Life Check

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Life…sometimes the only word that comes to my mind is life; no further explanation.

There are so many little things we care so deeply about.  So many little things that we make into the biggest deals ever.  So many little things that make up each day, every care and concern we have, and yet they are all just little things!

The color of the wall, the status of the dishes, getting an A on a test, changing your tires; the list goes on.  How we feel, think, and react in situation, how we view things, how we handle things, how we respond to people and talk to people.  These are all little things.

I say little to put it in perspective.  To us, the littlest things seem so big sometimes and the biggest things seem nonexistent.  But guess what?  All the little things and all the big things are exactly the same to God, and to Him everything is a little thing.  That doesn’t mean He doesn’t care about everything, but what it does mean is that He can help with everything and anything and that He’s capable of all things, especially the things we care so much about.

Give God everything you are caring about, thinking about, worrying about, looking forward to, pursuing, investing in, etc etc etc.  Anything that takes passion, desire, motivation, ambition, integrity from you, give it to God and you will prosper all the more!  Relax in His love and presence and accept His peace which surpasses all understanding!  We are not alone, no matter what you have, what you are or what you will go through; He is always there.  Do you know how much He loves you?  Apparently so much that we cannot even comprehend!  Our God is an awesome God, an amazing Father who loves His children more then anything this world can ever possibly offer.

May God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine down upon you and give you peace…I pray that your mind and heart will be open and sensitive to the Holy Spirit, that you will make the best decision for yourself and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  “Come to ME all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”— Jesus.

Much love, blessings, and may you have an amazing evening and a wonderful day tomorrow!

Jenny~

P.S. Day 9 of 21 down for our exercise!  Whoop!  12 more days to go!!

Four Days Gone By

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Hello, Blog.  It’s June 11th.  I have been computer access-less the passed four (4) days, which is why I haven’t posted for June!  Right now all I have to say is this…

Life is precious.  It is truly a gift from God, even if we have to live in this world which gets darker and terrifying and ridiculous every day.  God created you in HIS image, whether you know Him or not; you were created in the image of the God of creation and He loves you, no matter what you have, are, or will go through.  No matter what you’ve done, you’re doing, or you’re going to inevitably do!  He loves you so much that he came into this world, born of a virgin, Jesus Christ lived and breathed on this earth, the son of God, and was later sacrificed, crucified, on a cross for YOU and ME!  He gave His life in one of, if not the most brutal ways imaginable and it was all for us selfish humans and our sins.  Our debt of eternal hell was paid by the blood of a perfect Lamb.  When you ask God to forgive you of your sins, ask Jesus to wash you pure as snow with His blood you defeated death and the grave when He rose from the grave, and the Holy Spirit comes into your heart, your conscience, to convict you of your wrong ways, we; the miserable fools who can’t see passed our own noses most of the time, were given the gift and the choice in this life to live eternity in heaven!  We are promised, all those who call upon the name of the Lord (For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13), to be saved and be granted when we die to live eternity in heaven with God, the created of man, creature, nature, universe, time, science, etc!  You may not want to believe that or may have never known about it, but that right there, the decision of your eternity, is the most important decision you will ever make.  This world is fallen, we will make bad choices, meet bad people, get involved with bad things, but God has forgiven you and will continue to forgive every sin as long as you confess them to Him.  And you have full power over you decision to accept the Lord Jesus as your Savior!  You get to choose!  You’re not going to be forced to because it has to begin in your heart.

