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facebook status' [Aug. 3rd, 2006|08:09 am]
Taylor Made
Koriand'r is watching over her heart (Proverbs 4:23).

Koriand'r is leaving her old 'water jar' behind (John 4).

Koriand'r is going back to a heart of worship (Psalm 51).

...just for my records.....

"For the cause for Christ
I have spent my days believing
That what he'd have me be
Is who I am

As I come to see the weaker side of me
I realize His grace is what I need

When sin demanded justice for my soul
Mercy said no..."
-CeCe Winans "Mercy Said No"


Riddle me this, Riddle me that...
Why is it that that which we do not want to do, we do; and that which we want to do, we do not do?
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Nothing is impossible [Aug. 2nd, 2006|07:37 am]
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Victorious Living is Possible from CROSSWALK.COM

"Nothing shall be impossible unto you" (Matt. 17:20).

"It is possible, for those who really are willing to reckon on the power of the Lord for keeping and victory, to lead a life in which His promises are taken as they stand and are found to be true.

It is possible to cast all our care upon Him daily and to enjoy deep peace in doing it.

It is possible to have the thoughts and imaginations of our hearts purified, in the deepest meaning of the word.

It is possible to see the will of God in everything, and to receive it, not with sighing, but with singing.

It is possible by taking complete refuge in Divine power to become strong through and through; and, where previously our greatest weakness lay, to find that things which formerly upset all our resolves to be patient, or pure, or humble, furnish today an opportunity -- through Him who loved us, and works in us an agreement with His will and a blessed sense of His presence and His power -- to make sin powerless over us.

These things are DIVINE POSSIBILITIES, and because they are His work, the true experience of them will always cause us to bow lower at His feet and to learn to thirst and long for more.

We cannot possibly be satisfied with anything less -- each day, each hour, each moment, in Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit -- than to WALK WITH GOD. --H. C. G. Moule

We may have as much of God as we will. Christ puts the key of the treasure-chamber into our hand, and bids us take all that we want. If a man is admitted into the bullion vault of a bank, and told to help himself, and comes out with one cent, whose fault is it that he is poor? Whose fault is it that Christian people generally have such scanty portions of the free riches of God? --McLaren."
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Trait of a GOOD man/husband [Jul. 30th, 2006|09:46 am]
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he wants what GOD wants of you more than what YOU want for you or what he whats for you....

i.e. he considers what all parties want in 'x' sitatuion and chooses Gods way over all else.
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Regarding Rebuke [Jul. 30th, 2006|09:38 am]
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"We must not regard with contempt the rebuke of a just man, for such a rebuke is the destruction of sin and a healing for the heart, as well as a path for God to the soul." [Bernard of Clairvaux]
i.e. If you see me sinning, stop me, slap me, and set me straight, PLEASE.
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Things I have learned from this pain [Jul. 28th, 2006|08:18 am]
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...just some quick notes about what my shortcoming with xxxx has taught me...

1. when someone says that they will fall to weakness if you x, than don't do x (even if you are used to doing x with other people in similiar situations and/or you can reason within yourself why x isn't as bad as they think - listen to what this person is telling you and respect their wishes.)
-even when they are joking, there is always some truth in jokes. Be clear and ask about things you are unsure of and consider their words if their response differs from something stated before.



2. Love is built upon the strength and edification of the spirit, not the weakness of the flesh - if things get heavy, take a break now or you will be force to make a clean break later.



3. If you know he is not the one, regardless of what he says, don't stick around waiting for he to become 'the one', he will find you (God will send him) when its time. To have him just 'hanging around' unnecessarily is too tempting.



4. Be a woman of your word (and make sure your word doesn't conflict with God's word and His will for your life) and be a woman of integrity; regardless of what he does, hold to what you know is the correct thing to do.



5. GOD doesn't want you to live in guilt, shame and fear of anything you have done in your past or in fear of anyone. HIS way is one of love, freedom, discipline, faithfulness, brokeness, humility, peace, wisdom, understanding and righteousness. Let that go and walk HIS way. (Because clearily your way doesn't work if you keep falling to the SAME SIN)


6. Let your 'yes' be yes and your 'no' be no. Let your actions reflect what you truly feel and what you truly want. Don't live off of letting people think what they wanna think just because it makes them happy, and all the while you are on a whole different page. That's deceptive and that's not of God.


