Monday, August 29, 2011

Passion for Change

Making changes in our lives is tough. 

There is no magic wand, no fairy dust to be sprinkled over our head and no miracle pill that will change everything over night. Change comes on purpose. Sometimes as Christians we expect the Father God to just 'zap" us and walla there is change.... That does not work, I know I have spent the last 35 years of being born again testing that system.

Change is not the product of will power we all know how quickly that fades and then fails. 

We have all been there. Change, something that we all desire and something that eludes us day after day after day. I say that because I stand right in the middle of my "want to". I have taken this past year since losing my mom and dad and have reevaluated my life. Mercy, when we allow the Father God to come into the darkness that we have hidden in our hearts, HE does just that and when HE begins to reveal the areas that need change, OMG. There it comes, the word change.

I have a TERRIBLE time with discipline. Terrible terrible time. There I have confessed it.

Soooooooooooooo here it is " I LOVE ice-cream......... I LOVE TV......... I have NO discipline in my life...... I need to find discipline...."

In my life now, it is a BIG deal and each day when I get up, I pray.......... Father God help me with my discipline. BUT there are days I do not pray. "Sigh"

But you know what I have learned.......

That discipline comes with passion. Once we find the passion for our lives, discipline comes right along with it. Will power will fail you but passion will drive you. In thinking that, I have changed my mind concerning discipline. Christ taught us that very well, HIS passion was for doing the will of the Father and HE followed that passion right to the cross.

So each day now I pray, God fire up the passion in me to do those things that you have called me to. Rekindle the fire that once burned in my soul. Change, yes, but it comes when passion is ignited......... It is not without sacrifice but the sacrifice comes with the passion.

Passion (from the Ancient Greek verb πάσχω (paskho) meaning to suffer) is a term applied to a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something.

God, fire up the passion that lies within me and show me the beauty of the gifts that you have given me. I pray that with that passion change will come and in that change, I will be standing right in the middle of your will for my life.......

I pray that you find the passion that burns within your soul......

with that passion comes all the tools that you need to accomplish those things that the Father God has placed within your heart.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fun Pictures from July 4th and Fast and Pray for rain...

We have a wonderful time on the 4th. As many of you know, the Lord healed a relationship through the death of my father. My brother Larry and I had not spoken in so many years, years that we cannot get back but we have promised each other to make up for them every day! Anyway, Larry and his wife Marty and PE( older brother) and his wife Alpha, Christopher and his main squeeze Tara and my sweet husband and myself had a wonderful time on the 4th. I invited everyone over for a pool party and a hot dog!

Here are a few pictures!

This picture here is my son Chris and his sweetie hiding  from the down pour under the floatie!   I kept telling them to get out of the pool in case of lightening but you know how far I got with that!

We had no more than got started when it clouded up and it came a rain like the heavens were opening up! Straight down rain!  No one complained and we just waited it out. It only lasted about 15 minutes but that was such a wonderful 15 minutes. It was 6 pm and the temp was 104 and after the rain shower the temp was 90.  Perfect for an evening swim!  The Father God knew what we needed. 

 Is this just not the cutest picture you have ever seen. The rain is coming down in sheets and my sweet husband was standing faithfully at the grill watching those hotdogs!  Look at the water splashes in the pool!  I am going to get this one framed!

This is Chris and Tara was pouring on them...... seems they were just enjoying their selves! Don't really blame them, it has been so hot!

This shows the water just pouring off the house......... I wish it would rain like that again TODAY!

Bless his heart, he was a real trooper!

Aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  they are just too cute!

Is that too cool or what!  Underwater camera, I have got to have one!

Look at that face!  I love that boy!

They had a good day!

                                       I love this one....... May have to frame this one........
Larry, my sweet brother, don't you think he looks like he is having a good time?

Noodle boy!

Noodle hog!  Like she really needs 4 noodles to hold her up!

That big splash is my brother PE....... Show off!

That is PE...... oops, chopped his head off...........  BUT he is having a great time! 

That would be my son Chris...  got to hold his nose......

I love sharing my life and the things that the Father God has blessed me with.  I love my family and just to sit back and watch them enjoying their day made me smile........... The hot dogs and chips were sooooooooooo tasty!  

Girls and guys, pray for rain for Kansas and Oklahoma and Texas.... and any other state that you might know is in drought.  We are expecting temps up to 120 next week..........  We need rain from heaven...... The Father God will answer if we pray.............

This was at 2:00 today..........  going to be hotter tomorrow..........  Time to get serious and fast and pray...
!-- gt;