Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thoughts

God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. Many times we hear this or repeat this to get excited, but how true it is. I am sick right now, so deceided that I should write a little of all the random things that go on in my head. One for instance is how we (christians) try so hard to act like Jesus. We try to take out sins from our lives and replace them with attributes of Jesus. Is this wrong? It sounds good, I know, but we can't add Jesus to our lives. We have Jesus, we only need to show what is already inside of us. When we accepted Jesus and the Holy Spirit take over our hearts, we are covered in Jesus, in grace, in love. So becoming a "better" Christian has nothing to do with removing a sin -- it has to do with revealing the Christ living in us and that leads to the sin disappearing. Right now I know that my biggest sin is lack of trust in God -- and that can not just be carved out and replaced. It will only leave by looking within and trusting. Because the more I focus on the problem, the more the problem controls me. It is an exciting thought for me that I am using something I have learned in my social work studies to better my relationship with God. Build on strengths...don't just focus on what needs to be fixed (although that does have its moments), but look at what are you already doing, what doors God has open for you, and do that. I love you all and if you are reading this say a quick prayer for me to feel better. I don't mind writing here, but I won't lie that I would rather be outside of my house doing something....LOL Merry Christmas

1 comment:

Anya said...

Dear God,
Please let my friend in Austria feel warmth in her heart at she reads this message. Please let her know that she brings amazing joy, love and hope to the people she knows in Austria as well as in other countries. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Stacia, you surely know that God created chocolate (as well as sour cream) for days like these, right? :)