7. Speak your convictions. If you or someone else is doing/saying something that makes you feel uncomfortable or you think is wrong, SAY SOMETHING. No matter how right they think it is or what status they have (higher or lower than you) you have the right to speak your convictions and to act on your convictions - because in the end you have to explain to GOD why you did what you did.


8. SIMIALIARLY, If you know the right thing to do, do it. Don't let them convince you with their logic why you shouldn't do what you know in your heart is the right thing to do (and sometimes we want people to convince to go against what we know is right, we want them to tell us its ok to do this, its just fine, because then we feel jusitified in doing the thing, because xxxx said its ok; but its not about what they say; its about what GOD says to you and speaks to your heart what is the right thing for you at that time- Listen to HIM.)



9. If you know you are doing something wrong, stop and let that person know and take a break from that person/thing.



10. Do not let loneliness make you desperate or act desperately. You may feel lonely, but you are NEVER alone.


11. When someone tells you something about themseleves, believe that thing and evaluate if you can really be able to deal with someone like that.


12. You can't treat everyone the same; different people need different boundaries, different types of love, different treatment....different people are different. BUT always have a basal standard of the common respect/love you are to give people in certain relationships (associate, friend, sig other, sister, brother....)


13. In order to move on, you gotta let go. No one moves forward to the future by holding onto the anchor of their past.
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the lyrics of Stained Glass Masquerade by Casting Crowns [Jul. 25th, 2006|10:58 pm]
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Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin' so small

Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they'll soon discover
That I don't belong

So I tuck it all away, like everything's okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I'll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the heart again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them

Is there anyone who's been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who's traded
In the altar for a stage

The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart

But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be

((((Satan would have us believe that we would be rejected if we dared to let other see the truth behind the person. Perhaps some would reject that. But I want to be willing to take a chance to be real. I want to be authentic and see where that takes me. I can't find that authenticity with a painted grin and phony reply.))))

Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

(((That is the giant that we face, isn't it? That if we let people know what we really are that they will turn and walk away.)))

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation's open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade
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Weakness not Strength quote [Jul. 25th, 2006|06:09 pm]
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"When someone is trying to convince you engage in premarital sex, its not because they want you to express the strength of your love for them; they want you to surrender to the weakness of your flesh."


Premartial sex is not a display of the strength of one's love, but the weakness of one's flesh
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Close enough [Jul. 16th, 2006|03:09 pm]
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- For the believer to say, “Let me get as close to sin as I can without being guilty,” indicates a strange mentality indeed! The object should rather be to stay as far away as one can from even the appearance of evil, and as close to Christ as possible (1 Thessalonians 5:22).
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Poem: The Path Less Traveled by ??? [Jul. 15th, 2006|08:59 am]
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The Path Less Traveled By...
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A woman challenges her man:

Granting a pathway to her heart
Whereby her legs come not apart
Knowing True Love does not secede,
And always follows where True Love leads

As such, that woman leads him along
A path constructed for the strong
And that man, with Love in mind
Uses not his strength to save him time

Instead he tarries so patiently
With a prayer to ensure his plea:
That he may forever have by his side
This one, and only bride

All good things come to those who wait
And in your waiting, don't hesitate
That man was challenged and persevered
Through thick and thin and through his fears

And now that woman is proud to lead
A path to heart, body, and soul
With faith that God, knowing her need
Gave her this man to make her whole

These are the makings of a woman:
To challenge the makings of her man
Lusting to lead him in easier ways
But choosing the path that God has praised










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I dont know who wrote this, but its beautiful...
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The Real me [Jul. 14th, 2006|11:36 pm]
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The real me isnt half as pretty as the me I want you to see...


I portray near perfection
but in fact there are faults
I laugh through pain
and cry through pleasure
i try too hard
and tend to take the easy way

...but in spite of myself
the truth is always revealed...


...i am nothing more than me...


...which is nothing...without He.
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