Tuesday, May 7, 2013

God's moving!

God has been present in my life, for as long as I can remember. I have seen Him heal, empower, and restore in my life in ways that I can't even begin to describe. I have been blessed by seeing His faithfulness in my life; now don't get me wrong I have seen Him move in the lives of others, I have seen His healing hand in others. But never have I ever seen Him ask someone to take step of faith quite as big as this, and then make Himself so abundantly clear in the situation.
My roommate, friend, and sister, Cori, as of yesterday, is going to East Asia for the summer. God has been doing a mighty work in her life for quite some time now. Recently she has come to the realization of God's call and understands she cannot say no to His plan, so that means she is taking the step of faith of giving up everything she has and is going to East Asia for 6 weeks. This decision does not come lightly; many obstacles have tried to stop this but God has overcome them all one by one. The very first obstacle was even getting on the project team. She's on. The next obstacle was the plane ticket, after God's hand at work, her plane ticket is secured. The final obstacle that we are waiting expectantly and patiently for is the financial situation. She has to raise almost $6000 by NEXT Sunday, May 19th, the day she leaves for her briefing. Most people would just run and say this is impossible, but we have already seen God move mountains in this situation, we absolutely trust that God is going to provide for this next challenge. He already knows how this is going to play out and she is just waiting in peace of knowing He will provide.
Sitting on the side lines watching her run towards the cross has been the biggest blessing I have ever experienced. For the first time in a long time the peace that passes all understanding is real to me again. I have seen the joy of the Lord, the satisfaction of God, and the overwhelming peace of God take control of her heart and mind in a way that just seems impossible. I am so excited for Cori and the opportunity of a life time that is being placed before her. God is already teaching me so much through the steps of faith He is calling Cori to take. How cool is that?

Friends, if you are reading this and you feel the urge to give to Cori's trip please email me @ emileyscott@yahoo.com - the deadline for the money is quickly approaching. We are trusting God to do big things, and would appreciate any support you may be able to give.

God is faithful, trust Him for the big things and the small things... I PROMISE you will be amazed at His goodness!

(This picture is of Cori and I)

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's the wheel of the world

“Life keeps moving whether we want it to or not.
It's the wheel of the world.” – Carrie Underwood

It seems as if my whole life has been building up to this moment. All of the papers, quizzes, tests, and projects have all led me to this final thing. Graduation. Who can really say I am ready? Am I really ready to be an adult? Am I "qualified" in the work force eyes because I have a piece of paper that says I have completed all things Lindenwood has asked me to do? Maybe; but that's not all that of it. Life has brought me to an ending, but I choose to only see this as a new beginning. I have experienced life in a multitude of ways. I have rejoiced with others, cried with others, and walked idly through this life when I should have been passionate. I have made my fair share of mistakes, I have failed at things I have tried, but I have also succeeded well, I have pushed through in ways people never expected me too. There is so much more out there, and I want to go! I want to go see what this life has to offer, I want to jump and fly. I want to experience the highs and lows; I want to see the beauty in the ashes of this life.

I desire to make new friends, refresh the old, and love like there is no tomorrow. I desire God to move in my life in ways that I haven’t yet experienced. I want to walk in step with the Holy Spirit, in love and grace to all that I encounter. I know this life is not mine, I am only given it for a short while, and I don’t want to abuse the time I’m given. I desire to follow Jesus for the rest of my life in big and passionate ways. I desire to not walk idly anymore; I want to be passionate about everything for everything has been created by the one who created me. I want to love with a heart that forgives and gives again. I want to extend grace in ways the Father has given to me.

With only a week left of classes and then a few finals, I rest in the peace of knowing God has the big picture, He has it all under control. I just have to get up and follow.

A piece of paper will never give me worth, or eternal life; only my Jesus can do that. Only can my Jesus define my worth and value and readiness in this life. So thank you Lindenwood for giving me the piece of paper, after five long years, it really is nice of you. But if you don’t mind I am going to take the word and promise of life and faithfulness from the one who created all of this to know I am READY to move on.

Life, here we go, I’m holding on to the Maker’s hand.

- Emiley

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Superhero me....it's not enough

Those days when a million and a half things hit you at once you either break down, find the nearest hole and hide unit it all goes away. OR you go into "superhero" mode and you find the quick fix. You end up relying on yourself and your own strength, negativity is going to creep in and no matter how hard you try you end up crawling in that hole and just crying.

Yesterday was one of those days were crying just seemed to be the only response I could come up with in the moment. Midterms have just performed their finest act of sneakiness. Professors all congregate together and plan everything to be due on the same day orrr within the 24 hours of each other. This I am convinced of.

So yesterday I went into superhero action...I in my human flesh tried to take on 8 papers, 4 tests in the next 7 days by myself. And lots of tears, ice cream, and some rational thinking later I realized even in my very BEST efforts ...it would just not be enough! I was going to need something or rather someONE to help me through these next several days. I knew ultimately this was the Lord calling me to full surrender of my academics and to trust Him to give me the time to get everything done and the strength to endure the long hours. And while in the midst of all of this He wanted me to be thankful and praise Him for what was in front of me. How in the world was I supposed to thank Him for my stress of homework? Who is every really thankful for homework? Uh, no one. But. What I can be thankful for is the opportunity to grow my knowledge, stretch my thought process, and to continue my pursuit of education. Those are all things the Lord is calling me to be thankful for and to praise Him for that!

