"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It’s my Birthday!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

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A year ago was my birthday, it was the day I decided to rededicate my life to Jesus. (actually it was a year ago yesterday) A couple days later I went up in front of the church and made it public.

This is why I still feel like a child at times, I still feel a little impatient, I’m whiney, I’m cranky, I’m still learning to walk.  I’m just very stubborn and I’m still looking to my brothers and sisters for support and guidance and encouragement, and just to show me how I am supposed to be living this new life getting closer to Christ.
I’m still learning and I’m def. still a work in progress.  No one’s ever going to be perfect, because no one was perfect, except Jesus Christ. But I just hope that one day I will get closer and be better.  That one day I won’t be so impatient, so stubborn in this walk.  I want to be the person that can recite His word from my heart.  I want them to be burned into my heart, so that I will know them, and be able to bring them up whenever anybody asks me anything, I can bring them up, bring up scripture and go from scripture instead of my words, I want to edncougage others with God’s words, not my words because my words are nothing, God’s words are the only ones that matter. 

He is the one that wants us to live this life, to live it by loving others, and to love Him and be obedient to Him.  And that also means that we need to be submitting to our husbands and our spouses and to just love each other as much as we can!  We need to love God first, but we need to also be able to love our family almost as much as we love God, in the way that God wants us to do it. 
By that I mean, we need to sometimes take, um, I guess, I don’t want to call it ‘the fall’ but yeah, we need to take the fall, ‘cause we don’t need to be tearing down our partners, when we need to be building them up.  And sometimes if that means that we’re the ones that need to be taken down a notch, then that is just how it is going to have to be. 

We need to be able to pray about that and with God’s help we can be better at that and not take offense to things that our spouses say.  There are sometimes they don’t mean it the way it comes out, there is something else they are dealing with.  that’s jus the way it comes out to us,  kinda like the way we do to them, so we have to remember that in turn.  We need to also look at them the way God looks at them.  They’re God’s children too, they are going through this walk on this world, lost, just as lost as we are.  So we need to remember that and just take that into consideration whenever we’re sitting there getting mad at them and just don’t know what else to do.  They don’t know what else to do either. Out of frustration comes bad words, (not always talking about cussing) and we need to stop that.  We need to be saying things to build each other up instead of tearing each other down.

Anyways, I just wanted to say, I don’t know, Happy Birthday to me!  I’m a one year old little baby!  I’m still a work in progress, still learning to walk.  Hoping with the help of my brothers and sisters, and with God’s help most of all, will help me go through this, with my years left here, to help me grow and get stronger!

For all of you that haven’t been following me, if you want to know more about my story, here’s my link
it will take you to my first blog.

this was my very first banner.  When I prayed about what to call my new blog this is the verse that jumped out at me as I was searching through the bible.
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But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus ~Ephesians 2:4-6 Pin It

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful post!
Congratulations on your birthday and rededication.
We are all a work in progress until that glorious day when we will be like Him.

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Happy blessed birthday to you!

Nicole said...

Thank you both so very much!! Hope you both have a blessed weekend!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Nicole,

Oh, Happy B-Day to you... :) :) That's a really neat story and God is so good. He NEVER leaves us or forsakes us...even if we stray a little bit ;) :) He's always there ;) :) Have a great weekend, Nicole :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Reformed rebel said...

Happy Birthday Nicole!!!

God is sooo good!!!

Congratulations!!!

Blessings to you...Chelle

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