Saturday, April 25, 2009

Esther 4:14

As I was reading the other night, God pointed me to this passage in the Bible:

“If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” – Esther 4:14

This is SO powerful because I have known that I have a calling from God to reach out to this dark world for His glorious Kingdom, as we all do, and I have really been praying into exactly what he wants from me, as his faithful servant. I definitely know that direction, but it isn't fully clear yet as to when and how to take action. Money is a large portion of the wait, but I know God will provide me in His timing with all of the resources I need to take flight with this calling.

I just love the articulation, “you were made queen for just such a time as this” — we are called as followers of Christ to reach out in His name and not stay silent. This is such a relevant command, especially in the wake of the disaster our world is facing through these perilous times. We are to be queens & kings for Christ now more than ever . . . by that I mean LEADERS. We are to lead people to Christ and the abounding, endless love and hope that he has for all those called according to His purpose — that CAN be everyone if they choose!!

SO, get out there in this mess, don't try to hide or segregate yourselves and your family from what is going on now with the economy, government and society. We must dive in and radiate Christ’s light and help those in panic and need. The jobless, homeless, seniors who have lost all of their retirement money and many others come to mind. Seek these people out, and help them in Jesus' name. Pay for their dinner, help them look for a job, point them to the limitless resources of our merciful God. We are being called to serve a powerful purpose in such a time as this, so let's get out and show the weak, lonely, desperate, lost and so on, the love of our AWESOME God. You go, you Kings & Queens of Christ.

Friday, April 10, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things!

I have been wanting to do this for quite a while, so here it is. My faves roll, in no particular order:

Aveeno Baby Lotion (I even use it, it is amazing.)
It is rated with an overall health safety score of 2 0ut of 10 (the lower, the safer)
Thorough resource to look up any hygiene/personal care product and see how safe (or unsafe) it is for you. It rocks! This is where I make most of my product decisions from.

Mrs. Meyer's Baby Room Freshening Spray
I use this daily in Noah’s room, on his car seat and even other places around the house. It is a safe version of Febreeze, and oh so fresh!

Mrs. Meyer's Lavender Cleaning Products
You can purchase the All-Purpose Cleaner, and dilute to make it into countertop spray, toliet cleaner, you name it! It will last a long time, and it makes me feel like a queen because it is such a rich and exquisite fragrance.

Head Organics Shampoo & Conditioner
Your hair will be sleek & shiny with no bad chemicals!

Apple iMac
This is my life!! Never will I ever use a pc.

They are a symbol of the freedom we have in Christ and how abundantly he provides for all creation

Blue Bell Cookies n Cream Ice Cream

Starbucks Non-Fat Decaf Peppermint Mocha WITH Whip

Magazines Magazines Magazines!
Martha Living • Domino • Southern Accents • Real Simple • Elle Decor • Parenting + More

Tom’s of Maine Apricot Deodorant - Aluminum Free
Aluminum is found is nearly all deodorants, and it has a huge link to breast cancer . . . this is a great and deliciously scented safe alternative.
The most amazing resource for online coupon codes!

Capri Blue Candles
Amazingly fragrant and decadent. (Volcano is my favorite, although they are all fabulous!)

That was fun! I will do more of these in future posts! Enjoy!