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02/28/2014 - Author: Jennifer

We make many choices every day. Some choices are made for us.

There are choices that weigh heavy on me. Did I make the right decision? Did I set the course for my son for him to choose poorly or will he choose well? (and who am I to decide?)

Sometimes love is a choice. It doesn’t matter if it is in marriage, parenting, or friendships. Sometimes, we can’t let emotions be our guide. We have to choose love. We have to choose truth.

Life isn’t always fair. In our work, sometimes people with authority make choices for us.

There are times when I don’t want to be obedient, but I choose to be.

There are times when I must choose joy. When I must choose happiness. When I choose to make time for those I love instead of what I want to do.

We choose how we spend our time. I don’t choose wisely since I am selfish, but I pray God fills in the gaps of my failures.

Be blessed:)

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My Whole Heart

02/24/2014 - Author: Jennifer

“If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me.” Jeremiah 29:13

This verse. This verse made me pause and think. The more popular verse is verse 11 which can be taken out of context. It can also give comfort, but I don’t want to rant. Jeremiah 29:13–that made me say ouch.

There have been times I have asked God where He is. Am I not looking with all of my heart? Am I being lazy? Scared of what He will say? Is it the times that I don’t hear Him because I am not looking for Him with all I have? The verse before this one says that He hears, so I know my prayers on being heard and that God is listening. I know that there are times where we are to shut up, listen, or wait. I hate waiting.

How long have I been doing the Christian thing with only a little of my heart? How long have I been proclaiming that I follow Jesus with all that I am, but I am giving Him leftovers?

I need repentance. What have I missed by not searching God with my whole heart? How much have I messed up (myself and others) by being selfish and scared? I probably won’t like what He wants me to do all of the time, but really, Christianity should be all or nothing. I am ashamed to say that I feel I have been lukewarm at times.

I know that nobody will be perfect, but if I am going to shine the Light of Jesus, I need to let Him guide all of my heart and life. If not, well, I don’t think that I am being obedient.

What are your thoughts? I would like to hear them.

Be blessed:)

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How do you look for God?

02/12/2014 - Author: Jennifer

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“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)

I have missed something very important.

Sincerely seek Him. I am not saying that I missed it because I am not rewarded.

I don’t believe I have sought Him sincerely in every area of my life. I rely on Him to get me through the day. To guide me. To get me out of pickles. There are a lot of times that I feel alone—where I don’t feel like He is helping me out.

I know that there have been times where I have prayed, knowing I am going to do what I am going to do and deal with what comes later. This type of praying really isn’t genuine. This type of praying isn’t seeking Him with sincerity. It is lying to ask for help and then ignore it. Let’s face it–God isn’t going to validate sin.

They say to take a step of faith. Well, I did that and it failed. I did what I truly believed was what God was leading me to do, and I was wrong. I am still living with that. So guess what? I can’t. I can’t do it. I need Him to keep opening the doors if He wants me to do something. My faith is a little weak.

I do believe this: There is a God. He meets me where I am. I need to seek Him more sincerely. It is not enough to believe that He is there. (Satan knows that and I want to be better than that). I need to seek by studying the Bible better and praying with confidence that He will answer. Then–trust and obey. Easy? For me, not always.

I know that I don’t have to have all of the answers. I am not expecting perfection, but I would love clarity. Maybe it starts by seeking Him sincerely. What do you think? How do you sincerely seek God?

Be blessed 🙂

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