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Not perfect JUST forgiven

This pretty much says it all!

Ephesians 3:7-10 this is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message (the Good News). It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. When it came to presenting the Message to people who had no background in God's way, I was the LEAST qualified of any of the available Christians. God saw to it that I was equipped, but you can be sure that it had nothing to do with my natural abilities.

8-10 And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are WAY over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along. Through followers of Jesus like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels!

I mean really?!?!?! That God would choose me...He chose us?!? WoW! I am not perfect, I am JUST FORGIVEN. God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Yesterday was a rough day, flat tire and late for work but I kept meditating on Philippians 4...Paul learned how to have joy and peace in any and every circumstance...good, bad or awful. And I sure did not go to prison like he did...so how can I even complain? Then I got home from work and I get these sweet & encouraging words...like a silver box with a bow on it! God sent me a letter from one of my best friends in Alabama, then two emails from two different friends...All words of LOVE & encouragement. I was blown away by how God not only got me through yesterday gracefully but on top of that HE blessed me in ways I never even thought possible. Its amazing how on the hardest days, the days you dont even wanna do...on those days God blows your mind with His Love & Grace...undeserving. It is those kind of days that God is wanting to show you how amazing His love is and how much He LOVES you! As I was working on a project for one of my clients I look up on the wall and see a painting, very simple & beautiful with a verse on the bottom.

"I've opened a door before you that no one can slam shut."-Rev. 3:8 So when I got home I run over & grab my bible because I want to read more, I want the context of the verse...here it is...
"You don't have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You obeyed me, you didn't deny me when times were rough."-Rev. 3:7-8
That pretty much sums up yesterday! I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength. Offering up praise & gratitude to Him. He does this kind of stuff all the time, everyday...I would have a novel if I wrote about every way God blesses me & surprises me day to day.

BEAUTIFUL WORSHIP!!!!



I will be the sweetest offering. I will be the Praise Your heart desires! My heart sings WORTHY!!!! My heart sings WORTHY!!!! I've found none other like YOU!!!!


G-O-D trumps ALL else!

What's better a PHD or the G-O-D? The G-O-D trumps the PHD everytime!!!
The Spirit reveals "the secret wisdom of God"-1Cor.6:7. Not earthly wisdom. He doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the CALLED. You can't analyze or "figure" God out...He is too BIG to be put in a box like that. No little human boxes can contain HIM. The only one that can discern the thoughts of God is HIS Spirit. We have been given the mind of Christ and God gave us HIS Spirit to discern & reveal the Truths & thoughts of God. WoW! He gave us His Spirit as a deposit because He is coming back for us :) Get it? Well its true...we are carriers of His presence...with the gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us..until HIS return or our homecoming to Heaven.

Loving God above all else means letting go of "all else."He may give it back He may not but either way you have HIM so you have everything! If you want it all, you must GIVE IT ALL. Give it ALL to HIM. Everything. Your plans, your dreams, you actions, your will, your life...most importantly your HEART. It always comes down to the heart, because God looks at the heart. Where man looks at outward appearance, or looks at degrees, certificates, awards...etc. But God doesn't look at these things...it is always a matter of the heart for Him.

Some nuggets from church:
"Once you know the TRUTH, you know what's FALSE. True or False?"
My Pastor said this on sunday, "I am not God, I am just the mailman." :) He is the carrier, the messenger, the middleman.
God wants to exchange your earthly glasses for Heavenly glasses. To see through HIS eyes, not the worlds eyes or your earthly eyes.

"The enemy wants us stressed. God wants us BLESSED!!!!!"

"You don't have to QUIT. You just have to SUBMIT." Submit to God. Surrender it all to HIM. Let Jesus take the wheel. Don't give up. Don't quit, just submit.

"A heart of forgiveness means no chains. True power & strength & freedom lies in forgiveness"

"worship is an overflow of our experience of God as the Shepherd of our souls."

David was a man after Gods own heart. When he was alone he would pour his heart out in songs that he wrote for God. Beautiful. Inspired.
A heart fully surrendered to God. That does not mean perfect. It means one day at a time opening your heart, being vulnerable & humbling yourself before the Lord for His spirit to search the deep parts of your heart and guide you into ALL truth. Allowing Him to change your heart. To convict you and turn you the other way. There are new levels of surrender each day. New deliverances and new testimonies all the time between you & the Lord...depends on how much you are willing to surrender to HIm. Surrender it all. He is worth it all!!!!