Friday, August 04, 2006

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so

OK, today I want to talk about being a Christian and what that means.
First of all, I am horrible at it.
I gossip, I swear (sometimes), I get envious, jealous, the whole nine yards.
I forget to pray everyday and I don't read the Word as often as I should.
Not to mention my penchant for Grateful Dead tunes.
It's lucky that God forgives me because otherwise I would be a complete wash at this stuff.
He has redeemed me so therefore I am saved and forgiven, but I know He's up there shaking his head.
"I gave her some great gifts and she insists on wearing a 'Guns Don't Kill People, Chuck Norris Kills People' shirt. What am I going to do with her?"
I'm sure the Lord cringes whenever I laugh at something inappropriate, and repeat it to all my friends.
And post it on this blog.
I volunteered at VBS this year, as you all know, and one of my co-workers said "She's an example of what NOT to do." He was joking of course, but it's true.
I try so hard, too. I get off on the right foot and then shift to the left foot almost immediately.
Why can't I just be a good girl? Why can't I shake off the filthiness of the flesh?
I start to pray and begin to think about this cute outfit at Target.
"Lord please help ... wow, I wonder if that cute dress is still there ... "
Also, I can't love people like Jesus does.
Someone annoys me and then I'm off. Before you know it, there's a torrent of insults pouring out of my mouth like a dam has broken.
"Who does she think she is?? She's just a .... " You know the rest, next thing ya know I'm putting down their momma.
I think sometimes I forget that I'm supposed to be a light to the world, a witness to the Christian faith. If anyone saw me in action, they would probably think that Christians of full of crap.
I hope you don't think less of me because I confided in you about this, but it's bugging me.
So today, please pray for me to humble, not to swear, even when I have to wait at a red light, not to gossip, even if someone really irritates me and pray like I should.

Here's your freebie! It's more of that famous kit that no one has heard of, Confections of Courtney.
Enjoy it and don't forget to the leave the looooooooooovvvvvvve baby.
Once again my blog hates me so no photos of stuff today. GRRR.


Heather said...

Thank you for sharing this. Very pretty. Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

That cracks me up. What an inspiration to keep on trying for perfection. That is why my mom always said churches are hospitals for sinners not rest homes for saints. I think you are trying too hard girlfriend. Or, maybe it is the heat. lol

Thanks so much for the freebies.

Rebecca said...

How sweet! Thanks! :D

JoAnn said...

This kit is so great so far! I wonder what's next! :) Thank you!

Vicki said...

Thanks so much for another part of this kit!

Anonymous said...

You mean I am not the only one with a talent for messing up? Ha really I think the boat is pretty crowded. Just stay on board,God will get us there!

Anonymous said...

Being human doesn't give us the right to sin but thank goodness we humbly serve a forgiving Savior that will always be there when we do...with out stretched arms to catch us when we stumble. Keep your chin up! There are people praying for you, who like you, still stumble each day in their walk too.

plp said...

Thank you for the new parts to your kit.

I enjoyed reading your testimony. If I didn't know better, I would swear I was reading about myself.

Dean said...

People who don't admit how much they screw up are probably hiding alot of junk that they would feel better about if they would confess it and move on. You are no different than the rest of us trying to do right in a screwed up world where it is so easy to get distracted. May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand. And thanks for the freebie too.

Anonymous said...

You are a total crackup...LOL I thought you were talking about me in your redeeming post.

Thanks for sharing your kit and yourself.

Paula said...

Are YOU talkin' 'bout ME??? I can sooooo relate!

nanasdinky said...

lololol...Its so funny to read everybodys comments because I swear when I read your post I thought to myself if that isnt me to a T!!!!! I think we all struggle each and every day and I just thank God that he does forgive and knows how much we want to try to do right even when we fail....I really enjoy reading your blog....

Anonymous said...

Please read Romans chapter seven.Even Paul was having this problem.And then read the first part of chapter eight.And have peace.:)

dmook said...

I hear you girl! I think a lot of us are in the same boat. We have good intentions, but that sinfull need to control our own lives takes over :-). God knows your heart - he knows you have good in it. He has patience and abundant love. You are right in his eyes, not matter what your faults on Earth. Take heart.

BTW - Thanks for the freebies! If only I could get SendSpace to give me a download slot right away, I'd be happy....

Hilmarose said...

I have missed most of the kit... well all of it cuz I just found your blog... but I know how you feel... look at my blog from a couple days ago... (since I have blooger you should be able to get there by clicking on my name...) just remember God desires truth, and if that is how you see yourself... well then and what you say is truth to you so He is pleased! but boy I sure hte being human sometimes!

Stephanie said...

You ladies are all just awesome! Thank you for your fellowship and kinds words! You guys are wonderful!! *sniff*

Stephanie said...

It refreshing to read an honest blog, that can admit some faults and not act like life as a christian is perfect and all holier than thou.....thanks for sharing some realness!

Anonymous said...

Hey, girlfriend -- my favorite verse says it all:

"There is, therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1)

Mercy, if there wasn't such a thing as grace, I'd be total toast!

Hang in there -- He loves you!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Stacy, I've been reading Romans and well, I love it! I feel like me and Paul are on the same page, literally and figuratively.

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