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)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

IN ME!!!!

I was thinking that lately there has been a bunch of rambling on here and not much about what God is doing in my life, and He's doing some great stuff, it may not be apparent, but He's changing my heart.  Crazy how spending time in the Word, and prayer, and listening to Him does that!!!  and I've got some fabulous prayer warriors lifting me up closer to Him <3

1 John 4:4-6 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

Does this make you excited?? It makes me crazy joyful excited!

There is a lot that I'm exposed to on a daily basis. Affairs, swearing, people with a lack of integrity... it's disheartening, and sometimes I just want to give up!  I could easily just chuck it all and say "who cares, I'm just going to give up this trying to be like Jesus thing it seems impossible to achieve anyway."
I've heard it said that we always go back to a certain sin that we just can't give up.  You know what I say about that - what a bunch of horse pucky!  Do people really say "horse pucky"?  I think that God can overcome ANYTHING!  He overcame death for crying outloud!  There are a lot of things that I just struggle with, not because God can't overcome them but because I keep turning back to them.  Let's just pick one...  SWEARING!

Ugh!  I have been known that if "f-bombs" were really bombs I could blow up a small country in a manner of minutes. Ugh!  I hate that about me.  I've actually got a friend who is praying that is changed in my life.  And I'm actually working on it. i say funny things in place of swear words that sound ABSOLUTELY ridiculous. Things like 'horse pucky'.  No matter which word I use, both sound stupid.  Making me sound... stupid.

I tell you all that to tell you...  The other day I went to the foot doctor...  she forgot to order the radiologist peep to read a different part of the MRI for my osteosumthinorother.  Did I mention... I raced out of work and may or may not have broken sound barriers to get there on time...  only to wait in the waiting room 40 minutes! before I was even seen.  ugh!  In the past, I would have thrown a fit, and may or may not have cussed her out.  But this time...  "it's ok, I understand, but I'm not paying my co-pay" WITH A SMILE!  I really thought...  "WOW!  God has changed my heart! FOR REAL".  Almost feel like a Virginia Slim commercial without the cancerous stick...  "I've come a long way, baby".

I think that it's one thing to just say "I want to change" and it's a whole 'nother thing to really take steps towards Him.  I sometimes feel like a baby, just learning to walk. I take a couple steps, wobble and fall, then I get helped back up (by God and people who love me!) and I take a few more steps.  I just keep moving forward.

That scripture....  it blows me away!  when I think about how God is working in my life!  WOW!  He is greater... than anything... and He loves me!  CRAZY GOOD!


Jada's Gigi said...

Keep on truckin, baby! :) I once had a pastor's wife who had been a terrible swearer in her past life...whenever she felt like swearing as a Christian she would say "oh junk!" that seemed to suffice...and no one could fault her for that

Trish said...

Just never quit trying Miss Margie! We all, (if honest) have things we struggle with. Habits can be broken...Jesus is the way and you love Him with your whole heart. So, don't fret just keep on trying. I love you!