Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Definition of Love, Do You Know What it is?!

Beckah Shae, Faith Hope and Love

Its funny, I was just talking to my son and daughter about the true meaning of love and how vital it is to know Gods unconditional love, that gives without expecting to get back.

 My daughter mentioned how I Corinthians 13 where it talks about the qualities of love. The chapter ends saying that there is FAITH, HOPE but that the  greatest is LOVE! When you reach out and touch God, you are touching something tangible. Though you can't see God, you are still touching his very presence and it is made of real qualities - those of love.

 Just like when you touch a needle you feel the sharpness of it, so also when you touch God you will find yourself feeling how faithful God is, how gentle he is, how kind and compassionate he is. You will see hope for your life and know that God has faith in you. And in all this you will feel how strong his love is for you - that he would even die to bring you to him.

 I hope you can feel God touching you through this song and the following  song below. In this song Beckah Shae is in God's presence and if you listen carefully, you can feel this too. :)


Monday, December 3, 2012

Sat on My Sailboat Listening to This Song!

Jesus Culture, Rooftops

I sat in my bed on my twenty two foot Columbia sailboat this last weekend listening to this song. While I was listening I felt my heart wanting to touch God. I felt His presence and there's really no way to explain the conversation I had with God next as it involved tears and things so deep in my heart, I have trouble explaining them. Thank you Jesus Culture for this beautiful song that stirred my heart. I hope it touches your heart too!

                                                    Lincoln Brewster, Reaching For You

This Song Rocks!

Awesome song that really draws you heart to God but is fast paced too...which is fun!


Monday, November 26, 2012

An Hour of Exciting Songs!

Savior King by Hillsong. But this is more that just one song. Its an hour of awesome songs to sing to God with while your working on the computer. I love it. Have listened to it for a week almost every single day. The third song is my favorite! Enjoy!

Ever Feel Like Your Wasting Your Time?

In Ecclesiastes it says that Solomon felt like everything he did was a waste of time...

... yet Solomon still confessed that a wise man has eyes in his head while the fool walks in darkness.

Wisdom is better that foolishness just as light is better than darkness Ecc2:11-14....

So even in a world where everything we do will pass away when we die, the choices we make with wisdom will be better than those made in foolishness.

And beyond this, what we do for God will live forever with God and with those that are His! This is something that Jesus implied (Jesus being wiser than Solomon).


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Peace With God - Even Though I Wanted To Worry

I love Beckah Shae's music. She just loves to be in Gods presence and bring you there with her!

 This last summer when I was going through a very difficult time, I would end my day just listening to her connecting with the Lord.

Along with her beautiful voice, I found peace in trusting God even though my body was crying out to worry and stress out. Thank you Lord!

 I hope you find her songs as inspiring as I have! Enjoy!!


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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Why Am I Listening To This Song Over and Over?!

BEAUTIFUL song! Not super fast, but really ON FIRE for God and lifted my spirit up and brought me into Gods presence. I just randomly picked this song as I was working and suddenly found myself playing it again. And then I played it again and still wanted to hear it one more time. Then I decided to share it with my son! Okay, so you get the picture...


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Can We Really TRUST Anymore?

"Oh, you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given you as well."

I was especially struck by the part in the verse that says: 'do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink..." Setting your heart on something is the key to this verse. Proverbs says to "guard your heart with all diligence." Guarding your heart is what requires energy, thought and FOCUS.

 Jesus is challenging us! He is trying to get us to TRUST God with 'you of little faith'. He is trying to get us to get our thoughts off of seeking after our own selves and money and onto helping others and things that really matter looking back after ten years. Do you get what I'm trying to say? Actually Jesus is the one saying it to us.


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Does God REALLY care?

Good morning!

What a beautiful day here in Pasadena. A time to remember how much God loves us and is helping us. Sometimes life gets really hard and its difficult to believe this. That's where having real faith comes in. Developing trust in God and dependance on His help are the next steps after doing all you can with our limited resources. To be able to stand strong in God, you need two things:

1) A real living relationship with God

2) A solid foundation understanding who God is through the Bible

HAVE AN AWESOME DAY growing closer to HIM!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Notice how the foLlowing verse says to be 'like minded.' If you could give someone a boxed up defintion of practically living for God, this would come very close:
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 
1 Peter 3:8-12

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wisdom from the Past for Business Today...

In Proverbs it says the wise woman "...considers a field and buys it." Proverbs 31:16 This verse really helped me. I've been inspecting so many business the last few months and have looked into them and 'kicked the tires', so to speak. It seems so many online business are just out to try and gouge you for money with little return. But God is all about giving and says that when we 'seek His kingdom first, all these [other things] will be given to us also."* So God wants us to be concerned about helping people and He will take care of helping us. Along with this He has given us the principle to buy carefully when looking to make a monetary return.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Awake to Hope!

