Monday, November 17, 2014

Prayer Requests!

Hey girls!

I have 2 prayer requests...

For my mom's best friend's son, he has cancer and it's not getting better and the chemo is not working! They really need your prayers!

And for my dog Zoe... she needs a surgery that costs $2800 and we do not have that right now! We are looking for sponsers. Please pray that we find someone who can help us.

Thank you all so much!! :)

And if you have a prayer request, please let me know in the comments. I would love to pray for you!

-Danielle

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Busy Times vs. Quiet Times


                                                                                  
          For years I had been struggling to fit my devotions into my day, but so many times I would never "get time".  I thought so much about how if I just had a little more time in the morning- Then I would have time to do my devotions.  However, I found that I was going about my quiet time with Jesus the wrong way.  I had switched my time priorities and been thinking of how my devotions would fit in my schedule, instead of how my schedule could fit into my day as a daughter of Christ.  One other point I had is that a devotion does not have to be some huge elaborate ceremonial practice.  Instead it could be as simple as reading a couple verses (or even just one verse) and writing down your thoughts on it.  What you liked about it, what you didn't understand, etc.  I still struggle with taking my time with God in the morning- The devil brings so much to our attention.  Things which we think will only take a minute, and end up taking so much more.  However, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phillipians 4:13).  He can help us to appreciate and love to read his word more than all the distractions the world can give us.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Perfection

I'm not perfect...not even close.

For a perfectionist like myself, those words are hard to swallow. I want to do everything perfectly and absolutely positively never fail. Truth is, is that it's impossible to be perfect. I'm only human. I'm a forgetful clumsy adolescent. It's devastating when I get a bad grade or do something wrong because I always try to do my very best, but sometimes that's not good enough.
There is only one person who lived on this earth who is truly perfect. Jesus. Even though we're weak and broken he picks up the shattered pieces of ourselves and puts us back together again. He carries our burdens so that we can be free. Even though we make mistakes, he always forgives us and loves us.
Isn't that a beautiful thing? A savior that will never let us down and will always love us now and forever.

We are perfect in his eyes. <3