Thursday, January 13, 2011

Where you invest your love, you invest your life.

Life is absolutely beautiful. There are just those specific times and moments where I just sit and take in everything that is surrounding me- the beautiful people I get to share my days with, the amazing man who loves me through every high and every low in life, the fact that I have a God who is more gracious, loving and compassionate than my human mind can even fathom and the simple beauties that surround me every single day. I love the sky and the sun. Every sunrise and sunset captivates me and I always have to take a picture of it's beauty. I love life. I love the people in my life. I love God and I love creation. I am so thankful and rich in blessings.

God is SO good.

I took the last couple of days to reflect and resurge. I had some really good alone time and was able to work through some things in my life that I wish to change. It was healthy and I encourage everyone to take the time to do so if the need is there. The minute I feel like I have "everything figured out and worked out in myself" is the minute that I absolutely don't. God is teaching me so much about selflessness and about being "truly" humble and really loving and accepting others.

I'm in a place in my life where I wish to trade all of my judgement, bitterness and strife for love, acceptance and grace. To be like Jesus and to truly help those in need is my heart's desire and plan. I have failed to seize opportunities and I truly wish to change that. God opens big doors and little doors for us to touch others EVERY single day and I pray that I remain alert and attentive to those opportunities. Sometimes I get so engrossed in my own little world of my job, boyfriend, friends, church, facebook, twitter etc. that I tend to neglect the reailty around me.

I'm so thankful for everything that I am learning and experiencing and I pray that I remain teachable and pliable so that God can soften my heart and mold my character. It's all about willingness and submission.

My heart desires so much.

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor"
Romans 12:9-10


Shanny said...

You have such a beautiful heart! Reflecting and wanting to learn more about selflessness and looking out for opportunities to help others is exactly what more people should be doing, you are truly inspiring!

Love the pics by the way, the sunset really is captivating!

A Moms Perspective said...

You are beautiful in every way!

Love Forever,

-Mom <3

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

You're always such a postive person! You have such a great outlook!

suzy said...

beautiful. :) also, i love the blog design update! cheers!!

Raquel said...

You're precious!
Praying that as you delight i'n the Lord, he would grant you your heart's desire to be more like Him. May you be a lily among thorns, wise as a serpent, gentle as dove, being steadfast and immovable, abounding in the work of the Lord, picking up your cross and denying yourself daily.

He has fashioned the days for you, before there were none. Psalm 139

OceanDreams said...

hi sweetie, hope you are doing well! i love your heart, i feel much the same way and it's great to get in touch with God and what He wants us to focus on. love these pictures and your heart, as always!