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Friday, September 19, 2008

Think, think, think (as winnie the poo says)

Morgan is cracking me up with the whole think, think, think thing. She will point to her head and say it over and over. I finally figured out that it was from Pooh.
She is at her Mimi and Pop's house a.k.a Rods parents. I miss her like crazy. Anyway, today I was getting a bath and she of course MUST take one with me. There are no private moments with a 3 year old. Anyway, she said oh mommy, as she pointed to my face, you have some boo boos. I need to kiss them. Yep, I had some acne and she kissed my boo boos and asked me if they felt better? My child keeps me honest.

I was having a time of anxiety today and I parked at the gas station (before I was going to visit my friend who works there) and started doing a bible study from "Stepping Up" this is my second time to do it but I guess I just did not absorb it all the first time.

On the lesson I was on, Beth was talking about how God doesn't just tolerate us. He loves us. So many times I have felt like I have just out sinned Gods ability to forgive...which is a lie. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden they hid from God and we do the same thing. When we have really blown it the enemy comes along side with condemnation and reminds us that we are dirty, or that because of our sin we can no longer pick up the Word of God. Let me be here to tell you...when you have blown it and feel ashamed the FIRST thing you need to do is pick up the Word of God and run to Him. Allow Him to heal you and penetrate to the broken places in your life and heart. Don't buy the lie that you have blown it too much to be in the word. God sees our hearts who better to go to and find healing and restoration.

Anyway, I read this:
"Regardless of how long we've been Christians and how deeply we've studied God's Word, most of us don't really believe down in the marrow of our bones that God is entirely, wholeheartedly, and unwaveringly on our side.

I know some one reading this has felt like they have sinned so much that God does just tolerate them and that they should just exist or be put on a shelf until the day they die for whatever it is that they have done. NOT true. With Christ is full redemption and while sin has its consequences the Lord can restore anyone. We are deeply loved. We are not cheap and we were bought at a price. We are Holy to the LORD.

Here is a verse I just loved today!

Joshua 23:10
10 One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.

God is for us and if God is for us who can be against us? The loving boundaries He sets in place in our lives are for our good. I have learned the hard way that when I went off on my own, following my own desires that God was true, right, and meant for me to be unharmed is why He set boundaries for me.
He loves you so.


9 comments:

GratefulinGA said...

Good reminders Jenny.
I've wasted many years believing the lie that Gods Big Love applied to everyone else but me.

thanks for sharing
way to step up!
tammy

ocean mommy said...

Now I have that little "think, think, think" song in my head!!!

This is so true! It too have crossed over those loving boundries too many times, I'm so thankful that He forgives and sets me back on the good path everytime. He is so good...

Hugs,
steph.

HisTreasuredPossession said...

"The boundaries have fallen for me in Pleasant places!" (Psalm 16:5ish) Amen!

Staceystace said...

Yes, it is a lie, but it feels so real...unfortunately many Christians are the biggest self-righteous mouthpieces Satan has for this purpose. Thank you for being a voice of Truth for the grace of God on behalf of those of us who sometimes simply can not grasp this truth. I pray to be a merciful person. I have lived a judgmental life, but now that I know the beatings and sorrow that can come from failure, I BEG God to never let me be a hindrance to another sinner in need of grace and mercy. God has it. We all need it. Period.

Thanks, Jenny.

Emmy said...

I love that! Thank you! I am starting Stepping Up on Tuesday... I can't wait! I am SO ready!

Emmy : )

Stephanie said...

A little late to leave a comment, but...I just had to say how tickled I was to find that someone else has a toddler who points out our "boo boos" LOL!! Abby, our two and a half year old, points out her Mommy and Daddy's boo boos all the time:)

Jud the Stud said...

I ABSOLUTLETY LOVE LOVE LOVE WINNIE THE POOH!!!;)

Faith said...

Oh, that is SO true!
I really want to do the Stepping Up study; it sounds great! (Sorry for my long absence from blogworld by the way; I was out of town without Internet access for a while. It was painful but probably good for me! ;))

Malachi Speaks said...

hey Jen! Can morgan come kiss my boo boos! ha ha lol... seriously the two of you crack me up...I wish I could be there to spend a whole day with you both! miss you...