Monday, August 22, 2011

Solid Rock

I preached again Sunday, 8/21. There was something different about this time. I was nervous, but not as much fearful. My heart is different. There's something starting to open and bloom, I'm not sure what yet, but it's something beautiful, something very much full of God. I'm counting my blessings today please join me and thank God for the blessings He showed you over the weekend.

1) Love notes from God during my day.
2) God's grace, which I very much don't deserve but a gift He gives freely for me to accept.
3) An amazing worship service last Sunday.
4) Feeling an overwhelming sense of God all around me, all week, not just on Sundays
5) The power of the Holy Spirit given to me, to speak
6) The realization that I can speak, openly, freely and with boldness
7) Real dreams of being a Pastor, bold and consumed by God
8) Sweet sisters who minister to me about past hurts.
9) A hole in my heart slowly but surely being filled by my Heavenly Father
10) A sermon, very much from God
11) Kids excited to make mustard seed faith necklaces
12)My husband, who was anxious and willing and ready to help with whatever I needed for my sermon.
13) Quiet time prayers

I want what God has for me and I think I'm beginning to see what that is. Every day is a blessing friends, no matter your circumstances, no matter what you're going through right now. Every day is a blessing. God leaves His mark on your day, He makes eact day special, just for you. You just have to choose to see it.

 "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2


Jenifer said...

Wonderful list. God is really doing something awesome in you and I am so excited to see what it is.

Lisa said...

Your list today just confirms that God is doing a new thing in your heart and life. :) Awesome!

Desiray said...

Continue doing what God has called you to do and be open at all times and He will always increase Himself into you.

Kelli said...

So wonderful! I would love to see a picture of the mustard seed faith necklace!!

Mandy said...

@Kelli, I put it on my Growing with God facebook page, do you have a facebook??

Heidi said...

That's so wonderful Mandy, so glad God is bringing you comfort and ease as you teach! Love Psalm 40:2... He is so faithful!

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

Absolutely beautiful Mandy... It's a remarkable feeling to know that God is leading you someplace, and having that trust and faith to follow Him there.

I'm so happy you're on that path!

Have a Blessed Day!

Sabrina said...

I was introduced to your blog through Jenifer at Sweet Blessings. I am seriously considering homeschooling my kids. I plan on following your mission as a homeschooler and look forward to learning from you, through the ecstatic and challenging moments. Blessings,