Monday, March 8, 2010

Finding Gods Will

Rachel Anne at Home Sanctuary asked in her blog post this morning for everyone to put Micah 6:8 somewhere for us to see it and remember that God has a plan for us that he will reveal, but that God does ask something from us too.

She also asked us to ask ourselves some hard questions to see if we do follow Gods requirements for us in our daily life.

Acting justly: I live according to the laws and I do not owe anyone any money or anything else. Actually I have a really hard time asking anything of people unless I know I can pay them back again one way or another. I give without asking, but I don't expect anyone to do the same for me.
Last year while I was pregnant my neighbor helped me almost every day for a month while I was too sick to do it myself by bringing to or picking my oldest up from school. She has never asked for anything back, but I still feel like I have to do something for her. Later I helped a friend of mine by bringing her daughter home from school and also by watching her while mom went to school herself. I never asked for anything back, though she gave back later by taking family photos of us after the baby was born.
What I need to do is learn to accept help from others and to help others without boasting about how nice I am to do this. That is my lesson today. Accept help and help gracefully.

Love mercy: This is one I do need to work on. For me it is a little hard to understand what it means to love mercy or love kindness. I do always feel that I put everyone first and me last. Feeling as though I have nothing to give of material blessings, I really should think of everyone who has even less than I do. It is easy to give when it is convenient for me, but I need to be better at putting others first and help more.

Walk humbly with your God: Oh my do I need to work on this. I make my decisions on how they benefit me more than how they benefit God's kingdom. And yes I do take credit for all that I have done even though it is all through Gods will that it is so. I do feel like I deserve more than I have right now. And yes I do sometimes feel that my good deeds should count for something the day I die.
Still I am aware that I do not live a perfect life, I am not perfect and I will never be. I try to convoy that to others too, that even though my life looks pretty awesome sometimes it surely is not. But what is working for me in my life I need to be better at thanking God for and glorifying him for.

I still wonder what God has planned out for me, but while I wait for an answer or till I see clearer what he has already shown me, I will work on these things. I will try my best to do as required by God and maybe my life will show a meaning.

Linking it to Home Sanctuary Company Girl Coffee


Rachel Anne said...

Marianne, I love this post following up Micah 6:8. I've been asking myself these questions, wanting God to show me the areas he wants to work on.

Your blog is lovely... your background is divine :)

My family is of Norwegian descent (maiden name is Rasmussen) and we still have a few traditions handed down from my grandparents, whose first language was Norwegian even though they were born in the US. I would love to travel to Norway someday! What area are you from?

Lea said...

Marianne, What a fabulous entry today and so powerful! Thanks, I needed to hear it. You have a lovely blog design to and thanks for visiting with me today too. God's richest blessings to you and your family!

Jamie said...

Nice job, Marianne! Good writing, good thoughts...Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog.
Have a great weekend!
Jamie @

joyceandnorm said...

Thanks for sharing this with us.

S.P. said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Nice to "meet" you!

mholgate said...

This is a great post, Marianne! I love what you've done here. It's very nice to meet you over Company Girl Coffee.


Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing your heart. Love your blog design. I look forward to visiting with you more!

One More Equals Four said...

I love these verses and I love how you have really walked through each step in them...what a great idea!

Nice to have you join the Company Girls!