Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Can you carry out orders?

“I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” John 5:30
John 5:30 has such a simple message that many of us have heard so often it is common place to blurt out “not my will but your’s Lord” in the midst of any challenging decision or circumstance.  But do we mean that when we say it or does it just sound good? And if we really mean it, then why wait for the big/challenging issues to use this train of thought?  What if each and every day we started our day off by speaking this verse out loud and meaning it from the depth of our souls?   What if the moment you sat up in bed each day, the first words out of your mouth were, “I can’t do a solitary thing on my own: I listen, then I decide. You can trust my decision because I’m not out to get my own way but only to carry out orders.” (the Message)
How much easier every moment, every mundane task and decision would be if we completely removed our own will and selfish ambition and exclusively consulted the Lord and upon His answer, we immediately “carried out His orders.” Are you able to simply listen and carry out His orders?

Challenge: Each morning this week, recite John 5:30 when you wake up and throughout the day as you make big and small decisions.  I would love for you to check back in and let me know how it went!
Friday, June 7, 2013

Welcome Back, Me

So, I took a not-so-brief, completely unplanned hiatus from blog land.  I wanted to pop in today and say Happy Friday and Welcome Back to Me!  I’ve missed writing, but somehow I suddenly slipped back into my “old ways” of utter busy-ness. I am proud to announce that in the mist of all the busy-ness, my life does feel quite balanced and I love that. 

A few updates:
  • My hubby and I have really been focusing on living a healthier lifestyle with the help of a local food and fitness facility, Utopia, and it is going great. More Details to come!
  • We were accepted as a Cares team by apartment life last year and we were (finally) placed at an apartment community in April!!!  This has been a huge part of my busy-ness and why I’ve been MIA for a few months.  We are entering our third month of serving this property and it has been a blast so far! For more information about Cares, click here.  If you are interested in serving as a team contact me at pinkfaithtoday@hotmail.com and I would be glad to answer any of your questions.  
  • As I mentioned, I have missed writing you and I am excited to get plugged back in with everyone! I’ll be checking in at least once a week.
Before I wish you a fantastic weekend, I have to share this video with you.  I watched it yesterday and I was so incredibly blessed by it that I NEEDED to share it.  It’s completely in line with my updates above, Health and Balance in your life (and mine).  Enjoy.

 Now… Have a Fantastic Weekend!!!