Monday, April 13, 2009

The Best Advice I've Ever Received...

It's friend-making Monday over at All That Is Good. And the question is "What is the best advice someone has ever given you?"

So, it's one of those things that I've heard over and over and I IGNORED it for the most part, but I'm trying to listen more closely.

"God loves you, no matter what."

Sure, it sounds simple, but I try and think about it when I'm looking at the scale thinking..."When did I gain those 5 pounds?!" and I just want to throw out everything in the fridge but the broccoli and the water. I think about it when I'm feeling guilty, when I'm thinking, "You know, I could have done more..." (I've been have a few of those moments lately) There's a song called "Beautiful Redemption" by Joy Williams and a part of the song goes, "Father, Father forgive me. You say, Child, I already have." How ridiculous is that?! How amazing, really, is that? It's such an intense thing.

I think I'm going to have to use Kasey's dads advice too...because our apartment has been a WRECK. We have an NYC apartment (Yes, you know how small those are) and I can't even keep THAT clean. My husband is kind of a neat-freak and he thinks I'm rebelling against my mother (my mother was a COMPLETE neat-freak). I just gotta figure out this whole working/not enjoying my job/cleaning the apartment thing before we get something bigger. But not a house. Owning something that large still freaks me out a bit. ;)


  1. Great advice for sure! I always have a hard time understanding how Heavenly Father can love me unconditionally, but he does! Even when I am a less than he knows I can be(all the time)

    Have a great Monday!


  2. Yes, God is with us. He always loves us with His love...agape love! I hope this Easter weekend everyone could see/feel how much He loves us! Have a great Monday!

  3. It is such a feeling of complete surrender to know that God loves us no matter matter the flaws, and scars, and bumps, and bruise...he loves us.

    Thanks for the awesome reminder. I hope you have a great week!


  4. That is a wonderful piece of advice that we should always keep in our hearts. Thanks for sharing.

    I too need to be more like Kasey with my homemaking skills!


  5. This is my first time on your blog..I also live in NYC...just saying.

    Small apartments can easily get cluttered...because they're small. You just have to force yourself to do it (or get a cleaning lady.)

    I tidy up as I go then my cleaning lady comes to make it spotless. =)

  6. First time over here and got your name from Kasey's blog about the Friend Monday...such a good idea! What great advice and you are right...hard to wrap the brain around. When something happens that is so out of the ordinary, I always say that has to be divine intervention because God does love us, no matter what!!

  7. Chick....I cant keep my place clean either. When you come visit we can be messy together.

  8. It is pretty amazing that God loves us inspite of ourselves! Great thing to remember at all times.

    Happy Monday!

  9. We are so hard on ourselves (and often hard and unsympathetic towrds one another) it is difficult to hold tight to God's word that he loves us no matter what.

  10. I'm so glad that God loves me no matter what, because He would seriously have a ton of reasons NOT to if He looked at me close enough! It is the most amazing feeling to know that I don't have to clean up or suck in for Him -- He is crazy about me! Thanks for this reminder -- definitely great words to live by!

  11. That is good advice and hard to believe sometimes! That is very good to know and remember! And I read your post above and want to know more about that Ninja restaurant. It sounds so cool!


  12. I KNOW!!! Doesn't that Ninja restaurant look AWESOME!? I love that type of stuff. I guess it's set up like a 15th century castle and they lead you through dungeons. It's Japanese food and it's on Hudson Street. I'm currently trying to convince my husband that YES, we should eat there.

  13. I love the song Beautiful Redemption. THe message is true and one I have to go back to again and again. Keep holding to your "greatest advice;" it's a good one.