Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, September 15, 2006

In mind

Luke 21:14 make up your mind not to worry beforehand…

It’s quite possible I am the biggest dork ever. I have no shame in that. I kind of like being a dork. Maybe I look at things a little weird.

I can cook ‘home cooking’ like you wouldn’t believe. I make great cookies, and was so excited when I found out I make ‘Jay’ approved cookies, how great is that?! And you know I know it’s dumb, I’ve had that recipe for years, I’ve made it hundreds, maybe two hundred times, but this time was probably my happiest time making them. I’ve only met Jay once. But he’s been in my heart, and in my prayers since I’ve met Sara. And as dorky as it sounds, I know God had that batch of cookies in mind when He put it in front of me. He’s that good.

One of my daughter’s favorite meals is meatloaf. I make the BEST meatloaf in the world. Hands down. My recipe comes from my dad’s basic recipe, enhanced by me. I get great pleasure in making meatloaf for Phyllis. Her other is Shephard’s Pie. She loves it, my recipe comes from Rachel Ray. I know that when God had given Rachel Ray that recipe, and me watching she show. He had Phyllis in mind.

I got this silly idea for something for Driven. It’s nothing that is going to win me the Noble Prize, but I was praying about a board I am working on, and the idea “just” popped in my head. Yeah, right, “just”.

I am not that great at any one thing until I let God work in my life. I have great talents that He has given me. I do my best work, when I am doing in Jesus.

I love that in everything I do, God has had me in mind. He has had each of the lives I touch, He’s had them in mind.

I have some decisions that I am going to need to make. Things that I don’t necessarily want to do. But they are decisions that are not about me. Not at all. They test my faith. The weak, small minded, human part of me says “what if God leaves me?” but the strong, open-hearted, God’s girl part of me says, “He’s never left me, EVER, when He should have, He could have, He never has, and He never will, just pray, and listen, He will answer you, and if I make a mistake, if I don’t listen hard enough, if I am too busy talking. He’ll always be there for me. He loves me. He will not forsake me.”

If I was the only one on the earth, God still would have sent His son. Jesus still would have gotten up on the cross. He still would have died, He still would have rose. He loves me that much!

He always has me in mind.

Romans 8:6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace

Matthew 17:20 if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you


Sara said...

jay loved the cookies and you are one of my favorite dorks who does not go to metro or to my lifegroup.

KayMac said...

i love your heart! one of these days we have to meet. and then you will know what true dorkiness looks

Tonya said...

Praying for you... I know that you have had a rough week, so I am praying for you!