Saturday, January 7, 2012

Praise is Beautiful

Psalm 147 


 Praise the Lord!

Praise to God for His Word and Providence- For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.

The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 
He heals the brokenhearted, And binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.
 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

Lately, I'm just digging into this first part of Psalm 147.  Our God loves us.  He hears us.  He desires to heal us.  He is so great, that He knows the exact number of the stars in His heavens.  Each one is named by Him.  Praising Him is a good thing- it is pleasant and beautiful.  I don't know that I've ever thought of praise that way- as something that is BEAUTIFUL to our God.  Something that is PLEASANT to Him- that pleases Him.  And, "His understanding is infinite."  That doesn't just mean His "understanding" towards mankind in general, but to ME.  He understands MY situation.  MY hurt, circumstances, desires, and cries.  I want to remember that, if I let Him, He will build me up.  He will gather together my broken pieces.  If I submit to Him, to His love for me, He will be faithful to create- from my broken-ness- something beautiful to Him.
I've just been taking comfort in these thoughts recently, and thought I'd share.
Have a beautiful weekend!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Matthew 10:29-31

"Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."  (NKJV)

I'm seeking out verses and passages to remind me of God's great love for me.  Do you have a favorite (or more than one!) that you'd like to share?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Letting Go

I'm trying hard to remember this in 2012.

It's a scary, and emotional, thing to admit- something this close to my heart- but this year I'm striving to let it go.

I want to let go of this "obsession" with having another baby, and put all that energy and focus into fitness and nutrition.

Into being in the moment, every day, with my little girl and my husband.

Into getting to know my Father's love for me, and getting to know Him, better.

It's scary to admit because, as far as the letting go of the WANTING goes, I really don't know if I can do it.

But, I'm going to try.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year, A New Start

It's a new year, and it's time for a fresh start for this mama.  :)

Won't you join me?