Monday, January 30, 2012

God IS Good!

I was just re-reading previous posts, and how I was feeling 6 months ago, compared to how I feel now.  It's amazing that God can take the longing of your soul and reward them in such an amazing way.  Specifically, I am now in leadership of our church, living out a continual life-in-Christ relationship, and still hungry for God, but pursuing Him with everything I have.  Have things that I thought needed to change actually change?  Nope - my husband still isn't a believer and my boys are still affected by autistic behaviors.  But, I'm happy, fulfilled, and excited about the life I'm living in Christ.  The "things" don't matter as much because I know God has answers for them - my boys ARE healed even if they aren't manifesting their healing yet, and my husband IS coming into the Kingdom because he's my spouse and there are promises to us for our households.  I feel peaceful about my life, and it's awesome!

Recently I've been up at the altar at church praying for people, laying on hands for sickness, and I've started to see people healed by the power of God!  God Rocks!

It's so amazing to actually see happen what we say we believe will happen.  My church is taking baby steps toward accessing all the Father has for us, but at least we're moving forward now instead of stagnating.  I've been named by other people in leadership into the Office of Prophet.  I know that there is a prophetic calling on my life, which is why I've been so frustrated with people in the past not "getting it" and feeling like an outcast.  But at the same time I wonder if I'm ready for the responsibility.  Of course, if they see me in this way I suppose that I'm functioning in it, so I should just accept it.  It doesn't make me uncomfortable, but at the same time I just don't want to get in over my head!

All in all, just seeing where God has taken me and what He's done over the last half year makes me excited to see where I'll be in another 6 months!

Karate, karate everyone!

My kids just tested for their orange and green belts, respectively.  That means that the oldest gets to wear a half-black uniform, so we opted to get black pants, because he's got all kinds of patches on his gi top, and I really didn't want to have to buy new patches and sew them to the new top.  Looking around, I found Karate Depot, which is a great site with free shipping if you order over $25!

These are the student bottoms we picked: Black Karate Pants which were on sale for $19.95.

We also got new white pants for my daughter, who is in a 000 size right now, but the pants are a bit snug in the waist, so I got her some 00's. I picked these out for her: Karate Pants by Macho which were ALSO on sale for $19.95.

In additions, my son outgrew the size of his foot gear for sparring, so we had to get that as well.  These were very cost effective: Kuma Kicks AND we were able to get them in red to match the rest of his sparring gear.

All in all, I'm really glad the kids like Karate, but I have to say they need to stop growing for a while so I don't need to get new uniforms and gear all the time!