Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Monday, February 18, 2008

Blessings and tears

Lets go ahead and answer the question, the concert rocked! Pics by Michael coming soon!

So here is the deal, we were trying to get some of our community group to come with us but it was not in their budget. Last night at 545, we got a call from CG friends. They were given tickets by a friend and wanted to join us..I am so glad they did. I did not know Leslie and I had so much in common. We really really had a good time. It was much more than a concert, just awesome.

Anyway, I started thinking about how I have personally changed in the past few years. I mean spiritually, not physically or mentally hahaha!

No matter what your preference of worship style is, there is something about a large group of people singing together. Especially at church, the sound of hundreds of people praising God is sooo beautiful. I have felt God's presence so many times this year!

Then I started thinking about words like grace and mercy and how I can really appreciate those. I can now understand when I hear people talking about God's grace and mercy pouring down on them. I really understand. I am not sure I will ever comprehend God's grace and mercy, I understand when people talk about them. Its awesome. I used to be really nervous around people who lifted their hands during music. I now understand. God is soooo good. This past year has just rocked. I love singing at church and love having tears pour out as I realize how great my God is and I am so thankful that He loves me and has forgiven me and has given me hope and a promise for the future.

I now have such a peace. even in very stressful situations, I can find peace. Friends, if you want that peace, seek Him. Once you allow him to take over, your life is awesome. Its incredible what I have learned. Your life is soooo much more peaceful and joyful once you just let him have control. Oh its hard to give up that control and not want to take it back.Please don't miss ou. Oh there are struggles and there are questions you want answered, but you begin to learn that His plans are far better than anything you could come up with on your own. I have learned to find joy in sadness. I dont even have to look for it, God just whops me on the head sometimes.

Then I started thinking about those God moments. Have you had one recently? If you dont pay attention you will miss it. I don't want to miss these. Usually when I am alone and stressed God just throws something at me just to get my attention. I need to learn to be quiet, to be still and to listen. I will share some of those tomorrow. I love those. I love God whispers which are getting more frequent or maybe I am just starting to listen. It saddens me to think I have missed those whispers.

Sorry I am so longwinded. There will be more but so much has been flooding my heart and mind. And I know that no matter what happens in my life, it will be okay.

There are no coincidenses in life!!!!!!!


Love and Smiles said...

It is so incredible to hear of God's wonderful movement in your life. I too am experiencing a renewed faith. I am learning and truly grasping (for the first time) what a horrible sinner I am, but at the same time God is revealing his Grace to me. I don't feel condemned. I stand in awe of who He is and how much He loves me.
Every message I hear recently is completely 100% relevant to my life and each other! Awesome and amazing!
I too have been affected by the week "in Uganda". We have so much! I am praying God will show us ways we can give. Truly humbling.

Susan said...

What a beautiful post! I am glad that you all had a great time. It sounds like some of the introspection that you've done was worth it.

:-) Susan

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Beautiful post Amy. God speaks to use when we least expect it and in the most unexpected places. We just have to be open to His voice and be accepting of what He says. The last time I heard God speak to me was in church on Sunday. What He asked me to do wasn't overly difficult, but it was difficult for ME.
I'm glad you had a wonderful time at the concert.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

So glad that you had a wonderful time at the concert!

I loved your post today....very touching!

Renee's Reading Corner said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you so much and for stopping by my blog. I'll be back soon!


Amy said...

Hi Amy,

Hey, I heard the cutest saying on Oprah yesterday for having a big bottom. They guy called it - bottom blessings! And I am very well!

Yeah, I have another kidney stone and an infection so they had to attach a tube in my back to drain my kidneys. I feel for people that deal with this all their lives.

And I am having a hard time forgiving Donny. Luke is from right here in Crawfordsville and I know him and his family and they are awesome! It's so cool to have someone from your hometown on American Idol. I hope it makes it one more time so he can show his stuff!

And you're right there are no coincidences in life only Godincidences!