Monday, August 13, 2012

Sometimes It's Not About You

Ok so this is an update from my earlier post this morning.  Just In Time

I was struggling really bad this morning with negative thoughts and feelings.  Now usually when we are in this spot we think there is something wrong with us (I was thinking that!).  Or what do I need to do to fix me.  Well, I just realized it wasn't about me.  Well, it was, but even more it was also about a  good friend.  They were struggling with some stuff too and if I had still been in that negative mindset I wouldn't have been able to let God work through me to pray for them and help them.  So just remember when you are going through some junk, it may just be our enemy trying to keep us from hearing from God to help someone else or for Him to speak to us.  I had to share this with you all!  I'm just on cloud 9 that God would let me help Him in speaking to someone and that He would show me what was going on this morning. :)

Just In Time

Good morning!  Well we had a good weekend.  I've been struggling with negative thinking and toxic thoughts this morning though.  My mind felt out of control.  Anybody ever feel that way?  I felt like I had not strength to fight the negative thoughts and lies that were coming into my mind.  I would pray but they would just keep coming.  I started my quiet time with Jesus this morning still struggling to pray and connect.  I put on my worship playlist I made and I started breaking through.  Listening and singing to worship music, singing God's praises is so healing.  This came just in time!  As I just listened my mind started to calm down and just focus on the words.  Then the words if God is with us what can stand against us came.  The things I was struggling with started popping in my head.  Confusion, anxiety, fear, depression, and the biggest...unrest.  There was no peace in my mind.  These things cannot stand against me...because God is with me.  He is always with me.  He is with everyone, you just have to acknowledge He's there.  It's amazing how when you start singing praises to God you start feeling stronger, you feel closer to Him and you feel that rest you've been needing.  As I'm typing I'm listening to a song that repeats a verse in the Bible.  I will remain confident in this, I will see the goodness of the Lord. Psalm 27:13 "I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living."  If  you're having a morning like I was try praying and just listening to some music that praises God.  Pour your heart out to Him.  He's listening.  This is one of my favorite songs.  It's by Kari Jobe.    Copy and paste the link into you address bar and have a listen.  :)  Thanks for letting me spill my emotions out to you guys this morning!  I'm going to read a little bit before hitting the to do's today.
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Very Long But Fun Day

Hi everyone!  I know it's really late!  We usually don't stay up this late but it's my hubbies Friday today! Woohoo!!  Also date night!  I started off the afternoon today by baking up some goodies!  I tried this Zucchini Brownie recipe I read on a blog I've been enjoying recently.

They look and taste yummy!!  :)

For our date we headed out to Culver's!  We haven't been there in a long time.  This trip was way overdue.

Look at us being all goofy! :)

My dinner loot! :)  Butter burger and cheese curds! Yuuuuuuum!

And this...this was soooo good.  Flavor of the day.  Coconut Cream Pie! It had boston cream stuff in it. mmmhmm.  :)  Can you believe I ate all of this!?  I can! I was ready for it!

Usually we don't splurge like that.  Usually only on date nights.  :)  Afterwards up until now it has been a night of Olympics watching and then some soccer on the xbox.  Well, it's late and the late night cravings have started.  So I'm going to jet and get some of those yummy zucchini brownies in there! :)  Have a good night and tomorrow!!