Sunday, September 21, 2008

Schmorgasborge...

Is that even a word? Schmorgasborge? Well it is now.
I have entitled this post "Schmorgasborge" because it is a smattering of things from my day. I have a lot of energy today and I'm trying to wind myself down so I can sit down and write a paper on Creation and a paper on the book of Jude. We'll see how this goes. First, here are some things that I heard at church that really stood out to me. It's kind of like a collage of thoughts, so don't be worried if they don't seem to go together...my brain is scattered today and you'll be able to tell. I was really blessed by many concepts today though.

~The greater the trial we face, the greater the grace that the Father lavishes upon us.

~God, through Jesus' death, has restored our relationship with Him.

~Hebrews 2:9- But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

~Talking about humility...."Every step of pride is a step away from God - every step of humility is a potential step towards God." I am not the one who has the power. I am not the one who is most important. I am not forever. The only person who is impressed by me is the one I see when I look in the mirror. When my world is crazy, loud, and screaming "me, me, ME!" (as my world is want to do...don't know about yours...maybe mine is a special case...) the Bible says "Be still and know that I am God!" Be still. Block everything out. Shut yourself up for a minute. If God is God....let Him be God. (Thanks to Joel Wood for that quote.) How often do we think life would be a tiny bit better if we threw our two cents in. Hey! I have a great idea! How about we help God out! Heaven knows He's in dire need of our assistance. So often I need to sit back and recognize that I am not God's gift to the planet. Ouch. If God is God....let Him be God.

And last but not least...there four important things on my mind right at this very moment. Four young ladies to be precise. Bekah Loo Hoo, Hannah Banana, Rachel Megan, and Abigail Grace. I got some letters in the mail on Friday from these lovely ladies. I brought them to dinner with me and showed them to everyone who I could get to stop long enough to look. Everyone here knows all about my girls. Yes, I know that technically they belong to Rich and Wendy Bargas....HOWEVER.....they're mine. See?

7 comments:

Elisabeth Renee said...

You may say they are your girls, but I'm the one who gets to babysit them for a whole weekend. haha I'm soooo excited!!!! But ok--they can be your girls for right now. :)

Grace B. said...

YOU don't have an adorable family picture with them. I win.

Anonymous said...

You may get to babysit them, and you may have an adorable family picture with them, But I help them with verses, songs, and games in awana every week. I win. J

Grace B. said...

Hey guys....let's have a fight over the bargas girls!!!! One....Two...Three.......GO!!!!

Anonymous said...

~"The greater the trial we face, the greater the grace that the Father lavishes upon us."

~ "so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone."

What greater trial or peril than life without Christ? What greater grace than Christ's taste of death for me?

"~"God, through Jesus' death, has restored our relationship with Him."

What tremendous grace!
Thanks for this great insight for my day. xo, M

Anonymous said...

Ok! let's fight then!! *eye gouge, pull hair, scratch face, blow out ear drums, break your legs break your arms, decapitation, smack, slap, scratch, scream, flail, etc etc etc* I love fights!!

Elisabeth Renee said...

Ok I'll fight....yell!!!! scream!!!! eye's bulging!!! hair on end!!!! i can't stand you!!!! there i win...