4.24.2010

Spiritual Finds

sneak peak of some pics we shot the other day!!


I did manage to see her first few steps this week, but this little stinker just starts walking.....

as if she's been doing it behind our backs all the while.....

as soon as Matt and I leave for vacation!

We're on our way to North Carolina and Virginia for the week,
so hopefully we'll have some fun pics to post soon, along with the pictures of the girls.

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.....just to follow up from the end of the last post.....

"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh."  Galatians 5:16

This might as well be the theme verse for my life over the last 6 months.

It's been my daily goal and my daily struggle.

Walking in the Spirit is going to be the only way I have the motivation to do 
remarkable things like I mentioned.  It's the only way to overcome the fears
or selfishness that keep me from pleasing the Lord.

I can not do it on my own.

I would say it basically sums up everything else the New Testament tells us to do 
considering we can't do any of the other stuff without the help of the Spirit.

Anyway, this is my little journey I'm on now attempting to walk in the Spirit and seek 
His discernment to see what stupid fears and selfish desires 
keep me from His remarkable work in me.

It may be like pulling teeth, but I'm ready for Him to get the 
rotten stuff out of my heart that holds back my motivation for Him........

fear of what I may be called to lose, fear of what others think, 
fear of rejection, and I'm sure there's plenty more.

But just like what my motivation for great barn finds has led me to do {silly, I know}, 
I want a new motivation for God...from walking in the Spirit....
to lead me to extraordinary spiritual finds and deeds.

On a similar, but slightly different note,

I had a sermon recommended to me
{since I mentor college girls and tend to often talk about dating, of course},
and I've only listened to half of it so far, but I already
want to recommend it to you!

God has really been working in my heart lately,
{and as exciting as that may sound, it's also very sickening to see how selfish I really am.....
I know........surprise, huh??!! just kidding}
and He has been growing a passion in me to walk separately from this culture.
So, my heart is just overwhelmed
as I listen to this man preach what God is teaching Matt and I.

This 2 part sermon is actually about Courtship, but it really pertains to all of us whether we're dating,
teaching, parenting, or whatever.  You can be challenged either way!

Here is the first link:
Courtship Part 1

and here is the second one:
Courtship Part 2

He has many other sermons I want to listen to, and if I find anything not according to the Bible,
I'll be sure to let you know!  But, if you're tired of being tainted by this culture instead of being
transformed by God's Word, then you'll want to listen to God speak through him. :)

I warn you though, he is not for the faint of heart.

Enjoy and be blessed!!




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