Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday's Thoughts.

Carrie Underwood's show was without a doubt, one of the coolest things I've ever witnessed. The production, music, sets, props etc. It was all just phenominal.

We had SUCH a good time!

Her voice is insane. I envy it. Seriously.

I took a ridiculous amount of pictures and video that I will share with you but I haven't had time to upload and sort them yet.

I can't not mention that today is the National Day of Prayer.

Most of you know that I am pretty open about my faith and belief's. I never, in any way want to offend any of my readers so I deter from dogmatically airing out my opinions and beliefs on this public forum. However, my faith is strong and is essentially, the core of who I am.

More often than not, I fear that I may offend someone by what I write, so I refrain. I'm coming to realize that I also have freedom of speech just as much as anyone and afterall, this blog is my outlet. My place to unwind and therapeutically release what is inside of this ever racing brain and heart of mine.

God has blessed me with a beautiful life, placed incredible people in my path and has given me more than I deserve. The very least I can do is give Him all the glory and share my heart and love for Him.

This morning is beautiful. The sun is shining perfectly and the skies are outrageously blue. I am reflective and thankful.

I'm so thankful. I'm thankful for health, breath in my body and a beating heart. I'm thankful for hope, faith and restoration. I'm thankful that God is a God of mercy and grace and that our grievances can be forgiven. I'm thankful for a healthy family and boyfriend. I'm thankful for the love that I am showered with every single day. I am so blessed.

My heart is heavy for my nation and for all of the unfortunate occurances that are affecting lives and hearts everywhere. My heart hurts for people around the world who are less fortunate than we are and yet all we do is complain and are ever wanting more. My prayers are with the broken and the hurting, the ones who are victims of injustice and those who are risking their lives overseas. I pray for our leaders and for our President, that God would bestow the wisdom to make decisions that will better our country and homeland. My prayers are with the defenseless, the precious babes who are aborted every day because they're "inconvenient", "unplanned", "unafforded" etc. Human life created with a purpose and destiny, yet they are labeled a "choice". My heart aches at this injustice and my prayers are with those who cannot speak for themselves. My prayers are with the victims of the repulsive and appalling ever increasing sex slave industry, for the innocent women and children who are taken, used, abused, ruined and eventually killed for sick entertainment and pleasure.

There is so much going on around us that we are so unaware of and blinded to. Prayer is vital and essential. I realize that not everyone believes so, but I have no doubt in my mind that God honors a people of prayer.

So on this National Day of Prayer, I pray.

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
-2 Chronicles 7:14-


Cole said...

I know I get so encouraged by you expressing your faith so I'm glad you do. :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I had no idea today was the national day of prayer!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I didn't know yesterday was National Day of Prayer either!! Thanks for bringing this up, very well said, and we are so blessed!!