I say these things because I heard a very sad thing today, and yesterday I experienced an accident.  Today I found out that a girl, 22-years-old, a very talented singer, she was on The Voice and also had over 3 million subscribers on YouTube, was shot last night, three times, and confirmed dead this morning.  Someone took her life then took his own life and possibly the lives of other people there because he was upset (and crazy) about something?!  See how selfish we are?  It’s our second nature!  Maybe our first.  These days when everything is easy access and no one’s waiting for anything, kids are being deceived in every aspect of life, parents aren’t parenting their children well or caring for them well, everything is electronic, the list goes on.  People are losing more and more sight of what’s important, and I hate to say it but YOU are not that important.  Where were the people raising this guy when he was going through crap in his life to get to this point where he takes two shot guns and a knife to a concert and SHOOTS someone, kills her?  What was going on in his mind?  The reason these things keep happening with shooters at events (other then peoples/terrorist groups from other countries which is very different), is because they get a hold of weapons somehow and the majority of the time are on medication for mental disorders or depression, etc.  People aren’t loving them or really trying to help them.  Maybe some of these mental shooters have been paid, who knows!  I’m getting a little excited here and I don’t want to ramble on and on.  Ms. Christina Grimmie was shot, but from things she’s posted online it looks like she is in heaven with God and Jesus!  Hallelujah!  What is the point of this life if you cannot live with the hope of spending eternity with Jesus?!  We’re fearful of death, and even I don’t want to die, but I know, because of my choice to accept Jesus into my life and my heart, that when, where, however I leave this world we all know my spirit, my soul, is going to heaven!

The accident I witnessed (to keep it short) was on the way to work I was going to turn left and I was yielding, a silver car drove by and slowed down to stop at a traffic light.  Right then I decided to turn right instead of left, and as I switched my blinker, a red car came up behind the silver one (where I would have been if I turned left) and bashed right into the back of the car.  It was a awful sound and the bumper/fender and headlights/tail lights shattered all over the road.  Thankfully no one was hurt, but man!  It was a close one for myself and a crappy start to the day for both of them!

So, I don’t wish to leave anyone feeling hopeless; that is the last thing I want to do!  Please, if you have stopped by today, take this hope from what I have said: Jesus loves you so much that He died for you.  You are made perfect and whole and are completely forgiven by the blood of Christ.  All you need to do is realized you have sinned, go to Jesus confessing your sins and asking Him to forgive your sins and for the Spirit of God to come reside in your heart.  For anyone who hasn’t done this who may be reading this post, I will leave some links at the end of this post of some wonderful resources (*I am NOT sponsored!).

Blessings to you.  May you have an amazing day, a safe weekend, and tell those you love and hold close to you how much you love them.  It’s so important to do that everyday.  Not only does it lift your spirits, but it also lets people know that they are loved which prevents depression, for example, and awful accidents from happening.

Oh, and I have nothing against guns; I believe wholeheartedly that responsible, legal, gun owners should be able to defend themselves with their guns and defend people around them if they were ever in a shooting situation as such.  No matter how much you out law something, people who want it are going to get it at any cost; even the cost of someone else’s life.

Okay!  I will write tomorrow for sure and have a more cheery topic!  Much love and many blessings.

Jenny~

 

http://www.livingwaters.com/

https://answersingenesis.org/gospel/salvation/

http://www.biblestudytools.com/

http://www.lightsource.com/ministry/way-of-the-master-video/

http://www.wayofthemaster.com/

 

P.S. I did not go back and proof read so I ask for you forgiveness of anything misspelled…

Devotions

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Today I woke up to a sky full of dark clouds who seemed to be in deep conversation as they grumbled across the sky.  After stretching my curled up limbs from a nice deep sleep, I reached over and grabbed my Bible and devotionals (NOTE: this is a VERY good habit I’ve gotten in to…reading my devotions right when I get up, that is).  I started out this year waking up and then praying and getting into the word first thing and it really helped set the tone for my day.  Of course like anything you try to do consistently, sometimes you get discouraged or your schedule gets thrown around, etc, and I went a few weeks not doing this and BOY I have been able to tell such a difference!

So, back to this morning.  I opened Oswald Chambers and here what it said:

Moral Decision about Sin

“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.”  Romans 6:6

…Have I entered into the glorious privilege of being crucified with Christ until all that is left is the life of Christ in my flesh and blood?  ‘I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.'”

That was the intro verse and last paragraph.  It was talking about realizing God’s ultimate gift of giving us His Son and of Jesus’ sacrifice for out sins and really realizing and thinking of what an amazing and great honor we have to have had Christ Jesus give His life to save all of us from the sin of this world and give us the chance to accept Him as our Savior and Lord and live with Him all through eternity!  So that was eye opening and encouraging.

