Monday, June 28, 2010

I was so excited to find this verse as I read Wrestling Prayer by Eric and Leslie Ludy Saturday evening. God promises that if I seek Him with my whole heart that I will find Him!! That is such an exciting thought!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Life Changing Resources

I would like to encourage all of you to check out some of these amazing resources. God has used these greatly to literally change my life in the past few months.
Katie's Story--Katie Davis is a modern day Amy Carmichael living in Uganda with 14 adopted daughters.She began Amazima Ministries in 2008 and now has an amazing ministry among the people there. Her story was the catalyst that God used to stir a fire in my heart. Read it. Let it challenge you. Then consider helping Katie. I just received pictures of the children I sponsor through Amazima, and it touched my heart. Those precious, precious, faces. The sweet twelve year old orphan who wrote and told me over and over again that she would do her best in school,  that she would do her best to make me glad that I sponsored her, and that she loved me so much. I love what Katie is doing and I am so glad to be a part of it.
The Radical Series by David Platt--This sermon series has changed my life. As I listened, God brought to my mind things that I needed to give up for Him. I didn't want to. I tried to ignore it, but I couldn't. I am so glad I listened. God knew exactly what He was doing.He has used the implications of these sermons to change my life in a radical way. Listen to them. Let them challenge you. Let it change you.
Eric and Leslie Ludy's Set-Apart Life Ministry-- Eric and Leslie's books have also changed my life. On Leslie's website she shares this as the message of her ministry: "God’s sacred intent for us goes far beyond adding some Christian morality to our self-indulgent lives. His intent for you and me is nothing short of absolute abandonment to Jesus Christ, entire separation from the pollution of the world, and ardent worship of our Lord with every breath we take." Their ministry has kindled a desire in me to live for God holding absolutely nothing back. For a starting place, check out their websites and read their articles and blogs, listen to their messages, and check out the online magazine. Some good books to start with are these:
For girls:
Set Apart Femininity
The Lost Art of True Beauty
Sacred Singleness
For guys:
God's Gift To Women
For everyone:
Wrestling Prayer(This is a must read for every Christian!)
When God Writes Your Life Story

Coupled with the Lord's hand in my life, these resources have quite literally radically changed my life. Will you allow the Lord the opportunity to use them in your life?

Friday, June 25, 2010

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?"

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Purpose

My purpose as a human being is to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, and mind, and to glorify and worship Him with every breath that I take. I am called to die to myself and to let my life be hidden in Christ, to be His ambassador to a sinful world, to be pure and undefiled before God, and to ardently pursue Hi kingdom with everything that is within me. I am to be dead to the world and alive to Christ alone. I am to long for His approval alone and not the applause of the world. My purpose is to know Jesus Christ as the Lord of my Life and for Him to be my All in all.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I am really thanking Jesus that the weather forecast was wrong today. My sister, 'brothers', and I were planning on a trail ride this afternoon...and the forecast looked very gloomy. I'd really been looking forward to it, so I was pretty dissapointed when thunderstorms were predicted all afternoon. Against all odds, and a 85% chance of precipitation, it amazingly did not rain and we had a blast! Who can say that my Jesus does not care about the little things?

Friday, June 11, 2010

All for Jesus

Jesus, all for Jesus,
All I am and have and ever hope to be.

All of my ambitions hopes and plans, 
I surrender these into Your hands.
For it's only in Your will that I am free!
Jesus, All for Jesus. 
All I am and have and ever hope to be.
This song just says so perfectly what is on my heart. (If you've never heard it, be sure to listen to it in the sidebar!) This is what I desperately want. For Jesus Christ to be King of my heart, Captain of my Ship, Commander and Holder of my dreams. For the Lord of my world to be Lord of my thoughts, my dreams, my songs, my smiles. I want to be totally preoccupied with Him, filled with the knowledge of His presence at all times, and bursting with His joy. How do I find this?? How does this become reality? Jesus, show me!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Psalm 34:1-5
I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together. I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears. 
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.

I went on a walk today and looked up at the huge azure sky. It was such a deep, pure, blue; you would never know that last night it was such a frightening color of green. A song has been going through my head all day..."Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me!" I love seeing my God's hand in all the things around me. The more that I see Him around me, the more I realize His great mercy in touching my life. I'm searching through some great puzzling questions at this stage in my life. What is God's purpose for my life? What does my future hold? Why did He give me(or not give me) certain talents and abilities? One thing I know: If such a great and awesome God would care to die for me, to love me, to touch my life so amazingly, and to bless me so incredibly, how can I give Him anything less than all of myself? How can I be concerned with anything but Him? That leads me to then ask what it means for me to live my life completely abandoned to Jesus; to be completely obsessed with Him, to live only for Him. What does that look like? This is what I want to know. This is what I seek.
Psalm 27:4 , 8
One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.

My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"
Your face, LORD, I will seek.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Broken and Spilled Out

 This is the song that my blog is named after. To listen you will need to pause the music in the sidebar. Be sure to listen to the wonderful songs there as well!

A Heart for God

I was amazed once again today at God's impeccable timing. This message came on the radio just as I hopped in my car to come home from work, and, due to the need to go out of my way, it finished just before I got home. It was exactly what I needed to hear. I hope you get the chance to listen to this message by Jack Graham called "A Heart For God." It was very encouraging and inspiring. Powerpoint Ministries

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Barnyard Adventure

Today I got to spend the day with my bestest friends. I love it that I can call my sister one of my bestest friends. 'Specialy after all those years of thinking we could never be friends, much less best friends. I love that gal. =) Anyhow, I got to spend the day volunteering at Lifeline(the Crisis Pregnancy Clinic) and hanging out with Mel and Ann. A photo session has been due for a while, since Mom gave me a coupon for free pictures for my birthday. Ann's family rents a picture perfect barn for their horses, so we headed out there to snap a few.

1 Chronicles 4. Check it out.

Hi, this is me.

Hi, this is me! Sometimes Facebook just doesn't have enough room to say what is in my heart or on my mind, so I decided to start this blog. It's not really what I'm used to, so it make take a little. =) But anyway, here I am! ~TanyaBeth
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