Monday, April 14, 2008
Recently I made a new friend through an interview that I did for work. Throughout our conversation she talked about her life and the healing that she has experienced. She described her healing as the evidence of His (God's) pursuit of her life. Every time I've heard that statement since then it has resonated within my spirit. I don't have a lot of experience in the area of men and the pursuit. That's not a negative. The Lord just has to help make it clear. But the Lord has been reminding me of how much He has pursued my life. God's pursuit of us is always with the intention to bear fruit. He's a Kingdom God so His pursuit of us is never ending and it knows no bounds. I think that because we live in a natural world full of brokeness it is easy to feel forgotten. I know sooo many amazing single women that no man is pursuing. It's easy to slide into not feeling worthy of being pursued. But even if a gem is hidden/not pursued, it doesn't make it any less of a gem. It's all about learning to live in the pleasure of a God that is always completely satisfied with His love towards us. It is so comforting to know that His pursuit of me doesn't get old but that He rejoices in me moment by moment. I love the verse in Zeph 3:17, "The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." I am so thankful that His love over me is strong and that He is able to understand my weak emotions and gives me His strength to live my life. Truly we all have in some way felt the evidence of God's pursuit over our lives. What is yours?
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Isn't it crazy how the one thing you need could be right under your nose and you've never known it??!! For instance, I sing and play piano. I'm not amazing but as I continue to spend time with God I am writing more and more songs. Well I've been calling my voicemail and leaving myself messages with the melodies and words so I wouldn't forget them. In fact many songs have reached their "This message will be saved for 40 days.." more than a few times. I was going to by some sort of digital recorder when my brother showed me how to work garage band!! Who knew that it was so stinkin' simple!! So now I have songs that I've recorded the piano and vocals for. All in one night! I am so excited at the possibilities. It's also really humbling because when I hear myself I don't think I sound that great. But because I love Jesus He somehow uses it anyway. I have been wanting to record for months.....today is the day that God revealed what has been in my life for 3 years already!!