Hello Sweet Cheer: My busy week & some Jesus thoughts

7.25.2012

My busy week & some Jesus thoughts

Today is Wednesday.  It looks like the next few days are gonna be pretty hectic for me!

I have an online government test that opens today at noon, closing tomorrow at noon so I have to get that done at some point!  Also, every Wednesday at 3 I go to Red Raider Orientation and stand at the Wesley booth to talk to some sweet freshman about our ministry.  So I have that going on, plus I'm going to youth tonight and am invited to play cops & robbers with the students after!

Tomorrow I have class, my test due by noon, plans to go to the pool and then KELSEY'S BACHELORETTE PARTY!  So excited to get this wedding weekend started!!  :)  But before the party either today or tomorrow, I have to go pick out some lingerie for her!  Super fun, but just another thing on the to-do list!




Then Friday is class, pool again, and the rehearsal & rehearsal dinner!  So stoked for Kelsey & Zack!  And Saturday is the big day!!



Like I said before my week is pretty hectic, so before things get crazy I just wanted to quickly post about some thoughts I was having last night.  I was watching a TV show, in which one of the girls was in rehab.  She was seeing multiple different types of counselors as a part of her stay there.  This is an obvious observation but I just thought it was really interesting & very telling of the brokenness of this world.  Every professional she spoke with was focusing on her "inner strength", this idea that what she was dealing with could be overcome by her own willpower.  The reality is that I know because of the news that shortly after getting out of rehab, this girl went to jail for the exact thing she was in for.

That's a lot of words and information you probably aren't interested in but my point is this… Our society strongly believes in a self-help, inner strength, heal yourself type of counsel.  With this specific example, it proves that this ISN'T the way to healing & change.  She was home for a short time & was already having issues again.  Our world is in DESPERATE need of Jesus.   I'm learning this in other ways too.

Last night at Summerground (summer worship service at the wesley), Justin Stice spoke to this in the context of believers.  We DESIRE this relationship with Jesus, we DESIRE to be healed, we DESIRE to do & act the way we know the Lord asks of us, yet we try our best to do it on our own.  And it NEVER works.  We are not strong enough, nor will we ever be, to do be healed through our own willpower.  Only when we surrender our lives to the works of Jesus & to Him alone, will we experience the incredible healing we so desire.

Daily I'm amazed by the ways in which the Lord chooses to speak to me.  Without getting into too much detail, I'll just say don't underestimate Jesus or how He chooses to work!

Thanks for reading, just wanted to share that quick tidbit.  Surrender to Him today!

Peace & blessings,
Mere

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