Monday, April 16, 2012

For Me, the Bangles & the Bracelets

Lately, I am careful to not get stuck in a rut, because I seem to easily fall into them, with God & His word. I have the tendency to pursue Him with reckless abandonment for a few months and then life gets in my way and I get too busy. A few days go by and all the sudden it is Monday, and I haven't opened my Bible since Thursday.. how did that happen? Then I start feeling "blah" & frustrated with myself. You know the feeling, don't act like ya don't. 

This morning on my drive home from the gym I was telling the Lord, that I was sorry for not spending more time with Him. Sharing how I felt guilty for not opening the word & being mindful about setting aside a certain time to stop what I'm doing to be with Him this last week. Guess what, God doesn't want or need my pity. He never guilts me into spending time with him, so if I feel guilty it is actually conviction. Ouch. Kinda hurt a little bit. 
So this morning I am thankful. Thankful for conviction. Thankful for brokenness. 
If it wasn't for my brokenness I am not sure where I would be at in life or with the Lord. I am thankful that I had to go through some brokenhearted times to get closer to the Lord. Now, I'm thankful that my relationship with the Lord is where it needs to be. So that when I am not spending quality time with Him, my life shows it. My attitude shows it. I am thankful. I blessed because of the brokenness. 
I know that everything is God's. Everything. 

A few weeks ago I shared how God has been dealing with me to give over three areas of my life. There is a beautiful song by Audrey Assad called, Everything is Yours. 
A verse from the song resonated with me so much that I decided to write it out in my room." If everything is Yours ... God, I'm letting it go. It was never mine to hold." Sometimes I fall short & think that my life is my own, when it is actually the Lords. The scripture verse I used is from Jeremiah 29:13 "If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." 

I made a jewelry stand to hold my bangles & bracelets, stud earrings & rings, and a few pairs of earrings because I was running out of room on my jewelry frame. Now every morning when I'm getting ready for the day, I can be reminded of God's promise that if I pursue Him, I will find Him. I made the promise to give everything over to the Lord & not to secretly still worry over things. Sometime this week I will post a tutorial.

Hope your enjoying your Monday.


  1. I have actually been listening to that song for the past couple of days.
    I have been struggling a lot lately with different areas in my life.
    It makes it all the worse because I try so desperately to "fix" it, when I need to let it go and give it to God.
    It is so hard sometimes. I've been praying about that a lot over the past couple of days!
    Thanks for sharing. :)
    much love.

  2. I can't seem to listen to this song enough. Her lyrics are deep & this is why I love her music. I think the big thing for most women (or at least me) is the control factor. Letting it go. Realizing that none of this is ours.

  3. This is such a cute creation. Thank you for sharing this and your story.
    Thank you for linking up on Successful Saturdays!


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