Bittersweet…


I received some awesome news this evening at work…followed by a convicting revelation. I have received an award, “Laboratorian of the Year”, for the SW region of my company. YAY! It’s really weird…I am only doing what I am supposed to be doing, upholding a standard that the corporation set, and following guidelines that are mandated. That seems to be the exception nowadays. Why is it so difficult for people to just do the right thing?

People are innately selfish. We are led by our flesh, naturally sinful. We must make a conscious and cognitive decision to NOT follow our sinful nature. That requires us to PICK UP OUR CROSS (which, by the way, is REALLY heavy for me) and follow Christ (so the cross becomes heavier as I go…)! It is difficult to be Light in this world of darkness, but SO worth it! When you see someone come out smiling on the other side of what started out as a “bad day” because YOU were able to share a snippet of goodness with them…yeah, that’s the cream in my coffee right there! I take note of EVERYTHING at church, with my mentor, with sisters in Christ. I either write it down or take a mental picture. People love to believe that at some point in life they are going to “ARRIVE” at some pinnacle and that’s it, everyone will bow to them and wash their feet. See, as Christians, we realize that as each day passes, we become more and more transparent and the focus on Jesus becomes more and more clear. We literally decrease and He is magnified. The process of sanctification is for our good and God’s glory. We have been created for one purpose: to reflect the glory of God (Genesis 1:26-27). So, as a believer you can stop searching and wondering what your purpose is…that’s it. Reflect His glory. To do that, Light must first shine on you and then be cast onto someone or something else. So, the point is, you don’t become illuminated, only His Light becomes magnified. And on and on and on…infinity.

There are many people who have professed a belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died to cleanse us from our sins, and on the third day rose again and His Spirit is alive. But then what? Believing is not enough…you only believe what you DO (Pastor GF says). DO what??? Be faithful, loving, kind, gentle, have self control, be joyful, patient and in right standing with God (reference Galatians 5:22-23). OH MY! I know, right? Just start somewhere… PRAY and keep going and going and going, until its complete (Philippians 1:6).

I pray that you have a church home, a body of believers that gather for the purpose of lifting each other up and glorifying and exalting Him, utilizing the gifts that the Lord has bestowed. If not, join us at Powerhouse Church in Katy. http://www.powerhousecc.com
I promise, it’s not your average church!

♥FAithfuL♥

The world around me is changing…my circumstances have changed. I HAVE NOT. This is a miracle. I am remaining steadfast and faithful. God is so good and He is faithful. He promises us that He will complete the good work that He starts until it is finished(phil 1:6)…I believe Him. I am hopeful and I remain obedient. When all else fails, my FAITH in God sustains me. I can count on one thing…prayer always, always, ALWAYS and in ALL WAYS brings peace. I have asked Jesus to make a way for me. I have asked Him to go before me and carve a narrow path in the weeds of the world; make boundaries that are like a chasm that I cannot cross because CONVICTION from the Holy Spirit that abides in me will not let me. The Word of God tells me that the Holy Spirit will pray for me in groanings that can not be expressed in words when I don’t know what to pray for (Romans 8:26). I thank God each day that He sent His Son to give up the Ghost that we may dwell with Him and be reconciled to Our Creator…that we can ask Him anything in Jesus Name. I thank Him that He is just and disciplines us. I thank Him for a heart of flesh that is permeable to receive today, to feel, to pulse to His rhythm. I thank Him for mercies: tender, compassionate, generous mercies each and every day. I thank Him for joy from sorrow and peace for tomorrow. I thank Him that I am HIS…and He is mine. I thank Him that I KNOW this today. May the Lord bless you who read this. AMEN