Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Coming to town!

Around the first of May there will be another Williams being welcomed into this world. I haven't heard yet what HER name is going to be, but she'll be a girl with the last name of Williams so she's bound to be wonderful! Can't wait to teach her all that I know... :)

I can't wait. They're so cute to hold, then they get to Ty's age where they're so cute to run and chase after and ride the 4wheeler with.

Keep them in your prayers as they go through the whole pregnancy part and help Ty get use to sharing some attention. I think he'll do great with it.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Without Expectations...

What would your life look like if you lived without expectations?

You served because you love the Lord. Not because you want something in return.

You spend time with the Lord because it is His joy to be with you. not because you seek an answer from him.

You love because God's greatest command is to love your neighbor. Not because you want love in return.

You do all that you do everyday without expecting something from someone in return. No more of the you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours mentality. It's simply the living like Jesus lifestyle that scripture calls us to have. Jesus gave it all up for us. He had it made hanging out in Heaven with God. But he gave it all up for us. Desiring that we respond to him but fully realizing many of us would not. Yet, he came anyways. He came out of obedience, not expectancy.

What if we lived in obedience with the little things in life. Those little things like our attitudes. The way we respect others. The integrity we show in daily life. The thoughts that go through our minds. The actions we take with our hands. Letting God flow through the little things in life. How much different would the bigger things turn out if we could get a better grasp on the little things?

I do not ask these things because I have accomplished them or am even remotely close to succeeding. I ask these because these are things the Lord has been asking of me lately. Every day is a new day. A new opportunity to be used by the Lord. But everyday we have to make the conscience choice that we want to be used by Him. That His desires mean more than our own.