Monday, August 9, 2010

"You Need A New Blog Post"

I woke up to these words on my FB wall from my girl Nadia, and thought....Hmmm. Maybe today is the day I sit down and actually put down some thoughts. I have thought about "confessing" lately and haven't gotten around to it....So here goes Nadia:)


Matthew 5:48 (The Message)
"In a word, what I'm saying is, GROW UP. You're kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created IDENTITY. Live generously and graciously towards others, the way God lives towards you."

This passage of scripture has been on my heart a lot lately. As I walk through this life with my Savior, I find myself wanting more and more of what He has for me. I am constantly in awe of His plans. I want to GROW UP and live out my God given identity. But what does that look like? How do I find out what that is? Who am I? I mean, I know I'm a child of God....I know I'm an Eve, created in His image....but WHO AM I?? What are the answers to these questions here on earth....during my short life?

I'll tell you what I want to be. I want to be a woman of influence in the kingdom of God, I want to be a respectful wife, I want to be a loving mommy, I want to be a caring friend, I want to be a kind neighbor, I want to be a wise mentor, I want to be healthy, I want to be a good example, I want to be creative....these are all my WANTS in the flesh.

Ephesians 5:2 (NKJV)
"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma."

An imitator of God?? Walk in love as Christ did?? Give myself as an offering and a sacrifice unto God as a sweet-smelling aroma?? Can I even come close to this?? This could completely overwhelm me! However, I've come to, I can't come close. BUT God has called me to give it all I've got. Just so you all know, I fully intend to give it ALL!

So, as I sift through all of these emotions, I am comforted by my Savior. He made me just the way I am. My IDENTITY currently is wife, mom, daughter, friend, neighbor, and teacher. God is using me today differently than He will use me in 5 years. My Spiritual gifts that I have now, may look totally different later. I am taking comfort in the fact that as I seek Him daily, He will reveal everything I need to know in the perfect time. I always want to know what's coming and plan for it. God says chill out Eve and trust me! I've got this! So, I give it to You Lord! Show me daily what I can handle and what You have for me. I will do my best to be patient and faithful. My God is SO faithful to me, the least I can do is give Him my faith and trust and follow after Him.

So today I woke up early and worked out. Then I came to my "spot" and spent time with my Lord. As I do this daily, He is able to speak to me through His word. If you're not reading your Bible....DO IT! God WILL show Himself to you! It may not be immediate, but stay faithful and steady! What starts as a discipline, will become a delight! I used to find it so difficult to "find the time" to read my Bible. I can happily say it is now a delight of mine and one I rarely miss. Find a friend and keep each other accountable. Keep a journal on what God says to you each day. You will be amazed at your Savior and how He is SO faithful to show Himself to you daily!

Please friends, join me in this life of searching! Let's make our Daddy proud and be the "Eve" that He created us to be! Don't settle for the lies of the devil! Shut that little stinker up!

Love you


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Who Am I??

Who Am I? That is a very good question. To sum it up in one word....Eve. I am a woman. Made by God. He made me in His image. I am here on earth for a short time to seek my Savior and do His will. I truly believe that I am here to fulfill God's plan for my life. I may not always know what that is....but I know that God wants me to know more than I want to know.

Just to give you a little background....I am NOT a writer! So, you may ask "why would you write a blog?". Well, that is an excellent question! While I'm not a professional writer by any means and I often confuse people when I speak, I AM very real. I have a passion for womens ministry and feel that God has given me a heart for the women in my life and also those I may not know yet. I am a wife, mom, daughter, friend, sister, granddaughter, sister in law, daughter in law, cousin, and leader. I feel it is so important to show people who you really are. My goal with this blog is to be completely transparent and hopefully in doing so, show other women that they are not alone. It's a simple concept, however in the world today we are surrounded by women who are "doing it all". Now, I don't know about you, but I often feel less than worthy. I look at these "super women" and, I am a loser! I'm not pretty enough, my house isn't clean enough, I don't scrapbook, I don't eat healthy enough, I don't play with my kids enough....the list goes on and on. The devil LOVES to fill our head with these lies that we aren't good enough. I am here to say that this plan of the enemy PISSES me off! Oh yeah, one more thing....I love Jesus more than anything, but I may use the word "pisses" to get my point across:)

So, in closing for my first post I want you to know that I am and always will be real on my blog. I am a real woman and a real friend just trying to find other real women to do life with. I love Jesus and want to glorify Him in all I do :)

Genesis 2:18: And the Lord God said "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."