This verse stood out to me today and gave me encouragement. I feel like God is in control of all the things that seem like I have little control over:

"I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121

*Post Picture comes from my blog site: http://albiesailingpictures.blogspot.com

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Day Without Worry

Worry is really not trusting God. It is a way for the devil to get us off the road of having Gods peace and doing the right things, to taking the wrong actions without Gods help. Something to think about (especially talking to myself!).

Great verse for today: "present your requests to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Have a day without worry (I'm speaking to myself too!)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Beautiful Morning!

Thankful to God to wake up this morning to such a beautiful sunny day. Great verse: "Who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with love and compassion." Psalm 103:34

What a cool sand castle!!! Makes me want to go to the beach - but blah, have to work! lol! Still, just like the sandcastle today has great potential! :-)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beautiful Name: 'For Him I will be a Sacrifice'. What Does This Mean?

'For HIm I will be a Sacrifice'. What Does This Mean? See if the following words help clear this up for you! The words to this song are SO powerful. Read and breath them in:

"Beautiful Name"

"Your heart I seek to find
With Your hands You fashioned mine
Let me be used by you to carry out the truth
To the ends of the earth
'Til everyone's heard
My mended heart will share Your words
I will tell the world that You are God

I will run
I will fly
I will live to be a sacrifice
Through it all I'll rise above
Unafraid I will face what comes
I will run
I will fly
And for my faith I will live & die
I'll be strong - I will press on
For the sake of Your beautiful name
Your beautiful name

Should all life cease to grow
Should chaos take control
The only hope we know is You will save us
It's worth the cost to take up my cross
As You take back what's been lost
Until all who doubt know
You are God

I will run
I will fly
I will live to be a sacrifice
Through it all I'll rise above
Unafraid I will face what comes
I will run
I will fly
And for my faith I will live & die
I'll be strong - I will press on
For the sake of Your beautiful name
Your beautiful name

I'm not captive anymore
I'm gonna soar to a new placce
Take on a new pace
I know what my life is for

I will run
I will fly
I will live to be a sacrifice
Through it all I'll rise above
Unafraid I will face what comes
I will run
I will fly
And for my faith I will live & die
I'll be strong - I will press on
For the sake of Your beautiful name
Your beautiful name."

From Zoegirl 'Beautiful Name'

If you liked the words, then listen to the song below on the video clip at the bottom of the blog.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Is NOT Satisfying Your Spouse in Bed a Sin?

Someone asked the question: "is not satisfying your spouse in bed a sin?" My answer to that question is: "Well, it could be. Here's some ideas that can shed some light on it: Honestly, whatever is not done with Gods love within you is not of God and sin. That doesn't mean that trivial things like eating breakfast have to 'be done with Gods love'. It just means having Gods love in your heart as you go about your day. So also living your married life with Gods love is also part of it all. So whether you sin or not really is a decision you, God and your spouse only know the answer to...

The big question is are we using sexuality to manipulate our spouses behavior? Well, this is NOT unconditional love - I can tell you that. Still, its not very easy to want to make love with your spouse after you haven't been treated right! In the Bible, it says to not deprive each other. This means sexually. Well, after a fight or disagreement, I suspect it would be a little hard for a woman to feel very romantic. Especially if its really true that women are turned on by how you treat them. For a man, the fight may be over and the feelings for sex could be just as strong. Men I believe however, are more turned on by sight. This makes a huge difference! So what is the answer? Manipulation or letting your feelings be trampled over? I think the answer is in the middle. Having the ability to forgive and let go can help give your spouse a chance to build up your feelings of love again. And sometimes you do have to have 'tough love'.

In Song of Solomon (in the Bible), Solomon (or the spouse) says 'not to awaken love'. And yet in another passage, not too far away, it says in other words that 'there I aroused you'. So this all seems contradictory, but really its not. Basically, we should be honest with our spouse and let them know if we have sexual feelings but if our approaches are not met with welcome, we should wait and let love grow. This is NOT the answer some are wanting to hear, but if we are to allow our marriage to grow, it is the right one. Self control is not always easy! On the other hand, if the spouse shows no grace and willingness to give unconditional love after the other has been trying, this could also destroy the marriage. So forgiveness and patience are needed on both sides. Without them, everything falls apart. And who can say with the complexity of it all if it is a 'sin' but God and the couple themselves. But for sure, it well could be!


PS: Thanks for your comments!