Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On Fire

I struggle with finding "interesting topics" to post about in this blog, which is why I haven't posted in a few days. I was a tad stressed because I haven't really posted about sewing and the name of this blog is Catholic Girl Sewing, soo you kind of expect something about sewing right? Lol.  I'm sure eventually I will in fact post about a sewing project. Really though this blog is a way for me to vent. An online journal in a way. And the most important thing for me is to share about my faith here. So today I'm feeling the fire of the Holy Spirit. Glory to God because I asked and he delivered. In church I often see those people that carry around their bible with pride, and when they speak, these beautiful and eloquent words flow from them and your just left in awe because they're so knowledgeable of the word of God and just so in love with the Lord.  I've often found myself wondering, "How come I cant be more like them?" I ask God to make me more like them. "Give me that fire". I love God, and I praise him for all the amazing things that he's done in my life. Some people may never ever know the miracles that God has performed in my life, in only 2 and half years after I first said yes to the Lord in my first retreat. And of course I know there's lots more to come in my future. 
Tonight I just wanted to remind you that prayer has power. So pray. Pray to God with your whole heart and if that something you are asking for is good for you, then your Father in Heaven who loves you and wants nothing but the best for you shall grant that petition. In your prayers always be humble and put your whole trust in the Lord. Trust that whatever the outcome, he knows best. The more we open our hearts to God, the more in-tune we'll be with him and the Holy Spirit, and it'll be amazing the things he helps you see and understand. When you choose to walk with him, you choose to believe in him above all others. Thank you my Lord for showing me that yes the fire is there. All I have to do is keep my grip strong on your hand and that little flame will grow stronger and stronger, and no fear, no trials, nothing will ever be able to extinguish that fire my Lord. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

2011 you're officially here, wow! As 2010 came to and end I was really reflecting on the past year. What I did, what I accomplished, the goals I had set for myself at the beginning of last year and what I actually did. I had a good year. I spent a lot of time with family, got my car, fell in love (with my doggie lol), had a little heartbreak also, and matured a little more along the process. But looking back truly motivates me to make this year better. I've also been talking to the Big guy and he's helped to see what areas I need to improve on. So this 2011 I want to be as productive as I can be. Doing something positive each day. First and foremost serving God. Sevice to God is one of the most fulfilling things in life, it really is. I want to improve my intellect as well, read more books (see my booklist) I want to strengthen my spirit. I'm already doing little things to stay on the positive road and always moving forward. Financial organization is definitely a weak area for me and one that needs some whip cracking, so this morning I spent some time looking at my money and seeing where I'm at. I paid off one credit card and canceled another, yay! So definitely off to a good start there. I think that's what new year's resolutions are about, goals. Not just throwing stuff out in the air and then giving up the second week of January. It's about setting real goals for the year. Shooting for an improved version of me. Always looking ahead and staying motivated. From a Christian point of view,  well our goal should be heaven plain and simple. Our goals for the year should involve developing a more intimate prayer life, educating ourselves more so in the faith, things like that. Always with our eyes set on Christ. May this year bring you wonderful new things and many blessing. and may it also being you close to Christ's heart.