Thursday, May 27, 2010

♥Things I'm learning

... they pretty much all have to do with God. In one form or another.

---> There is a battle ground that is not so obvious. It's called the spiritual realm and before you click the little "x" button at the top of the page, let me explain. Whether or not you "believe" the same as I do does not change the fact that we are more Spirit than Flesh. Meaning, the battles that we endure, create or end are not actually those that are visible to the eye. "This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world." (Ephesians 6:12) Therefore, I am working on not freaking out at the prospect of any influence, threat or risk. Rather, I will choose to cover it in prayer. The battle ground that I will be most effective on is under my knees.

---> The Lord is after blessing. In my life, He doesn't seek to kill, steal or destroy but He delights in my victory and prosperity. After all, I look around and can only see blessing. Sure, there are some areas that are bring refined but though they look like dross, they shall soon shine as gold.

---> "Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult." -Hypocrites

---> I have the best friends. Ever. And each one entered my life at a moment that was so intricate and necessary for my future. Nothing is coincidence and they definitely are no exception to that hypothesis.

---> I'm learning to enjoy being single. Big revelation here, people. I was the girl who never had a boyfriend, who didn't know how to act around the opposite sex, who pretty much agonized over her single status (at 14 it was pretty ridiculous). And I very nearly fell into that same rut a few months ago. Now, for the most part, I enjoy it. Sure, there are those days where I'm lonely, but I'm beginning to realize more that rather than wallowing in this involuntary independence I am using it as an opportunity to get other things in order. You know, my jewelry, my relationship with Malachi, my relationship with the Lord. All these things are or would be much more difficult if I were seeking another relationship.

---> actually, the wise mother of my co-blogger told me this, "Chase after the Lord first, and one day you'll look over and notice HIM chasing the Lord right along with you." Good strategy, I think. :)

---> Movie marathons were made for the childless. I used to watch America's Next Top Model on Sundays... yeah, not anymore.

---> Even though I am not a perfect mother and even though there are areas that I definitely need to work on, I've learned that as long as the heart is right, everything else will follow.


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