Then I read Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (these two devotionals are my favorite at the moment) and it went along hand in hand pretty much with Oswald Chambers saying…

“…While you were still living in darkness, I began to shine the light of My Presence into your sin-stained life.  Finally, I lifted you up out of the mire into My marvelous Light.  Having sacrificed My very Life for you, I can be trusted in every facet of your life.”

That was also the last paragraph of Jesus Calling.  Before that it was saying to trust in the Lord in and with every detail of your life knowing that He knows what’s going to happen and we do not need to be afraid or sit here wasting our energy away on worries and woes!

Anyway, I thought it was neat how those two devotions today fit together and my conclusion is, or the point that I guess I’m trying to make, is that it is SO worth it to give whatever time you have to God because He’s in charge of all time anyway, so enough with the excuses and JUST DO IT (yes, I’ve taken Nike’s motto for this year…my goal is to just DO things!)!  Don’t be afraid; don’t worry, for the Lord God is with you (Isaiah 41:10).

Blessings to you all and if anyone, young women or older women, is looking for a nice uplifting book to read, try Set Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy (I’d recommend it to teens-young adults, but it’s a great book and so encouraging if you’re one who may struggle with the cares and worries of the world).

Have a wonderful weekend, Happy April (yay pollen!), and enjoy this lovely spring rain, although it keeps us from the sunshine, it’s beautiful and well needed to wash away the first coat of pollen.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Much love,

Jenny~

New Room

Hello!  It has been a crazy couple of weeks.  I feel like it has been so busy, but this past week I was home almost every day.  I’m just extremely tired and I wish I wasn’t, but I have been!

Anyway, today (happy Labor Day!  Thank you all for your hard work!) my sister Sarah and I are fixing up and finishing my room!  YAYAYAYAYAYYA!!!!! 😀

My room is very small, but I love it.  It’s a perfect square, I get to see the sunrise and have the morning sunshine in my room every day and it has high ceilings which makes it feel even bigger then it is!  The walls of my room where blue on the bottom half and then a really light yellow on the top half with a pretty little nursery wallpaper border separating the two colors, but when I moves in and we declared that I would be staying in this room we painted the whole was the really light yellow color, and I just haven’t been satisfied!  So, it is now going to be blue…

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I LOVE it so much!  I have never gotten so excited about a color before!

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It’s so exciting to finally be doing something.  I have lived so much thinking about doing these things and to actually do it is invigorating!

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Even this simple act of painting the wall a new color is just so wonderful and I can’t wait to finish it.  Oh, and I’ve painted it all so far with just a paint brush…he he he…I was a bit eager to start.

There has been so much going through my mind right now on so many different levels.  I wish there was someone I could talk to who could answer all of these thoughts and questions I have.  I guess I will just need to continue to trust in God for guidance and contentment and answers.  I don’t know.  That was a random though, but I was building up to say that I have been wanting to post all of these different posts but whenever I sit down and write them out I get discouraged, which is probably just the evil one trying to stop me from saying what I want to say and sharing what is on my heart.  I must overcome this weakness because I have come to find out that I may be small or shy compared to some, but I am a person who cares and who wants honestly and truth and justice to prevail and who is quite tired of keeping to myself and not speaking when I feel the urge to.

I hope everyone has or has had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  I now urge everybody reading this to pray for our country, pray for those you know who are not saved, and to go out and be light in your environment even if you’re having a crappy day or are over dealing with certain people.  Our job is to shine brightly and share the love of our Lord and Savior with the people around us.  Our own struggles and worries and annoyances, even though they are troublesome and aggravating, are nothing in this world.  We can worry and fear and want everyone around us to disappear, but what are we accomplishing?  So, pray and seek the Lord and go out and be a burning light eager, ready and willing to profess the Gospel to people and make the world a brighter one.

God bless and much love, always.

(Some encouraging verses.  Please look them up.)

Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 6:34; 28:19; John 3:16-17; 16:33; Romans 10:9-13; Philippians 4:8; 4:13

Jenny~

P.S. Check out Skylar’s latest post!  It is lovely and so inspiring!  I miss you guys SO much!! ❤