|What is Your Destiny?
|Date when you fufill your destiny||November 16, 2010|
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Ugh…so yeah…haven’t posted in a while…sorry? Not that many people read this or anything…This past weekend was fun and eventful. It started off on Friday night. I had worked a long week at work and I was ready to get home, put the kids to bed and settle myself in front of my computer for our W@H Virtual Slumber Party. While many people wussed out early…ahem Maria and Monika…Jamie, Zoe and I partied till the wee hours of the morning, namely 3:30am okay well Jamie and I did…Zoe woke up early and stayed up because of the 5 hour time difference…There were MANY good laughs had all around and many times I had to literaly hold my hand over my mouth to keep from laughing out loud and waking up the whole house…
Saturday morning came early enough and thankfully a good friend of mine at church called me to verify the time for the kids’ choir practice…well, considering I completely forgot about it I was VERY thankful she called. Thankfully it wasn’t until 10:30 so I called the boys in from outside, gave them a bath and was able to make it to church in time to drop them off and make a coffee run. Afterwords Blake couldn’t stop talking about it. “Mom, that was SO awesome, it was SO cool.” He’s three…and a bit overdramatic.
Saturday evening and Sunday morning were spent doing Worship team as usual. Saturday night I was asked by one of our Worship Ministers (a husband and wife team) if I would be willing to take over the children’s choir in the fall. I have been praying that God would bring me something where I would be able to use my talents and feel productive. I told her I would think about it and pray about it. I mentioned it to Mike and he said, “Absolutely!” He had been praying the same thing without me even knowing it. I’ve directed Children’s choirs and musicals for the past 5 years at previous churches and I was really beginning to miss it. So we prayed about it and Sunday morning I accepted it. She also told me that they would eventually like to see this go into a paid position. Why did she tell me this? How did she know that I’ve been praying to find a way to either stay home or work part time or even full time with a VERY flexible schedule…She told me the whole reason she asked me was because they had been praying about it and talking about it and my name just kept coming up. They have never seen anything I directed or put on. Sometimes I wonder if they even think I’m good enough to sing on the worship team. I love when God does stuff like this. I feel like maybe I’m seeing a bit of light at the end of a VERY long tunnel at this point.
THEN Mike calls me yesterday saying that the owner of the warehouse that his company uses is looking for someone to do book/paperwork starting out at $10 an hour, but would be willing to pay more based on experience. This would be quite a bit of a cut in pay but it would only be 25-35 hours a week MUCH less than what I’m working now. I absolutely hate more than anything starting a new job or even having to quite a job, especially since I really like the people I work with. I know that if I do decide to quit my job that I’ll be riddled with guilt because I left my boss in this position…I’m really not THAT much of an asset to this company anyway…Besides…do I really want to be DEDICATED to MAIL of all things? NO!
Sigh…I look forward to seeing what God has in store for me. I know that whatever happens everything is going to be fine but at the same time I feel like God has seen us up and move just because we had the faith to do it. Is He telling me this is my next test? Am I going to trust Him and let Him guide me? Money’s not the issue because I know that God will provide for us, plus I can always teach piano as well which I miss WAY TOO MUCH! So with this I ask for prayers. Not that God would show me the way because I think He already is, but that I would get over myself and just trust Him fully!!
So many times my words fall short when people ask me questions about my faith. I wish that I could spout every Scripture that would apply to your questions but my human memory fails me WAY too often. Hopefully this can answer some questions and if there are any others you have I will do my best to answer these as well…
What exactly IS sin?
Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4
Can one sin by doing nothing?
Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin. James 4:17
From where does sin come?
20 And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. 21 “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22 deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. 23 “All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.” Mark 7:20-23
What is the result of sin?
5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:5-8
What has been done about sin?
6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. Romans 5:6-11
How are sinners put right with God?
22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Romans 3:22-26
Does Faith alone save us?
18 But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” 19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. James 2:18-24
What action should faith produce?
11 For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” Romans 10:11
8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. 1 John 1:8-10
36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ–this Jesus whom you crucified.” 39 “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” Acts 2:36,39
What is baptism?
5 For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; 7 for he who has died is freed from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, Romans 6:5-12
What is the new life?
14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14
Has God called me?
12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. 16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” 17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. Revelation 22:12, 15-17
So I thought long and hard…okay not that long…about a name for this blog. I came up with Life in Overdrive because that is how I feel so much of the time…Overdriven, Overtired, Overworked, and many, many more overs…
This weekend was no exception…Friday night it was my turn to have my Women’s Small Group over to my house…I had to take PTO day at work just to get my house ready and in order…let’s remember people that we have only been in our house for about a month and a half…no, I’m not that big of a slob…actually pretty neat…sometimes…
Anyway…Friday night my house was immaculate so I was happy. Saturday I was so wore out from the grocery shopping, unpacking, and decorating my hosue on Friday that I didn’t do much of anything. The boys were VERY good…Ry even took a NAP!! Saturday night we had church (dh and I are doing both Sat. night services right now). Sunday we went to an earlier service than when we normally go b/c we had company coming in that afternoon. It’s spring break in KY so one of my bestest friends came down with her boys and were sweet enough to drive an hour and a half out of their way so we could see them. They spent all afternoon with us in the backyard while the kiddos played on the Slip and Slide. Sunday night was my Sister’s birthday dinner at Chop’s…yum. yum. It was a bit stressful having our kids there in a swanky restaurant but there was nobody else there so after a martini I started to relax a bit…
We got home at about 11:30 sunday night…AND NO it didn’t stop there…Monday morning I woke up LATE!! It was 8:20 when I awoke to B’s eyes staring right back into mine! We normally leave our house by no later than 8:30!! Thankfully I had showered the night before, because it was a mad rush to get myself and two children ready to go out the door in 10 minutes…I was driving down the road and was wondering why I couldn’t see. Did I put my contacts in this morning? Yes, I remember doing it, plus I can feel the contact in my left eye…man it’s bothering me…Are my allergies acting up? Probably, we sat outside for dinner last night…After dropping the boys off at the babysitter’s I called my boss and said I had to go home and change out my contacts…she’s probably thinking how lame an excuse is that? I get home and go to take my contacts out…I can’t get the one out of my right eye, so I go for the left and what falls out but TWO contacts!!DURH!! So I throw those out and put new ones in…Don’t worry it wasn’t wasteful I was on week 7 or 8 for my monthly lenses…I get back to work and am able to see…YAY!!
Monday night we had more friends from KY over…This time one of the boys from our youth group was here (he’ll be going to Embry Riddle in the fall)…I’ll post more about that later…I’m tired of typing now and my lunch is sitting in front of me wanting to be eaten…
To sum up my weekend…Phew!! BUT How blessed am I? I was able to spend Friday night with some of the most awesome women I know…Saturday with the best boys a mom could ask for…Sunday with my bestest friend in the whole world and our kids, and Monday making the biggest ars out of myself 🙂 What else could I ask for? Pass me another martini…j/k 😉 sort of…
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