Sunday, November 20, 2005

Tears of Joy!

In church this morning as we were singing 'How great is our God', a little girl got up on stage and started doing sign language to the song. As I watched tears welled up in my eyes, tears of joy, tears of happiness, tears of awe. I can't say it was only because of this little girl, but just for the awesomeness in the Almightly. He really is Great! He just blows my mind day in and day out. And I know that all the words in the human dictionary could never even come close to describing how Magnificent our God truly is!

Another thing came to my mind while I tried to hold in my tears. This was, how come for the last little while I seem to shed tears at everything. Well not everything but more things than I would like to admit. I don't want you all to think I am this cry baby over here, because it isn't like that. But when I hear a testimony I cry, when I see people giving their life to Jesus I cry, when I am listening to a sermon I cry, when I tell someone a story about one of the above I cry, when I listen as someone pours out their heart to me I cry. I don't know why I do this, but it seems that I can't help myself. I don't think it is a bad thing either. I seem to cry for mostly joyful things, which is the best reason for crying anyway. But I seem to have an outpouring of compassion for the lost, the brokenhearted, the sick, the children, and sometimes I feel as though I can feel the Father's heart breaking when I see people rejecting the love He so desperately wants to pour into them.

I was wondering earlier this week, why God would call me to counsel when I would cry along side the one I am trying to help. But then I realized that just because He told me to get the degree in counselling doesn't mean I will be doing the traditional counselling job. I think for me, it is going to be my life. To have compassion for those in need and show them the most awesome thing anyone can show anyone, and that is Jesus!

Also in church while wondering about why I am so sensitive, I recalled that I had blogged once on how I had thought I was all out of tears. Isn't this kind of funny. To think such a thing and then to be overwhelmed with sensitivity. I am glad I have this gift. I call it a gift because not everyone has it. Not everyone can get emotionally stirred just by seeing someone give their life to Jesus, or to hear a story and feel what the person who is telling it is feeling. I would call that a gift. Thank you Jesus, for making me a blubbering, crying, silly, sensitive person.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Finding peace in the midst of a storm.

In the midst of any storm, the Lord always proves to be great. He is always there and never tries to flee. He is the one we can count on, the one we can trust and the one who loves us.

I found out not long ago that someone close to me has been having problems in her marriage. But through everything that she has and is going through the Lord is the one who comforts, provides and strengthens her daily. In this horrible trial she has grown deeper in her relationship with the Lord and I see it. She is an awesome lady and God will bless her because she is the one standing strong and honouring God.

I pray for her family, I pray that they will find strength and comfort in the Lord. That they will see the light at the end of the tunnel and that the hope that is in Christ shines through in them. I pray that no matter what life throws at them that it will bounce right off them. I pray they will find peace and contentment in any situation that they are in. And that they will seek the Lord daily, and find wisdom in His Word. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Early Christian Church Unearthed

By Cynthia Johnston

MEGIDDO PRISON, Israel (Reuters) - In a maximum-security jail just down the road from Armageddon, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed what they believe is the oldest church discovered in the land where Jesus was born.

"This is one of the most important finds of early Christianity," archaeologist Yardena Alexandre of the Israel Antiquities told journalists on a tour of the excavation on Sunday.

Remains of the church, which archaeologists date to the mid-third to early-fourth century, were found during a dig for possible artifacts before the planned construction of a new prison wing.
The ruins of the church include a mosaic tile floor with inscriptions in ancient Greek containing a reference to "The God Jesus Christ" and could shed light on early Christian practices.

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You know you are tired when: your alarm clock goes off at 9am and you don't actually hear it until 10:54am.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Defending the Faith!

Do you know what I am finding lately? I seem to have to defend my faith to so many people, who by the way, approach me and then when I speak truth it is like a button goes off in them and they go into attack mode. I try to stay calm, cool and collected while I take my stance but I know I am not perfect and I know it is only by love that they will see Jesus in me. I just don't get why someone brings up the subject just to try to rouse me to anger. I love Jesus and I will stand by His Word no matter who it may offend. The truth is the truth and it is Jesus himself who says he is the truth "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6) I just pray I do it in a way that will plant seeds and change hearts.

On the flipside, I have others approach me and for some reason or another they just know that there is something different in me and want to know more about it. Which of course opens the door of discussion.

I guess I just have to always remember that whenever God wants to do something amazing re: save souls, the devil is always trying to stop it from happening. I see both, but God is the one who always comes out on top and the devil already knows he is defeated. Amen to that!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I'm Back!

Wow, it has been almost three months since I was last on my own blog. I was missing writing in here and last night I found myself redecorating it. This would be the third time that I have switched the face of this blog. I hope you all like it.

I have found that over the past little while I have been struggling with some issues and I realized it is always good to talk with someone or express my feelings in some way. This is what brought me back to this little corner on the web. Even though I can be quite vague at times, this blog has helped me to express/collect/examine/re-examine my thoughts. This is what I have been lacking - lately I have been holding a lot in and I know that it is not only unwise but also unhealthy for me. And so I have returned.

So if you dare, I invite you to continue share my journey through life for we are all here for a purpose and God will surely direct our path to get us there.