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Saturday, May 10, 2003

Here is a devo that really changed the way I look at things. We have all heard this story many times, but have we ever really stopped and thought about what it means? Check out this devotional and others at Karisma Ministries.

" As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, 'Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"

"Martha, Martha,' the Lord answered, 'you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed (necessary). Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her
." - Luke 10:38-42

Mary chose the most important and necessary thing: to gaze upon, and listen to the words of the Lord in great expectation. Sitting at a person's feet in that day meant that you were a disciple of that individual. We as Christians can learn a lot from Mary. She lived in a society that looked down on women completely and yet she took it upon herself and assumed that Jesus accepted her as his own disciple even in the midst of judgmental people, including her sister.

Martha, Mary's sister, is upset and very distracted. To her it is more important to prepare everything and have it all in order rather than listening attentively to what the Lord has to say. How well does Mary portray the majority of people in the Body of Christ today? One thing is important. One thing is needed. One thing is necessary. Only one thing deserves our full attention and concern. David understood that one thing very well.

"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek Him in His temple." - Psalm 27:4

Though Mary and David both lived in a world of opposition, they understand the one thing. They sought (with great expectation), gazed, and contemplated with great pleasure the goodness of the Lord. Things are not as hard as we make them. Why was Martha worried? Would the work not get done? Sure, it would have, but her faith was lacking. She did not understand: the King of Peace was in her home. What is the true reason for worry then? The reason is only foolish ignorance due to the lack of true consideration: "Jesus is here! Why should I be worried about anything?"

Realize one thing is to be desired- to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord, to know Him deeply and intimately, to be illumined by the light of His presence. The world and your worry have absolutely nothing to offer you that can even begin to compare to the richness of the taste of His Majestic Glory. Mary was accepted at the feet of Jesus and He made it very clear that she had made the perfect choice, which was not going to be taken away from her.

Grace and peace be with all who truly seek the Lord, Jesus Christ with an undying love. Now, unto the King, eternal, immortal, invisible, the Only Wise God be glory and honor, both now and forever. Amen.

~ Lance with Karisma ~

Friday, May 09, 2003

Yay! Guess what I just got in the mail? Registration stuff for One Day '03! Oh, I am SO EXCITED! I got my bracelets, CDs and packet in the mail all about the awesome event! I am pumped to see how God is going to move in the lives of the 1,000s that will be there, and am mostly excited to see how he is going to move in my life. Lately, I haven't giving my Maker the time of day. My pathetic excuse is that I was too busy. I miss him. But, I'm working on rebuilding my relationship with him and it feels so good. Gosh, my life sucks without him.

Well, today is my third day back from school. Moving out on Wednesday was crazy. But, we are alive and well. :-) Now all I have to do is organize all my crud that I brought home from school. Yesterday I signed up to take Political Science at the local community college. I hope it isn't that much of a pain. I'll also be working at my church again this summer as a "Youth Ministry Assistant." Very excited to get started. I was going to get another job on top of that, but with the help of my hottie of a boyfriend, I decided aqainst it. Summer should be fun and relaxing. Getting a second job would kill that dream. To all my friends still in school. Cough, Liz, Bethany, Kevin... My prayers are with you and may you find the strength to finish the year with a BANG!

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

WOO-HOO! Just got out of the hardest exam of my life: Spanish. Crazy hard, but I think I kicked its butt. Yippee! I have 2 more tests to go: Math and History. History will determine my final grade in the class. I think I have a 90 in there. So, this is it. History is hard to study for because the teacher is so... hard to understand, to put it nicely. The test and class is really random. Hit and miss, basically. Ok. One song comes to mind now that the spanish test is over:

I dreamed I saw a million angels
Coming forth to rescue me singing
"Welcome home my faithful servant"
Everlasting images I dream

I dreamed I saw a million angels
Intercepting eveil schemes
With love and comfort everlasting
Everlasting images I dream

I dreamed I saw a million angels
Breaking through the clouds of gray
The sweetest sounds of "Haleluiah"
Came and stole these bules away.
~I dream by the Paul Coleman Trio

Monday, May 05, 2003

hmmm...

Yeah, that is pretty strange... But, I trust you, Liz!

Took the anthropology test today. Eish. It was cumulative and hard! Too hard for an Intro class. Lots of specific details. Gross. Speaking of gross, it is extremely humid outside! I am dripping with sweat and my face is completely shiny like the new finish of a car yet it is only 75 degrees out. I can't wait until the DRY heat of Dallas! Well, time for some spanish studying. yippee! I've got that exam tomorrow. It will be a bugger, I'm sure.

Sunday, May 04, 2003

this is liz.. noticed some problems so still tinkering... if anyone knows what i'm doing to get two comments links, please, uhhh, leave a comment!

This entry is dedicated to the coolest girl I know. LIZ!!!! She fixed my website so now it is so pretty! And, she even fixed my comments link so now it actually works! Yippee! Liz rocks my face off. She is so beautiful. Can't wait to see her over the summer! So much stuff to catch up on... Think I can get some discounts at Fridays? :-) Comment here! -->