Thursday, November 20, 2008

Salt Spill... Love

What things are good? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The fruits of the spirit... Man, it's all about love right now...Last night I spoke with my youth group on a new series I am writing based on the fruits of the spirit, beginning with the most important... LOVE...

Read these words & I pray that right now, in this moment, His love would penetrate you...

Ephesians 3:16-20
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you
with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp
how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love th
at surpasses knowledge — that
you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than
all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
(verse 21) to him be glory in the church and in
 Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. 

I am continually learning more and more about love and what it means to have it for the Lord and for His people... MAY AGAPE LOVE RUN THROUGH MY VEINS OH GOD.

A good friend of mine gave me this verse and it was as if I had read it for the first time...
"Leave no debt outstanding except for that w
ith which to love one another..." Romans 13:8

Regardless of how we are loved... has nothing to do with the love that we owe...
So it doesn't depend if people treat us rudely...
Say mean things...
Hurt us...
or HATE US...
not "Because of"

Agape NEVER fails...

We wonder & ask God why He allows horrible things happen.. Poverty, sickness, disease, hurting and dying people, abortion... but have you ever thought to wonder maybe He is asking us the same thing?

After all, we are his hands and his feet...

But now these three remain: Faith, Hope, & Love. But the greatest of these is Love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Salt Spill... Faith

So I just talked to my BELOVED friend Kristina Kingsmill today for the first time, who has been in the hospital for the last month of her life recovering from being hit by a car... You think about stuff like that happening to "other people" but never does it really hit you until it happens to you or someone you know... and it just makes me think...


God spared her life. Why? Because He wanted to.

...Not because He had to or because He was obligated to, but because He just decided to do it! God is GOOD. We seem to think that with changing circumstances God seizes to be good or seizes to bless us, yet our circumstances have absolutely NOTHING to do with the character of God...

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be your name

And blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Through there's pain in the offering
Blessed be your name

"Though he slay me, yet will I trust in Him" - Job 1:4-5

My life is pretty routine...
Pretty regular...
Pretty normal... ew. But I hate normal?

Well... I guess normal right now is meaning:
I am being refined
I am being broken
I am being torn
I am bring shattered
I am being RUINED...

...and yet, I WILL CHOOSE TO STILL TRUST IN HIM... Because I KNOW He's just getting started... And before things start moving in the natural there are things shifting in the supernatural, in the unseen... And instead of looking at life from where I stand I will DAILY choose to trust Him and thank Him, that even though my circumstances have changed HE HAS NOT.
Even though things are different, His promise over my life is STILL THE SAME....

"She will be a prophetess and a soul winner"

There are three types of people in life - The driver, the passenger, or the luggage...
I trust God to drive...
I don't have to sit in the front seat seeing everything he is doing...
Instead... I think I'll choose to be in the dark, in the trunk, trusting that He is taking me where I need to go.. I know in time everything will be revealed.

...That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong... 2 Corinthians 12:10

Did I mention that I get to see the love of my life in... 6 DAYS?!

Life is good, but even when it's not... GOD IS.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Salt Spill... I am Bianca

I suppose I am officially a "blogger."

Hmm.. Well, I love Jesus and His Spirit and His words and His voice and His hand on my life and without Him I would not be able to live or survive.. He is my oxygen.

So, I'm here in Port St. Lucie and just got back from the pineapple festival with my good friends Nikki, Maria, and Tara watching "Baby Mama" which is HILARIOUS by the way & trying to figure this thing out.. I'm excited to explore & travel through my thoughts on here, and hopefully read yours as well..

My purpose is to embrace life, laughter, liberty, and the cross...
My purpose is to fulfill my destiny today, in this moment, NOW.. Carpe horem.. Matthew 6:34
My purpose is to experience LOVE & INTIMACY.. Go to the secret place.. Psalm 27:4 & a relentless pursuit of God and a relentless pursuit of the people He loves..
My purpose is for COMMUNITY... Living out Acts 2
My purpose is for intercession and to war.. Matt 11:12
My purpose is to have DRIVE.. I will RUN with diligence, 1 Cor. 9:24..

So I decided before I start this thing & just put things out there about me, I must be known for what is REALLY inside me..
So here I am, a 20 year old girl who lives life because that is what it was created for, to experience and savor EVERY good thing.. and to make Jesus KNOWN.

Welcome to my crazy, beautiful, & mixed up life :-)