So what is God calling you to be thankful for? Whether you are on a mountain top or in the lowest valley you've seen ... How are you to be thankful?

1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
"We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil."

If you will let Him, Jesus wants to be your superhero! He wants to save your soul for the rest of eternity! Will you let him save you?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

What an amazing God we serve!

God is good!
All the time!
& All the time, God is good!

The last couple of days have been so crazy busy that I haven't been able to sit down and formulate some thoughts into words for you, and I apologize but I can't even begin to describe to you just how good God is! The last few days I have just felt the presence of God more than I have in a really long time. While in worship last night with 8,000 of my new best friends and worship this morning with my church family...I wanted to do nothing more than just praise His Holy name! He has blessed me so much in my short life time, and even He had not blessed me He would still be worthy of worship!
Life is hard, not fair, and at times just wrong. But God is the hope we have in tomorrow! He is the hope for the world!
I don't know where you are in your journey with Him today, but I pray that you would just take a minute to just praise Him! Something my Grandma taught me was to just repeat the name of Jesus and you find your self humbled and in awe because that name alone means salvation, freedom, redemption, healer, and conquer. How could you NOT praise His name!?

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I need more hours in the day!

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

On a day like today when I have a million and a half things to get accomplished I'm so thankful to know I don't have to get through this life on my own. The Lord is there to pick me up, to give me peace, strength, and courage to get through the day.
Waking up at 7 am to go over my notes for my hamlet test, taking a test, going to another class, coming back from class to a "to do" list a mile long so patiently waiting for me, only to be handed responsibility for two meetings tonight for CRU ...it just seems like getting what I need done today is impossible. Things are being pushed to the back burner ( aka tomorrow ) and I'm getting stressed. Realizing what's going on...I grab my Jesus Calling devotional with hopes of stopping the stress before it starts, I open it up and the message for today was on resting in Him, finding hope and strength in Jesus....EXACTLY what I needed!

Now, I'm one meeting and one "to do" away from being done with all of my work for today! I got almost all of my "to do" list done, prepared for the meetings, and ate dinner with some of my girlfriends! I think that's quite an accomplishment. But I know very well NONE of that would have gotten finished if it weren't for the Lord giving me the peace and strength to just keep trudging through!

Where ever you are today remember that God wants you to trust in Him, to let go of the control and allow Him to guide you down the path He has prepared for you! He wants to help you in this life, He desires to give you all you need; all so you might praise Him!

Remember you have The Lord of the universe on your side tonight, so trust in Him! Let Him restore you!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Do I have to grow up?

I don't honestly even know the days anymore until graduation. I was keeping a countdown but I've since quit that and started on spring breaks final days...
but let's get real for a second...
graduation, is going to be here, soon...reallll soon.
What's next? Masters? Heck no. Seminary? Even more of a no. Event planning? I'd love too! Working for whoever is willing to hire an fresh out of school lost and scared graduate? Heck YES!
As I sit on the phone with my Dad going over and over my resume' trying to polish it and make it look the best it can be; I start to wonder what will people think as they read through it. Will they love me? Will they hate me? Will I be exactly what someone is looking for or not even close to what they need?

As I sit in fear, nerves, and anxiety I look up to my row of sticky notes I have on the top of my desk and I see peace. Peace from the Lord that passes all understanding, that if I truly let just sink in, calms my heart and mind. It takes away all anxiety and gives me peace. I don't know the plans for tomorrow let alone 3 months from now. But praise the Lord I know who hold my future. He has gone before me, He has prepared my path, and will lead me down it one day at a time.

So thankful for the sticky note reminder tonight of God's faithfulness!

A little piece of me...

Welcome to my blog! It's so great to have you here! I can't say there is going to be a theme to my writings or a specific reason, I'm just here to share life with you. The way I see it is that everyone goes through life learning different things, and to help each other get through what may only be a moment of time, sometimes we just need encouragement from someone else who has been there. So my prayer for you is that where ever you may be, what ever you may be doing, that you wouldn't read my words, but you would see God and His love and grace in whatever situation you may be facing.

I am just your typical girl, a super senior at Lindenwood University in Missouri. I am very much a family girl; I will always be daddy's little girl, and my mom is my best friend. I am blessed to have the relationship that I do with my parents, it is one that is not normal in any sense of the word but I have no clue what I would do without them! They are my rock, my loudest fans, and my number one supporters! I am dating the most amazing man of God, ever. I don't really care what you say, I have the best boyfriend ever. His name is Brett, and we have been together for almost 4 months now. It is such a short time, but it feels like forever. I am so blessed to know him, and to have the chance to get to know him better. I have friends and family all over this country, so if most of my blogs are on traveling that's why. I have been to Africa twice and I plan on going back soon! I want to be an event planner, but I don't really know what that's going to look like come May 18th, so here is where I trust God to walk me down the right path, because I do not trust anyone else with my future except Him.

I am in love with Jesus Christ, and will shout it from the mountains if given the opportunity. Jesus is my healer, my redeemer, my rock, my love, my sure foundation, my fortress. I seek nothing more than to honor Him and praise Him with my life. I know that in comparison my life may seem easy to others who have suffered more but I promise God's healing power and redemption on my life is just as a miracle as anyone else. I need Jesus every minute of every day; I don't want to face this world without Him.

"He must increase, so I must decrease." John 3:30
"Every good & perfect gift comes from above." James 1:17
"Be still & know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. No matter where you are He is good & faithful! Praise Him!