Thursday, April 8, 2010

Brennan Manning

A few good quotes from Brennan Manning:
Because the character of the worshiper will always be molded by the character of what he worships: If it is a cruel and revengeful God, the worshiper will be the same, but if it is a loving, tender, forgiving, unselfish God, the worshiper will be transformed slowly, wonderfully, into this likeness.

What we believe about God determines the way we will live.

When Satan wanted to tempt the woman to rebel against God, he did so by planting in her mind a seed of doubt about God’s goodness: Genesis 3:1

A great many things in God’s divine providences do not look to the eye like goodness. But faith sits down before mysteries such as these, and says, “The Lord is good, therefore all the He does must be good no matter how it looks. I can wait for His explanations.”javascript:void(0)

Read The Furious Longing of God


The earth is filled with the Lord's glory. Habakkuk 2:14
This is one of those seasons where I am literally craving an intense...I mean intense moment with God. I wish I could just leave civilization for at least a week and go to a cabin in the middle of the woods...Something about nature makes me so sensitive to God's voice. Tree-hugger to some, but I just think nature speaks of God's glory. It offers me hope. Anyway, I would love to climb in a tree and worship for hours. Through the busy moments in life, I know He offers guidance and revelations, but there is something so unique about just being...with nowhere to time limit...just being.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


"In a desert land he found him, in a barren & howling waste. He shielded him & cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest & hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them & carries them on its pinions." Deuteronomy 32:10-11

This verse I would say is the anthem of my present season. God has been, what feels like, ripping me out of comfort zone. I would say it has been pretty painful. At first, it was really confusing, but then I realized that God was trying to get me to fly. Have I experienced the flight yet? Not quite. At this point I don't even really know what that means. The one thing I know is that if I fall, my God is ready and willing to catch me. The only thing I can find security and comfort in is Him. It can't come from my friends, family, or even pastors; it has to come from Him alone.
I know the promises spoken over my life. Right now, faith to me means believing in His promises...even when my feelings try to convince me otherwise.

For now, I must sleep.

The Beginning...

I would have to say more so recently than ever I have kind of been overwhelmed at the things I encounter everyday...whether it be an obstacle, a intimate word from God, a life lesson, or just a moment of overwhelming love. This is just an outpouring of my desire to be honest. To be me. To be free. So often people say or do things just to present a false idea of who they truly are, and no, I am not innocent. Frustration has been building to the point I am at now...where I have decided to break through. I don't care if what I say seems foolish or immature to some...I can only be me. I don't think I can truly learn or become who I am called to be unless I am me. I would much rather my core be revealed and sifted through than to never experience complete freedom. So, I guess this is one of those life choice moments. Here I am. My life is not perfect. I am not perfect. And that makes the God I serve all the more beautiful. Despite where I was, He found me. Despite where I am, He delights in me. I can not seek to be "myself" without seeking to know my Creator. Hello, Jesus. Teach me truth.

Hopefully this blog will be filled with encouraging messages, stories, and incredible memories.
Memories are an anchor that remind us of God's goodness.