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So long… for now

Today is certainly a bittersweet day here on “Confession: I’m With the Big Guy”……  Today is the last day that I will be writing to you here on this blog.

Trust me, this has DEFINITELY been an extremely hard decision–especially since this blog, “Confession,” has been such a huge part of my life for the past year :).  Unfortunately, it’s time for me to admit that I don’t have the time to give my 110% effort to a full load in college, both blogs–“Confession” and “Compelled”–, work, health, social life, etc.

Even though this blog is closing down, I pray that you will still check out my other blog:

Compelled

2 Thessalonians 3:1 says,

“Finally, brothers, pray for us,

that the word of the Lord may speed ahead

and

be honored, as happened among

YOU.”

This is my prayer for all of us: that God’s word may be spread throughout the earth through US; we are Christ’s ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20)!  Continue to spread Sonshine no matter where you are, and I pray that you will still read, just in a different location on the Internet ;).

Thanks for all of your love and support!  See you on “Compelled,”

Sarah :)

A birthday is near!

Can you believe it?  “Confession:I’m With the Big Guy” is about to be a year old!

When I think about the past year, I think of how far this blog has come and, hopefully, how far this blog will go in the future.  But this is where you come in…

Let me know what you like and what you think!  If there are any topics that you ever want to talk about or have questions or want to correct me on something, write a comment or email me :).

Anyways, now that the Mississippi humidity that usually fogs up my camera is going away, get ready to have more pictures!  I am super excited about this one too.

Thanks so much for reading these notes, but I just had to say the little “housekeeping” things before moving on into the new year.  I hope you have a great day today, and I will be back tomorrow with a more exciting post ;)

Praying your day is filled with Sonshine,

Sarah :)

Hello everyone!  I just got in from a trip to Atlanta with an organization from school.  Before I go to bed though, I just want to say that I hope that all of you are sleeping well tonight, and I will write back in the morning :)

Sleep well and God bless,

Sarah :)

A Spiritual Heart Transplant

Are we changed from the inside out?

In the book of 1 Samuel, there’s the story of a guy named Saul that became the first man to be elected as the king of Israel.  God has chosen Saul specifically to be their king; it wasn’t by chance or by the power of men.

When Saul left from being anointed as king, 1 Samuel 10:9-13 says,

“When he turned his back to leave from Samuel [the priest that had anointed him] God gave him a new heart…and the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he prophesied among them.  And when all who knew him previously saw how he prophesied with the prophets, the people said to one another, “What has come over him?  Is Saul also among the prophets?”  When he had finished prophesying, he came to the high place.”

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be given a new heart. While there are many different ways that you can reference the heart–the organ that pumps blood, the warehouse of emotions, etc.–the heart especially seems to us to be the place where God’s Spirit dwells within us.

God has plans for each and every one of us, and He has equipped us with the skills, gifts, talents, loves, and even a special heart in order to fulfill every part of His plan for us with His help.

Search me, O God, and know my heart!

Try me and know my thoughts!

Psalm 139:23

God knows us better than we know ourselves, but it’s time that we get to know ourselves a little bit better.  It’s time that we get to know ourselves not by our intentions but by our actions.

Does our outward appearance reflect the inward change that occured when the Holy Spirit filled us and were given a new heart?

I’m so sorry it’s been so long!  I promise I will be back soon to write :)

Bringing Back Rest Time

Do you ever feel like there is just not enough time in one day?

As you can tell by the last day that I posted, I have been extremely busy!  It seems as if I am literally up with the sunrise each morning and back in my bed around 11.  Between that time frame of sunrise and past sunset, I often find myself saying, “There’s so much to do and so little time!”  Before I know it, the day has past just like every other.  Weeks have turned into months, and I look at a calendar to realize that summer is past its halfway mark.

If you find yourself in the same place as me saying, “Oh no!  Time is flying, and I don’t have enough to get everything done that I need to,” then stop for just a moment.  Sit still for 30 seconds and experience just how slowly time moves when you actually sit still.  Isaiah 30:15 says,

“In return and in rest, you shall be saved.  In quiet and in trust shall be your strength.”

Our problem is never that we don’t have enough time in a day; our problem is that we don’t have enough time of RESTING in God in our day.  In order to truly rest in His peace, we may have to admit that we’re not superman or superwoman.  This is okay, though!  God wants us to rely on Him for every single thing that we need.  Returning and resting in Him is what saves us, and being quiet and trusting Him is what gives us strength.

Are you feeling as though there’s not enough time in a day?  That’s when you know that it’s time to rest in God.

Lesson from a Lemonade Stand

Check out my post on “Compelled” about visiting a lemonade stand.  It’s only one click away, so click the link below:

“Lesson from a Lemonade Stand”