Friday, March 7, 2014

Would you Re-Pin something from my life?

Source: Sweet Southern Nights

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that "inspiration" is much easier to find now-a-days than ever before.

When you think about it, all these Tumblrs, blogs, and most obviously the site Pinterest allow browsers like you and I to look at things that inspire us.

The definition of inspire is to fill with the urge or the ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.  So typically what happens is we see something, an image or a saying we either relate too or think helps display a part of who we are, and then we re-pin, re-post, or react to it. All these images or sayings help build a pretty profile of ourselves for other people to look at.

Today I wondered, what if we did this more often with people. Call it discipleship, friendship, counseling, being a social human being or whatever you want, but I do wonder what would happen if we took time watching, learning, and observing the good or inspiring things in the people around us and then "repin" or "repost" them into our own lives.

I am sure for those of us who have Pinterest, our boards and profiles are full of pretty things that we hope portray that ideal version of ourselves.  We take the good from other Pinners' profiles and make it a part of ours.

There are a lot people in this world and they all have pretty parts.  (I know this because God Created them and He creates really pretty things. so ha!)   Don't you think we would all do ourselves a solid to seek the pretty parts in people, gather them all up, and reflect them in our own lives?

Although portraying a pretty version of yourself is much easier online, you do, believe it or not, have the power within you to take the good over the bad and the pretty over the ugly from people in your life.  When you realize that and begin to actually do it, you can create a beautiful being who others couldn't help but want to re-pin or repost those things into their very own lives.

So go! and be re-pinnable!

Happy Friday Everyone!

(PS- Why the Full House picture you may ask? Well duh- because I have never seen a prettier group of people-75% due to John Stamos- nor have I ever learned so many life lessons from anyone else as I did from the Tanners.)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Shakin' down Borders.

So there is this song. It is a Christian song and is new to the music world. If you listen to Christian music or go to a more contemporary church, you may have heard it. If not, then well, you can listen to it here. In fact, go ahead and play it while you read this post. It's great.

But...the reason I am sharing this song with you is because there are couple of lines in it that are so good but I am finding so hard to live out at this time in my life. 

I can tell the Lord is wanting to lead me somewhere new- down a path that I wouldn't have thought or expected. Although change is exciting and new, it is creating within me a fear.  I heard somewhere the other day that the moment the Lord shows you where He wants you to go or what He wants you to do, Satan will rise up and say "You can't!".  

This is where the big waves have rushed in under my feet and I can't seem to look away from them. My trust needs to be renewed and it needs to have the borders stripped away from it so I can look up. Or maybe the opposite. Maybe I need to focus on looking up and then the borders will be stripped away and the waves won't seem so big. 

Yesterday, as I was thinking about this, I began to wonder what my borders are.  The definition of a border is "the edge or boundary of something, or the part near it."

Praying for my trust to be without borders is praying that my trust has no boundaries,  no limitations, NOTHING that could stop me from trusting in Christ. Still, that doesn't answer what my boundaries are. What it is that I am letting stop me from keeping my eyes above the waves?

My prayer is for God to reveal those boundaries and then remove them because I sure can't seem to shake them. However, the other good thing about this song is that it reminds us of a truth we can always hold too:

May this line too deliver you comfort and hope in the midst of wherever you are in your walk with Christ.

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