Sunday, July 27, 2008

Music of the Night

I am sitting on the couch watching Phantom of the Opera with my roommate. I think the chandelier is about to drop ... Gosh, this music just moves me! I remember when I was little, my mom had the soundtrack on cassette tape and we listened to it over and over in the car and learned the words.

This has been such a great weekend! Spending time with friends, hanging out with the roomie, working on some new challenges for work. And I did something I've never done before: get up at 6 am on Saturday to help shingle a roof. Who would have thought hammering would be so much fun!

Overall, there is something calming and peaceful the Lord has accomplished in my heart. "This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything." 1 John 3:19-20

God is greater than my heart. Think about it ...God is greater than our hearts!!!! Praise the Lord for that.

Someone gave me the greatest advice awhile back. She said, "Stephanie, quit praying for what you think you need, and ask the Lord to show you what it is you actually need. I think those 2 things are really different." Turns out, she's right. God has been faithful to answer these prayers in my life.

Think about it ... when we ask that our hearts align with His will, that is a prayer He will ALWAYS answer ... it no longer becomes about us and our ambitions and desires but only Him and His glory.

1 comment:

Christin said...

good advice from your friend... i think ill be using that as well! hope you're having a great week-