Saturday, July 24, 2010


"God never forsakes us. He is the only one who is not repelled by the depth and length of our needs."
Profound, isn't it? At first upon reading that, I was slightly offended. Do my needs really offend everyone except God? I suppose that if I were truly honest, despite me trying to keep my life as an open book, I don't go around declaring my fears, insecurities, and desires to everyone I run into. If I were to do that...well, I'd run from myself if I saw Emmie coming! Haha. But God really does know us; He is the only one who fully knows us. Before I realize my need for love, affection, trust, loyalty, kindness, fulfillment, etc., He knows that I need them. He formed me. He made me. I possess the fingerprints of God all throughout my life. Because He is so fully aware of the depth and length of my needs, He is the only one who can fulfill me. And despite knowing how dirty and weak I am, He promises to never forsake me. He promises to be with me. To be loving and faithful. Always.
"My Lord and Redeemer, when I did not know You, I was a slave to those who by nature are not gods (Gal. 4:8-9)...Father, Your word promises that the one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction, but the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life (Gal. 6:8). Teach me and help me to sow to please the Spirit. By faith I eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which I hope (Gal. 5:5)."
While it is an indescribable blessing to have God's love and strength within us, it is important that we don't take His promises for granted. As a Christian, I must constantly ask my Father in heaven to grant me wisdom against the evil one, so that I may sow to please the Spirit, and further the kingdom, and not harm Christ's reputation, rather than sow for my own fleshly desires, which by nature are evil.
I hope you have a blessed weekend, and find ways to sow seeds for His kingdom.

--Inspired by "Praying God's Word," Beth Moore.


  1. What an inspirational blog! I only found it because you were so kind to speak up for me on Facebook just a few minutes ago so I saw your limited profile which included a link here. I hesitated to say anything since Sammy is family, but I was really sad by all the hatred spewed on that particular status update. I trust those people mean well, and I know they are merely "patriotic Americans," but I really wonder if they know how their words would come across to a lost person. :-/ I hope I do not sound judgmental. I speak as one who probably could have written some of that stuff not many years ago, but I've had to rethink whether or not this is the right approach. I am still learning and want GOD to be glorified by my life. I want to speak the truth in love....what a struggle some days.

    Anyway...thanks much for your encouragement. I was prepared to be bashed when I saw my name mentioned so it seems God sent you along to make me smile. Thank you!

    (From what I can tell you are married to my mom's cousin's son. Edi Seals and my mom are first cousins.)

    Keep up the lovely blog!

    I really liked this -- " find ways to sow seeds for His kingdom." :)

  2. Oh Suzanne, you are so welcome. I also was hesitant to post anything. It is such a struggle to speak truth in love, but Christ didn't just request it...He demands it. That is something that I need to pray for more--for His words and actions to be alive more in me, so that I live for Him and not myself. Thank YOU for being so loving on that status. You were an example of Christ to others who may stumble upon that post and I'm so thankful for that. As Christians, we must learn to be better examples; the lost so often only see hate coming out of us.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I really hope you enjoyed it! God bless you...and yes, Edi is my wonderful mother-in-law:)