Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Make what you want out of it.
So I've decided, that every single day is what You make out of it.
It's your decision, to be sad, or depressed,
or be happy, and choose to laugh.
Choose to smile, even when you don't feel like it.
Choose to be the the better self that you can be.
That God wants you to be.
It really changes the outcome of your day.
haha, like Joel Olsteen says, "Be a better You."
I was listening to a podcast by Pastor Judah Smith, (the pastor at generation church in seattle, my future internship)
in the car, and man, it was SO GOOD.
When God crosses His arms.
He talked about Joseph's sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. And when Joseph blessed them, he gave the blessing to Ephraim, the younger son who didn't deserve it, while Manasseh, the first born, received nothing.
Manasseh should've received the blessing, but he didn't.
Joseph crossed his arms, with the left on Manasseh, and right on Ephraim.
It's funny when you learn the meanings of their names and apply it.
Ephraim means "Fruitful, or Favored"
Manasseh means "Forgetful"
and Judah was saying how Jesus CHOSE to be Manasseh. He chose to be forgetful of our sins. He always has been.
and if He is Manasseh, then there's only one option left. We are Ephraim. We are blessed and favored in Christ!
We didn't deserve ANYTHING from God.
Not even a glance from His holy precious eyes, yet He looks upon us with tender mercy, and lavishes his unfailing love on us.
Over and Over again.
In Jeremiah it says that His thoughts about us, are Inumerable.
Like the sand on the seashore.
and when we put our confidence and faith in Him, each single thought about us, is Wonderful.
Every detail of His thoughts about us are only filled with goodness, favor, and love.
How wild is that?
Just thinking about God forgetting my wrong, and only wanting goodness and blessings to fall on my life and be produced is so ridiculous to think about..
So all that to say, Live life as if God is who He really says He is!
Live with a mindset of knowing that your Jesus only wants the very best for you, in every situation, of every single day.
and my painting is done!
I'm thinking of writing a quote, or a scripture next to it above the roots...but the painting job of it is finished.
Here's the verse that inspired me-
"But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a Riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water, such trees
are not bothered by the heat, or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit."
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