Friday, March 20, 2009

Thank You!!

Thank you faithful readers for your patience with me!!  

It has been very difficult for me over the last couple of weeks as I take time away from my computer to find balance in my life and to work through my emotions from the "bombshell" that hit my life.

I am finding myself coming out of this valley and starting up the mountain trail!  It will be a slow climb but I am confident that with the Lord holding me I will make it up the mountain trail and His greatness and strength shine through and will get me to the top!

My God is a God of mercy and compassion and He is showing me every day how I can minister to my family, esp. my hubby in a way that glorifies Him! He is a Mender of the broken heart and making it to beat stronger for Him and the family He has given me.  Our God is an awesome God!

It has been amazing how much the Lord has been teaching me through this "computer fast". One of the things He has been teaching me is that I can not be a lukewarm or cold Christian.  I can not just go through the motions of life just being a Christian.  I need to truly let my light/life shine for Him in everything that I do and say.   The new Matthew West song, The Motions, has really ministered to my heart over the last few weeks and has become my lifesong.  When I feel like going through the motions of life I remember that I need to keep my fire/passion of God's love burning inside of me and pour it out for and to others!

For those of you that haven't heard the song before, here are the lyrics....

The Motions
by Matthew West

This might hurt, it's not safe
But I know that I've gotta make a change
I don't care if I break,
At least I'll be feeling something
'Cause just okay is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of life

I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don't wanna spend my whole life asking,
"What if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?"

No regrets, not this time
I'm gonna let my heart defeat my mind
Let Your love make me whole
I think I'm finally feeling something
'Cause just okay is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of this life

'Cause I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don't wanna spend my whole life asking,
"What if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?"

take me all the way (take me all the way)
take me all the way ('cause I don't wanna go through the motions)
take me all the way (I know I'm finally feeling something real)
take me all the way

I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don't wanna spend my whole life asking,
"What if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?"

I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don't wanna spend my whole life asking,
"What if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?"

take me all the way (take me all the way)
take me all the way (I don't wanna go, I don't wanna go)
take me all the way (through the motions)
take me all the way

I don't wanna go through the motions


As a final note, I am going to start back up blogging in this next week but just not with the same intensity as before.  I was caught up in the number of hits my blog got on a daily basis and stressing over what to blog about for all the different blog carnivals that I found myself just going through the motions of posting just to get more hits rather than just sharing as my heart lead me.  Now I am not concerned about my "blog ratings" but rather the friends I have made by blogging and following through with the mission that I set for this blog when I started it a year and a half ago.  

The mission was to show others encouragement through getting a glimpse into my life of homeschooling, frugal living, and parenting.

6 comments:

mjpuzzlemom said...

(((Sonshine))) Thanks for sharing your heart! Welcome back.


MJ

Snow White said...

what a beautiful song -- it's a true prayer from the heart. thanks for sharing your heart too.

Donna said...

Blog on Sonshine!
Homeschooling, frugal living, parenting, and don't forget recipes....that where you 'shine' with me! ;-)

I've got a hankerin' for your Jewish Coffee Cake...hmmm...wonder if I have all the stuff! :-)

Lori@EnjoyThe Process said...

Thank you for sharing! I'm glad your fast has provided the needed perspective! Blessings to you!!!

Raising Olives said...

Thanks for sharing your heart and thoughts.

Blessings,
Kimberly

Sherry said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Glad to see you back. :D