it seems to me that we put too much stake into what we can see, feel, hear, touch, and taste and yet that is the part of the life that we live that is temporary and fading away. if we only truly understood that it was the unseen spiritual existence of God that created the tangible world that we experience in our humanness, we would know that this world we see can and does change but the eternal, spiritual world does not and will not change. so why do we want to cling to what is shakable, a life that is going to shift and move underneath our feet instead of what is unshakable and will be firm and solid forever? God's Word reveals His plan for our lives here on this earth and forever into eternity. He has great plans for us in every aspect of our lives; spirit, soul, and body. but, it is only as we begin to put our faith in the unseen reality over the seen that the power of God brings change into our human world and we begin to experience the Truth in the marriage of both of our worlds.
i think it is just amazing how God has combined two different worlds into one. the eternal, unseen, spiritual realm has been combined with the temporary, tangible, physical world. when Jesus died on the cross for our sin, he took our sin with Him and when He rose from the dead to sit at the right hand of the Father, He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell those who believe upon Him as their Savior. Two worlds became one "in Christ." it is Christ in us that is the hope of us experiencing the glory of God in our human lives. (colossians 1:27) it is as we place our faith in the unseen work of Christ and His Spirit within us that the Truth of what He accomplished on the cross will become evident in this physical life that we exist in as our tangible world shakes, rattles and rolls under the power of the eternal God.
I Peter 1:9 says, "...you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, God's own purchased, special people." that is the unchangeable spiritual Truth because of our faith in Jesus. we are a new race of people, one that has been united with the Spirit of the eternal God. just imagine how much our natural, human lives are going to be rocked and changed if we begin to cling to the unseen, unshakable Truth of Christ no matter what it looks or feels like in our flesh. God and I are one spirit! that is almost more than my natural mind can comprehend, but i want to become so steadfast in that Truth that my whole world gets shaken up as it begins to align with the eternal Truth of God's Word.
just some insights into my thoughts and feelings about my life and what God is revealing to me and how i am experiencing His grace and mercy in so many ways. please feel free to comment and share your heart here too. i'd love to hear from you. you never know whose life you just might touch with your insights as well.
My First Blog Entry March 27, 2009
laying my heart at the feet of Jesus well, here goes. not really sure how this is going to go but i do believe it is in my heart to begin to share some of the things that God is doing in my life and secrets that live in my heart. i've really been inspired by a blog that i have just begun to read by a young, sweet mommy (what she calls herself). happening upon her blog was not an accident but, i believe, a direction from the Lord. as i have read much of what she has written from her heart, i've been moved to tears and smiled a lot, enjoying partaking of what she has shared. wondering if anything that i have to share might move anyone as her writings have moved me, i thought that i just might let some of my heart be opened to those interested in hearing the secrets in the heart of a wife and mom who sometimes feels as if she might drown in the difficulties of raising five children if it weren't for my God who is ever so merciful and His Grace who is ever so powerful. as i write this, tears stream down my own face, thinking of some of the situations that i am laying at the feet of Jesus at this very moment in my life. this seems to make it plain to me that going forward with this new adventure of blogging may just be a way for God to continue to remind me of His love and His goodness toward me. open heart surgery, with God's love as the knife, that's kind of what it feels like. cutting away the dead, useless pieces and repairing it with His intense, unconditional love. i hope that a few people are touched and moved to sharing their lives as well by reading some of what i may reveal of myself as i continue to lay my heart at his feet and trust Him to keep it and make it whole.
i am a wife of 19 years to my wonderful husband, aaron. a mom of 6 precious children (josiah 17, rachel 16, olivia 14, amanda 12, jacob 3, & our newest addition, baby jonah, born may 18, 2011. my life is full and exciting as i depend upon God to empower me to take on the everyday tasks that are set before me. i love God with all my heart as He has revealed His amazing love for me. i love sharing many of the things He has shown me in a Bible study at my church. allowing Him to use me to unveil Truth is a very big part of my life. it is just all so "GOOD!"