Sunday, July 15, 2007

Very Random Thoughts from the Weekend!

We went to the beach yesterday! We had a blast but I have come to one conclusion about ladies swim wear. They should make it like toddlers swim wear. You know the snaps in the crotch - ladies have to go potty too ya know! I think a man designed the first one and we have just continued the tradition of making it difficult for a lady to go "powder her nose" lol.

We took some of the cutest pictures and videos at the beach you can see them over at Anna's website! My hubby finally had a little time to go with us so Anna thoroughly enjoyed having her Daddy to play with. Speaking of time my wonderful hubby took Anna to church with him tonight so I am a free woman for a few hours!!! Isn't he the greatest!!! I have enjoyed my peace considering Anna has been cranky since she woke up from her nap. I hope she is a good girl at church. She managed to stay in nursery for almost 2 hours this morning!!! I was so very proud of her. I slipped out after about 15 minutes and they said she had a few moments of uncertainty but she recovered quickly. If you don't know, this is a HUGE deal considering that in her full 23 months of life she hasn't ever really stayed in the nursery EVER!!! So Praise the Lord I got to go to BIG church today lol. We did the invitational hymn of "Just As I Am" one of my all time favorites.

Just as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, and waiting not To rid my soul of one dark blot, To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, though tossed about With many a conflict, many a doubt, Fightings and fears within, without, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; Sight, riches, healing of the mind, Yea, all I need in Thee to find, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve; Because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, Thy love unknown Hath broken every barrier down; Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.
Just as I am, of that free love The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove, Here for a season, then above, O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

It always gets to me though because I think about my life and my baggage, if you will, and I think how embarrassing to have to go to God and say here I am Lord all of me. All of my imperfections, my sins, my flaws I am bringing it all to you, God. Yet, I know that He knows all about everything anyway so if I give it all to him I can cleanse myself and have a clean slate. A clean slate would let me start over, do better, do things right and maybe be the person that he wants me to be.

My prayer today:
Dear God,

Please take me Just as I am Lord! All of my imperfections and sins and wash it all away. Make me pure and in your image. Help me to be the person that you want me to be - the person you can make me. Our preacher today said that the way to be the person You want us to be - is to be that person. So I say to you God I am the person You want me to be I am the Candace that is kind, gentle, loving, forgiving and non judging! I am the Candace that will spread Your word not only through words but through actions! Help me to let go of my sins and to feel your forgiveness. Help me to forgive myself and to move forward from here on out and not look back except to say that I sinned but God loves me enough to wash it all away. Thank You Lord for all of your blessings in my life - my hubby, my daughter, my extended family and friends! Thank you for being a loving and kind Father! Please help me remember this prayer whenever I have doubts and fears! I love You very much and I pray that I can show you and others!

In Your name I pray!

1 comment:

  1. What a great prayer........I had to miss church today because Lola was sick with a fever. Anyway i probably shouldn't tell you and i don't recommend that you try it (cos you will love it). Sugar popcorn is 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup popcorn, heat oil in popcorn maker and when hot enough throw in popcorn and sugar and keep turning the handle.........don;'t have a popcorn maker........don't do it........its a dangerous thing LOL


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