Diner en Blanc this year was fantastic! So much fun!
I decided to be a bus leader this year and let me tell you, it was a little stressful but SO much fun! The bus lead us to our secret location to Sandia Casino and Diner En Blanc was held on the top floor of the parking structure. The top of the parking structure you say…YES! And it was great! It was open, we got to witness a beautiful sunset and then see the beautiful bright moon light up the sky.
We ate, we danced and participated in the Diner en Blanc traditions which include a napkin wave and sparklers. I would say if you have never been to Diner en Blanc in your city…I highly recommend it. We had close to 1700 people this year at the location attending Diner en Blanc and it was such a fabulous time!
I started this as some know 3 years ago. Asking God at the end of every year, what the word for the following year needs to be for me to focus on. This year it’s Obedience. WOW! I mean being obedient to Christ is major. To love God is to be obedient. It’s what I have been hearing all year. Confirmation? I think so!
2 John 1:6-And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
Obedience is compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another’s authority.
Just recently I was in a situation where the Lord was calling me to be obedient but i wanted the situation I was in to work out so bad that I choose to be disobedient. It’s sad because I heard Him in different areas (church, bible study, He even was trying to reach me through social media) and I chose to turn the other way. About a month ago I reached the point of so much heartache, (which is what happens when you are choosing to try to live your own way and not in the will of God) that i just asked Him to take it and within 24 hours it was over. He is faithful and I’m grateful that he didn’t hand me over to my disobedience, he does tell us in His word….
Hebrews 13:5b- For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I am grateful for His faithfulness and for rescuing me when i can’t see straight and I have gotten myself in so deep i can’t seem to get myself out to breathe.
Time to do what I’m suppose to do and stay focused on the prize. Not being distracted on other things that will take me off track from my walk with the savior.
Just recently it was brought to my attention that instead of looking for the negative in everyday life events to start looking for God in everything.
So this may be a new series of blog posts.
Let me start with today…..
On my way to work this morning I’m at a stop light getting ready to turn to head on my short journey to work. As i’m at the stop light, my car starts to do this weird shake and then just dies. The battery light went on and car is dead. I immediately start panicking because i’m in a turning lane. I turn my emergency lights on right away and now THINK….THINK FAST. What do i do? Who do I call? So i post a facebook message and dear friend calls me and asks if i’m alright. In the mean time I’m being honked at, mind you my emergency lights are on, (insert “are you kidding me” face emoji here). In the mean time i had three gentleman stop and help. Long story short, it’s now 9:30 tow truck is on its way in about 45 mins. I’m sitting in my car with one of my besties that i have known since elementary school and we are just laughing and hanging out.
As i sit here and ponder the morning, by the grace of God my car staled out at a stop light, yeah it stinks i was in a turning lane getting honked at, LOL! But i think about the rest of my drive to work and glad it happened right there. I got to hang out with a friend while waiting and also I think about a financial decision i made yesterday, i could feel the decernment in me that I should hold off and not spend the money. Hmmmm….I wonder why? He is so good! I know my God love me and takes care of me and looks out for me. So in this day I see His protection, His provision and how HE directs my path.
Proverbs 3:6-In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
This day is not over and so let’s see what else will go on.
Just recently I experienced this and then found out so have a few of my girlfriends with men they have dated in the last few months. It must be a new thing. I’m confused so I was hoping to have some people enlighten me on the subject.
So when two people date and one decides they are no longer interested in that person do you just walk away without saying something? Do you disappear for a week or two, nothing said and wait for the person to contact you to ask what is going on? (which I think after two weeks of not much communication you know what’s going on. LOL!) Someone who likes you does not disappear for a period of time with cold silence. I mean you dated, hung out, saw one another and at one point liked one another, right? Unless you used them for a passtime or an ego booster. Even then don’t you think people should treat others with respect and say something? I mean a text, a post it, a pigeon, an “eff you” with a finger emoji would suffice. It would be something. But dead silence? I’m not with it, I personally think it’s ridiculous.
I know we are in a day and age where we hide behind our devices. It seems to be easier these days I agree. BUT am I being unreal by thinking that we should treat each other as friends (especially if we started off that way) or as human beings?
So here is where I would like some insight from my audience. Ladies and Gents, singles or married, I welcome a response from all. Please remember we are all adults and in your answers let’s be respectful. I want your insight on the subject. I would greatly appreciate it!
A few years ago I had a friend at church tell me that she picks a word for the year. She pray’s and asks the Lord what word she should focus on for the year. So last year was my first year in attempting this. My word last year was content. So had some encounters with being content. I don’t remember too much or maybe I didn’t take it as seriously as I should or maybe it was a trial run. LOL!
Trustin the LORD with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
The Lord is testing me left and right and it’s only March. I must say when you ask the Lord for something be ready to endure. I hear people say “oh don’t ask the Lord for patience”, Well if you want patience ask for patience. I asked for an unshakeable faith a few years back, ever since I have been given opportunities to show that my faith in Christ is unshakable. Do i fail? Absolutely. Have I been successful? Absolutely! I think if we ask the Lord for something we ask and then we take stance. He tells us he will prepare us for what He will walk us through.
Hebrews 13:21-may He equip you with all you need for doing his will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen. (NLT)
Needless to say that it seems that I see that word in my time reading the bible or my devotionals or hearing it at church. This morning I had these scriptures in my quite time with the Lord pop out.
Psalm 37:3 and 5- 3. Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness. 5. Commit your way to the LORD, Trustalso in Him And He shall bring it to pass.
So I got the picture, TRUST, TRUST, TRUST! I have to stand a little more firm on Gods promises. As the Pastor that I go and get counseling from told me “Get back behind your shield (GOD)”. I must admit that is where it’s the safest and a place I can sit, be still and TRUST.
Father-“Father” as he is seen as the absolute one, indivisible and incomparable, transcendent, immanent, and non-corporeal God of creation and history. a man who has begotten a child. The first person of the Trinity
Friend- a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection. a person who you like and enjoy being with.a person who helps or supports someone or something. a favored companion.
Forgiving- able or willing to forgive someone or something. allowing room for error or weakness.
Faithful-having or showing true and constant support or loyalty. deserving trust : keeping your promises or doing what you are supposed to do. steadfast in affection or allegiance.
Faultless-Having no fault
Fortress- a place that is protected against attack : a fortified place