Archive for February, 2013

Only because of His mercy

Feb
26

The other day I was reading out of my book “Living in the Light of Eternity” by K. P. Yohannan, when I came across something that really shook me up.

It said “After all we have done, we are still unworthy servants. Nothing I am and nothing I have done gives me one square inch to stand on and say, “I’ve done a good job. I deserve some commendation…”

Nothing in my hand I bring,

simply to the cross I cling.”

Anything lasting for eternity will have been done by Him and Him alone.”

I was likewait a minute! What about everything I do for Him? What about the efforts I give to point others to Him? Don’t I get some credit here? As I sought Him on this, He took me back to an analogy He gave me when I attended Journey to the Heart…so I’ll take you back a couple of years.

The analogy was out of Matthew 14 about Peter getting out of the boat and walking on the water to Jesus. For me the boat was full of doubt and unbelief. God called me “out of the boat” to take Him at His Word, by faith, trusting Him, and walk “on the water” to Him. Now back to last week. =) The LORD revealed to me that if, by this journey of faith and obedience He has me on, somehow points others to Him and maybe even encourages them to “get out of their boats” and follow Him, that is only a work of Christ!

If it were not for His mercy, I’d still be in that boat. Like a galley-slave, doomed to die because of my sin that separates me from God. But the King of heaven in His amazing love and mercy came, unlocked the chains that bound me, and set me free from bondage and gives me abundant life! He is the One who saved me, He is the One that called me, He is the one that led me out of the boat, He is the One who keeps me from sinking right now as I seek to keep my eyes on Him and by faith, continue taking Him at His Word, and walking “on the water” to Jesus. Is it easy? Not so much. Is it worth it? Absolutely!

Without Him I can do NOTHING. And even though it is encouraging to hear that others have been pointed to Christ, I cannot say in pride, look what I’ve done, look at how my example has influenced others. Check out my faith. It is ONLY by Him and because of His great mercy He has done a work to rescue this girl that was perishing.

Have you thanked Him for His mercy and faithfulness in your life today?

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Life at the B’s house

Feb
26

Happy sewing mom!

Mom has taken the initiative to tackle the big project of making almost all of the bridesmaid dresses for the upcoming wedding. She is doing a fantastic job, I don’t know what we would do without her skill. Thanks mom!

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Charity’s practice dress for the wedding. Thankfully the REAL dress will all be in a solid beautiful blue. ;D

Quail huntin' with Granddad AND Granny!!!

The twins enjoyed spending a week up at Granny and Granddad’s farm this month. They went hunting, hauled hay, fished, and had a great time!

Hauling hayCan't beat mexican food! :)

A special night out to eat with Daddy.

Can't beat chinese food! :)

One of my very favorite things in the whole world is to be all together with my family, and that is exactly what we got to do for Valentines Day…once we figured out half the family was at a different restaurant and got that slight problem fixed. =)

Addressing invitaions...

Time to send out a bunch of wedding invitations!

One happy girl :)

Let it snow, let it snow , LET IT SNOW!

This has been a rare sight for these Okies this winter. Yay for snow! =)

Family fun night

Well I know this was a pretty random post with a lot of random pictures, but hopefully you enjoyed a taste of February at the Burnett home. =)

May the Lord continue to reveal Himself to you and overflow you with His amazing love. God be with each one of you!

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Wedding Countdown…

Feb
18

Guess what?!

47 days until I get to marry my favorite man in the whole world!!

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We are in a whirlwind of wedding plans at our house…making dresses, addressing invitations, compiling gift registries, making multiple trips to the city, collecting décor ideas, finalizing music, and planning all the details that will make up our wedding day.

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Charity did an engagement photo shoot with Dustin and I back in December and captured some great pictures for us!

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Hannah and Dustin
A serious wedding planning session…looks like we’re getting so much done. ; )

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Braums ice cream, beautiful Lake Eufala, & time with my handsome man = a very special afternoon

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It’s a beautiful thing to be in love with the right person at the right time with Christ as the foundation of it all. This is a blessed, precious season in life!

I better get back to wedding plans, but just wanted to let you all in on the big countdown going on – 47 days!!!

This girl is excited. Winking smile

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