Lies

Hi there and Hello Friends! I hope I find you well enjoying a big cup of your favorite pick me up beverage. I am going to continue taking the blog in a bit of a different direction, as I did last time. I have been spending a lot of time searching scripture, listening for the Father’s voice and seeking to be challenged in every way He sees the need for a challenge. I want to share the thoughts of my heart with you. I pray they bless you.

Do you ever have one thought that runs off into another seemingly unrelated thought? I think about 99.9% of my thought do this. Recently, I have been seeking God about life, the future, parenting, marriage, finances, jobs, heart healing, alone time with Him…and other things. My never seems to turn off. Lately however, when I am reading the Word or listening to Jesus music, as it is called in my house, I am finding my mind and thoughts quieted in a new way. And it is causing me to want to be in those places more and more. But I had to this thought about a kind of round table discussion video I came across on youtube the other day and wanted to explore it. The discussion was about the book The Naked Truth about Sexuality by Havilah Cunningham. I have not yet read this book, though I hope to get my hands on it Very soon. During the discussion Havilah mentions this thought of saving virginity for marriage and how God (there is a whole story there, watch the video) tells her that virginity for marriage does not complete the calling. But rather we are called to be and remain virtuous. I found myself rocked by this thought. And I started to realize there is a whole long list of lies I have been believing and belief in them is and has been tearing me apart. It is destroying who I have been called to be. These lies attempted to destroy my marriage.

This list is not complete by any means…but these are the ones I being called to deal with here and now.

*I will arrive and life will be fixed with marriage.

*Having a perfect home

*I am incapable of doing anything

*Being completely organized and put together like so and so

*Doing stuff

* If I did things like so and so

*Making more money

*If I was/ had what so and so has

*If only the hubs lived up to my teenage list

*If I could just look at my mini cave-girl and she becomes instantly obedient

*Having certain relationships function in certain ways

*Having a child

*Having more children

Somehow if these things were a certain way my life would be better. We have got to stop comparing ourselves to what we see in pictures on Instagram and Facebook. Or anywhere else online. Here’s a though about Instagram…that picture is just an instant/moment in that individual’s life. Our online lives are edited with the highlight reel making it to publication.

These lies I have believed and even told myself to try to get through a day have only taken me farther from the Father’s heart. I have been doing this for years. I believe God is speaking truth into my life. He is telling me to stop believing the lies. To silence the enemy. To know my worth and value in Him. Psalms 18 tells us He saves us from our enemies. John 8 tells us the Devil is a liar. Colossians 3 tells us not to lie to each other. It also gives us a list of how to live together and what not to dos. We have to take care of each other, the first step in that is taking care of ourselves. Guarding our hearts from the lies of the enemy. Stop lying to yourself. Stop believing the lies of the enemy.

So there it is my friends, my thoughts, my heart and maybe even a little rambling. Big things my friends! Big things are coming! So until next we meet at the workbench…keep creating, enjoy your moments and keep your chin up. As always thank you for stopping by and for being on this journey with me.

Big Love,

Randi

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Ramblings

Hi there and Hello Friends! I hope I find you well enjoying a big cup of your favorite pick me up beverage. I am taking today’s blog in a bit of a different direction. I have been very inspective lately. I don’t say introspective because it has not all been internal. Yet, mostly it has. I want to share these thoughts of my heart with you. I pray they bless you.

Life: The actual plan never works out like the plan on paper. It does not always turn out like how your list looks. But that is ok.

Loss: When we feel hurt over losing someone it is because we allowed ourselves to love. We got close and let someone know us and we knew them. There are memories and stories, lessons learned. Losing isn’t fun no matter how the loss occurs, however I would rather “have loved and loss, then to never have loved at all.”

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4

Love: The love you grow up with, the one you walk through the hard stuff with, the one that allows you grow into yourself is the very best love you can experience. Sometimes love breaks your heart…and that is ok. You will learn some great lessons from a broken heart.

Two are better than one,

Because they have a good return for

Their work:

If one falls down,

His friend can help up.

But pity the man who falls

And has no one to help him up!

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.

But how can one keep warm alone?

Though one may be overpowered,

Two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Family: They are going to teach some of the most important lessons. They are going to hurt deeper than you can even imagine. They will also be there for you when everyone else walks out.

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8

Friends: Sometimes you have to choose who your family is going to be. And sometimes those people do not share your DNA. There will be those that you think will never leave you and you will wake up one day and realize that time has pulled you in different directions.

The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

God: His promises are real. Every last one of them are real! He has never failed me, just like He promised…even when I walked away. Even when I told him I was done and turned my back, it was then He promised He would be right there waiting with open arms. And He was!

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Truth: Must be spoken in love. But it must be spoken. Telling people what you think they want to hear is not enough. They need to hear you speak the truth.

Reckless words pierce like a sword,

But the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18

Therapy: Can work, if you do the work. You CANNOT just say you want things to be different. You have to make them different. Sitting on a couch and having someone telling how to change isn’t going to make it happen. You have to get up off the couch! No one can do it for you!

Dance: loves my very soul. I spent years being strengthened, healed and loved by this art form. Then I just walked away. I don’t know why now, but I know as I walk my mini human explore this form of expression I am reminded how much I love it.

Parenting: is NOT easy. It means I have to make a choice every day, sometimes every minute. It makes me feel like the biggest failure most days. Then there is this one moment every now and then that validates every times I have been consistent, was worth it. Being momma is the greatest honor I have ever been blessed with.

Jewelry: Wither I get to build a career out of making jewelry. Or it continues to be more like a hobby with occasional pieces ordered and bought, jewelry making has been an incredible learning experience for me. I love making rings, setting cabs, cutting jump rings and making chainmaille. I love the look on someone’s face when they open a piece of jewelry I have made has a gift. I love the lessons I have been able to teach my daughter through jewelry. I look forward to seeing where jewelry and I travel in the future.

So there it is my friends, my thoughts, my heart and maybe even a little rambling. Big things my friends! Big things are coming! So until next we meet at the workbench…keep creating, enjoy your moments and keep your chin up. As always thank you for stopping by and for being on this journey with me.

Big Love,

Randi