Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Spirit is Willing but the Body is Weak

The Spirit is WILLING but the body is weak!!

That one sentence has been in my head all week. The spirit wants me to spend more time with God. My brain sometimes chimes in and says, no I have so much to clean or organize. I can't do that right now.

I think many people face these same struggles. Life has become so busy we forget how important it is to sit down and relax and think. Instead our schedules won't allow us to clear a space for the Lord.

Lately, I've been setting goals for myself. I can clean and cook and organize until 12pm. Then it's time for God. I feel so much better not just because I get to spend some great time with God but I always react to situations better and with more love.

With all the things going on in our lives it can be hard to spend a time of reflection with ourselves. A time to be truly honest with ourselves, about ourselves.

I'm sure many addictive personalities people know they that are making bad decisions but they do it anyway because it's what they know. We are creatures of habit. When it feels right it must be the way right???

Life won't always feel "right". Sometimes you have to go against the grain to get past a hurt or addiction and it won't feel right at first. You have to create a new healthy habit. The Spirit is always willing. We just have to tell the body what to do.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Help Comes From The Lord

I think the title really sums up everything. My Help Comes From THE LORD!!! The latest couple of weeks I've been attending a really great church and it feels like a "home church". Today we heard a testimony from a man who attend Saddleback church in California (Rick Warren's church). It was so refreshing to hear brutal truth from someone who comes before the Lord and proclaims how imperfect they are. In a world that concentrates on perfection and looking good this man confessed to all of us how his life fell apart but then how God put it back together in a much better way. How awesome is God!!! How awesome is He to help us to live in a way that He prefers and that we truly desire.

I was thinking of what is one thing that makes me truly happy when life seems to make me stress (and even when it doesn't)'s God. God fills me with the strength, love, and joy that makes me whole. God makes me whole!!