"God is AWESOME!"
I'm pretty sure that I don't say that near enough. In fact, even if I said it all day long, it wouldn't be enough! But regardless, there is definitely a feeling of God's presence when you
bask in His "awesomeness"!
I learned another lesson about JOY (my word for 2012) recently. As with all of my lessons learned, it's something I've always known as "head knowledge" but I really hadn't understood
and felt convicted of it.
As kids, we learn that it's good to make plans. I remember as a senior in high school, how daunting it was when we had to make 1 year, 5 year, and 10 year plans for ourselves. And guess what!
NONE of those plans were put into action! Last year I would think on those plans and feel disappointment and grief. I'm not anywhere close to the person I set out to be.
So, how does JOY fit into this, you might be wondering. Here is the big secret... it doesn't!
Plans that we make for ourselves set us up for disappointment, grief, stress, pressure, and unhappiness.
This, I have learned first hand.
I've discovered that one of the greatest keys to JOY is to allow yourself to be open to the will of God, and acknowledging His blessings along the way. When we are open to His plan over our own, the pressure is lifted and our mind has been cleared so that we can see His blessings.
So I'm going to do my best to not stress over not knowing what is to come.
I will be thankful for what already has!
If you have a couple of minutes watch this video and bask in the thought that GOD IS AWESOME! That's the one thing that really matters in our life!
This video brings me back to soulful worship nights at church camp and loud and powerful youth rallies. Listen... think about it.... lift your hands to the Lord!
I'm going to end this post as my daddy would so often do:
Because God is Awesome,