Monday, July 30, 2012

Hey guys....sooo I was re-reading my posts and I've got this unnecessary pattern on beginning with how long it's been since I've last I'm going to skip that nonsense and get to the point! Sometimes I just get an urge to write and I always wish it happened more often but when it does I have to take advantage. There's something about typing your thoughts out that is so incredibly refreshing. I love it.

My family and I just got back from a week vacation in Santa Cruz and it was amazing! As much fun as it was though I am very glad to be home and in my own bed. Eight people stuffed in a motor home for eight days is probably exactly what you think! Kinda crazy! But I wouldn't have wanted to be there with anyone else. It was a week of fun but also a week of learning. Learning about ourselves and about each other. Most importantly learning about God. I know I've said this before but it just keeps happening to me! Sometimes it takes a while for me to get the picture.....but God can take everything away from you if that's what it takes to get your attention. In my head I picture Him saying helloooo we've been though this! Look at me I'm right here!!!! And I'm like yeah yeah I know but hang on... Really?? I'm telling God to hang on? I'm telling the creator of the universe to hang on. Like he's my little sister knocking on my door while I'm on the phone. Who do I think I am!! So He has to take away all my distractions. If that means friends, money, job, family, boys...and once the distractions are gone and it's just me and God, I look back and I see where He was showing up in my life and I pushed Him away. It's crazy to me how clear it is when I look back but in the moment I didn't see it at all. We get so caught up in the moment and so caught up in not wanting to miss out on anything that we are missing out on the biggest thing which is God's plan for us! This world is one big distraction and sometimes we need to get away for a while to realize how truly blessed we are and how amazing God is and how much He loves us. No matter what we do. He is always there, arms open, loving us the whole time. Friends can walk away. Best friend bracelets can break. Boyfriends can break up with you. Your relationship with God, that will never change. He never changes. God wont walk away, his love wont break. His love is everlasting and that alone is enough for me. God is enough for me. 

Exodus 20:6 But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands.