Friday, May 18, 2012

For His Glory

“…you give them something to eat.”

The disciples come to Jesus and tell Him He should send the crowds away so they can go and buy food for themselves.

“But Jesus said, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’” (Matthew 14:16)

Normally that might be okay…I mean, if you have a few loaves and some fish you might could feed a few people. But this wasn’t a few people. There were thousands. In fact, there were five thousand men, and that doesn’t even include women and children!

The disciples reaction?

“Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” (Mark 6: 37)

Jesus then asks them how many loaves of bread they have.

Five loaves and two fish.

That is all the disciples have to bring to Jesus to feed over five thousand people.

Five loaves and two fish.

But then Jesus, the one who turned water into wine, calmed the storm, healed a paralytic, the one to whom even the demons cried out “You are the Son of God”, that same Jesus took five loaves and two fish, looked to heaven and said a blessing, then broke the bread and gave it to the disciples to pass out to the crowds. Then…

“And they all ate and were satisfied.” (Matthew 14:20)

Satisfied.

…Jesus, the one who took five loaves and two fish and fed thousands…

Jesus took all the disciples brought to Him and multiplied it to go farther than they could have imagined.

Jesus can do the same for us.

We may seem small and helpless and feel like we don’t have much to offer, but Jesus can take what we offer Him and multiply it.

If Jesus can take five loaves and two fish and feed over five thousand people then just think what He can do with your life!

He even promises it in His Word…

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Bring to Jesus what You have…bring to Him your life. That’s what He wants. To take your life and use it for His glory.

For His glory.

That’s what we’re made for…to bring glory to God.

Just think…He can take a helpless, worthless sinner like you and me to bring glory to Him.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mama…

Mama

Such a beautiful word…it has so much meaning.

Mama…the one who cooks your food, cleans your clothes, and kisses your boo-boos.

Mama…the one who will stay up with you until all hours of the night as you pour out your heart.

Mama…the one who sings you to sleep as she strokes your hair.

Mama…the one who prays, and prays, and prays for you.

Mama…the one to whom you will always be her “baby.”

Mama…the one who sacrifices so much for you, because she loves you that much.

Mama…the one who loves you like no other. A love from God that binds you and her together forever.

Thank you, Mama…for everything. I love you SO much. I am thankful God gave me such a wonderful, godly, woman like you to love me.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Wedding Day

A beautiful song by Casting Crowns…

1st verse~

There's a stirring in the throne room
And all creation holds its breath
Waiting now to see the Bridegroom
Wondering how the bride will dress
And she wears white
And she knows that she's undeserving
She bears the shame of history
But this worn and weary maiden
Is not the bride that He sees
And she wears white, head to toe
But only He could make it so

Chorus~

When someone dries your tears
When someone wins your heart
And says your beautiful
When you don't know you are
And all you long to see
Is written on His face
Love has come and finally set you free
On that wedding day
On that wedding day

2nd verse~

She has danced in golden castles
She has crawled through beggar's dust
But today she stands before Him
And she wears His righteousness
She will be who He adores
This is what He made her for

Bridge~

When the hand that bears the only scars
In Heaven touch her face
And the last tears she'll ever cry
Are finally wiped away
And the clouds roll back as He takes her hand
And walks her through the gates
Forever we will reign



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

“No distrust made him waver…”

Sorry I haven’t been blogging much recently. I’m not giving up on my blog! The past few weeks have been pretty busy, plus I haven't thought of much to write about.

Two of my sisters, Lauren and Emily have had pneumonia the past couple weeks. Thankfully Emily is getting over it. We found out that Lauren has mono also and her pneumonia is only a little better. We would appreciate your prayers for both of them!

I don’t exactly have any “inspiring” words today. I was reading through blogs and looked to see when I last posted and was kind of surprised to realize it has been so long. I would like to share a verse with you, though.

“No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised.” Romans 4:20

Wow…beautiful verse right?