Thursday, April 30, 2009

It Is How You See It

"Didn't you plan to be an artist at one time, Professor?"
Carver smiled. "I am an artist...
I make beauty in well tilled fields,
in healthy and happy people,
beauty to living in harmony with others.
With God helping me, I have tried to create
beauty according to His directing."
--From Carver of Tuskegee
It is all in how you see things. Some People would never say that fields, well tilled or not, were beautiful. Others would not see happy and healthy people as anything but ordinary. Living in harmony is just a dream, right? Let me repeat, it is all in how you see things. If we, as children of God, will seek to see the world through His eyes, we would see even the most ordinary things as beautiful.
As you go about your day, I would like to challenge you to look at things in a different light. In the light of God's word. If you look for beauty in everything, I think you will be surprised in what you will find.
Have a joyous day in Him,

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Road Less Traveled

In the last few months I have been reading my way through the Old Testament. I was reminded again of how forgetful we human beings are. How very blind and deaf we can be.

Throughout the Old Testament the children of Israel repeated their mistakes and misdeeds over and over and over again. They continually turned their backs on God only to call on Him everytime they faced death and destruction. They would call on on Him, He would answer, then, once again, they would forget He existed and they would do their own thing again until the next time they were in need of His help. Around and around it went in an endless cycle.

That got me to thinking. When I look around me in the world today, do I see any improvements? Are we any better then those before us, or are we also blind and deaf? It saddens me but the fact remains that we are every bit as bad off as our great-great-great-grandfathers and their fathers before them. Perhaps we are even worse off. After all, we have so many more decades of written history to learn from. But do we? No!

Our need for Jesus is so very plain, if we will only open our eyes long enough to see our need. We are sinful, fallen human beings with a written history of mistakes that could wrap around the world many times. Why do we refuse to see that without Someone to help us, we will continue to walk through life blinded, deaf, and helpless to change?

Records prove that human beings (alone) will always walk in the the same old "ruts" of failure as our forefathers, but God tells us that those who believe in Him can step out of the ruts and walk on the less traveled roads of success .

"With men this is impossible, but
with God all things are possible."
Matthew 19:26

As you learn and grow, remember to seek lessons from history. Do not just read history, but take the lessons it has to teach to heart. Most of all, do not assume you can make it through this world (and remain on the roads) if you choose to travel alone. Only with God will it be possible, only with God.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Once Upon a Time

Once there was a girl who felt like she was the only "different" girl in the world. She was lonely and discouraged. Then one day she came across a web-site. It was called "Young Ladies Christian Fellowship." For the next several days this girl read every article she could find on that site. As she read she began to not feel so lonely, she began to realize that she was not the only girl in the world who was different. There were many other girls like her. The stories she read encouraged her into a closer walk with her Lord, and put in her heart a longing to one day write to encourage others as she had been encouraged at such a vital time in her life. That girl was me.
Several years have passed since then, and God has taught me so much. My journey has not been an easy one, and I know that there are still many mountains to climb on the road ahead. The difference is, I know that I am not alone on this road. There are many young women all over the world who are traveling it with me, and God is traveling it with us all. Knowing these things makes all the difference in the world.
I want to say thank you to all of you who have taken the time and effort to write articles about what God has done in your lives, articles of encouragement, and articles that challege the rest of us to raise our standards. I only hope that I can follow in your footsteps and faithfully write to encourage others.
In Him,

Arise Children of God...and Worship Him

"Let the worshippers arise
Let the sons and the daughters sing
I'm surrendering my all
I surrender to the King."
- Michael Ferrin
"Let the Worshippers Arise"

As sons and daughters of the Most High God we should constantly be worshipping at the feet of our Father. Not only should we worship Him with our words, but we should also worship Him with every part of our lives.

Life is given so that we might bring Him glory. All else, all we think, all we say, and all that we do is nothing if it does not bring Him glory and honor. So," let the worshippers arise." Let us praise our Heavenly Father with all that is in us!

" Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
For the LORD Most High is awesome!"
-Psalm 47:1-2


Hello, and welcome to my new blog, "Musings for the Feet of Jesus."

I decided to begin this blog after a lot of prayer and careful planning because I feel that God is leading me to be an encourager to young women as they seek to live their lives for Him. I hope that in the days ahead my humble thoughts and observations will in some small way help those of you who, like me, are seeking a better way of serving our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.

Many blessings,
Kaomi [kay-oh-me]