Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A new day.

Hi to all my cyber friends! I have been missing in action for a while due to this Christmas class that came together rather quickly (and beautifully). On my to do list after this blog post is the final project... just to finish it off. I painted a little cookie box. One you can print and construct. Oh my goodness, it's so cute! Now I have to bake cookies to take the pictures! he-he. For those of you sitting on the line wondering if you should take this class.. I say just jump in and get your mind, heart, house and hearth ready for the most joyful season of the year! You can buy the class here: CLICK!

The winners of the little kit is: (please email me: wilna71 at gmail dot com
1. Mandiegirl
2. kataroo
3. tessa

Thanks for all the fascinating comments! I *heart* blogging.

The past 4 years God has been trying to teach me something that I am only getting now. It's amazing how patient He is with us. Listen to the song I add to the songs for today. It's probably one of our favorite songs in all the world and I was SO happy when I found it on the net.
My biggest desire have always been to work for God, to mean something to people, to help change the world, to speak the right word at the right time, to tell people of His wonderful love, just to be used by Him. To be very honest, that was my motivating drive. That was my highest and best. And if you read this you might wonder... what's wrong with that? You see, that's what I didn't get. And I am starting t see the light now. After being in a situation for the past 3 years where I was frustrated that I am not sharing/giving/changing closely to what I was use to.

I get this:

God is much more interested in me having a real, living, thriving, heartfelt, affectionate, intimate, deep, close and meaningful relationship with Him than me trying to change the world.
That's why I am learning Phil 3:10 [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]. And I came to the wonderful liberating conclusion that I am going to pursue my relationship with Him. I am chasing after Him. Now I understand what He means when He says: Matt 11:28 Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

I am thankful to God that He loves me so much (and you) that He is so patient with us. How He has so much wisdom to know that it takes us years to understand something to the point that we willingly would lay down our life. And understand that loving and knowing Him must be the main focus of our lives. That's the most important thing in the world.

Have a wonderful day!
Love and a kiss


Linda said...

Congratulations girls..... Wilna your work is such an inspiration to me.... I just love stoping by and looking at all that eye candy...

caro said...

Bless you, W.

Grammy and Olivia said...

"God is much more interested in me having a real, living, thriving, heartfelt, affectionate, intimate, deep, close and meaningful relationship with Him than me trying to change the world."

That couldn't be more true, and when you focus on pursuing Him, He will change you (and me) and will indeed touch the world around you. I also think you have a broader scope of influence than you know.

DeniseLynn said...

Oh Wilna ... such beauty is in your words! God has given you a wonderful gift and I am grateful that you share HIM here on your blog. Matt 11:28 is so wonderful and something I cling to (especially being over 40 and raising to little boys ... I could sure use a full nights sleep soon!). May God be with you and may He continue to use you to teach others. XO

Kataroo said...

So obviously I love coming here for all the scrappy and arty inspiration...then to top it off...you have this way of saying just what I need to hear from God, yes its like he's speaking to me through you. Thank-you God for blessing us with your dear beautiful Daughter Wilna :) Amen