I hope everyone is enjoying their week. I have enjoyed the past few days being home. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to travel but there is something about your own bed and shower (I know I’m weird.) BUT I left last night for a little weekend trip. My grandma is going home soon (YAY!) so my mom and I are headed to get her house. Then we’re headed to the lake for the Forth of July. I love the lake and I’m so glad I have so many summer memories at Possum Kingdom Lake!
I wanted to share a few things I’ve been listening to lately. Hillsong United just released a new album and it is SO good! I also discovered New Life Worship released a CD recently and it is AMAZING too! I’ll share my favorites below. These albums are worth a listen. Have a good day, everyone! 🙂
Hillsong United – Empires
Here Now (Madness)
Heart Like Heaven
Touch The Sky
Even When It Hurts (Praise Song) – my all time favorite!
Closer Than You Know
New Life Worship – Hope
Future / Past
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20 NIV
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“Don’t just pretend that you love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.” Romans 12:9-11 NLT
This is a hard one… Love others. Like really love them. Love them even though you may have different opinions. Love them even though you may not agree with how they are living their life. Love them through it ALL. Hate what is wrong… Yes hate it and do not take part in it but continue to love people even if you hate that they are doing wrong. Take delight in honoring each other. What does that even mean? Delight means to take pleasure in. So make it your pleasure to honor each other. This could be like complimenting someone’s shoes or maybe how they include someone. Never be lazy because we are to serve the Lord in everything we do!
Try loving someone who is usually hard to love. Honor your friends. Serve the Lord enthusiastically. It’s your call!
“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” –Henry David Thoreau
I tweeted this quote a last week and I just can’t stop thinking about it. It is not enough to be busy. We must ask ourselves what we are busy about. Are we busy with sports or social media or our boyfriend or school? Has God taken the sideline in your busy schedule?
“Whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, you must do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT
This verse gets me every time… WHATEVER you do, do it for the glory of God. So this includes time management. Sometimes I lay in bed at night thinking about all the opportunities I missed because I was “too busy” to reach people. I mean if you are a Christian every moment of your day should be spent intentional, right? Did you even have time to think about God today?
I am by no means saying I’ve got this all down either. I don’t. I just feel convicted personally because I am so busy but I don’t know where my time goes! How intentional am I being with my time? So today think about how you can be intentional with your time.