“Indeed, every good and perfect thing that has ever come into our lives has come as a gift to us from God Himself. It did not bubble up like crude oil from this earth. It flowed down like rain from the riverbanks of Heaven. It was intentional. It was personal. Yet we see ourselves at the mercy of random events, abilities, and coincidences.”-Beth Moore
It is way too easy to lose focus. Wars around the world, the news with so many things to tear your security away from you. Health issues. Yet, we have this…
Our Almighty God, King of kings, Supreme and Sovereign yet Loving and Compassionate. Creator of the universe, including us. Every thing strategically placed in His plan, blessings and cursings. He doesn’t need us, He wants us. He sings over us and keeps watch while we sleep, everything to bring us closer to Him. His glory will shine, with or without us, but what an honor to shine His glory. He has done everything to give us a way to be with Him.
The last six months have been difficult with my health. Changing medicine, trying to understand what is going on with my body, trying not to be angry and bitter. This week, while surrending to “this must be what you have for me”, He showed me something miraculous! My doctors did not share with me the danger of being removed from one medication to another. My Pharmacist put something in my bag, that was just the dangers of leaving that medication, honestly I felt most of those side effects that should have been treated. In my ignorance of all of this, I just rode it out. Some nights I just prayed to sustain me. I am past the six months of danger, still weak, still having issues with the heat and humidity. This will take a year, but I have not used anything other than my allergy-asthma medication.
I felt the hug from Him, the reassurance that He has been giving me everything I need to live, the love of a Father (who truly can fix anything).
This is personal, He can do anything, He acts on our behalf without asking for the things we need, He already knows and is already doing it.
He is still in control, nothing that is going on in the world or our communities is shocking Him. Focus on Him, and the greatest gift of all, His never ending love. Loving us so much as to make that bridge (Jesus) so we would not be apart from Him. Beautiful.
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(for whatever reason, this video will not post, but the link will take you to it, its only about 3 minutes long, you won’t regret losing those three minutes.)
After watching this short video, tears flowed…I did not lose my way, I was not being removed. God knows the plans HE has for me, and He can and will use me. God is faithful, and He is God, what we know is so little in comparison to what He will reveal.
The place I thought God was taking me is not the place I am in. That tends to be a place of confusion for me. Working through some health issues, or resting in them would be a better description, this video came in my email. Spoken thru the one who mentored me through videos and studies. I am exactly where He planned for me to be. God does not make mistakes.
For many years, God whispered to me “Believe me”, “my ways are not your ways”. Now I have a new minds picture of what today looks like. Again, I wait on Him. Asking, “what can I do for you in this place”?
The Word God has given me today…
“Stay close, breathe me in, be ready with the gospel, and rest in me. I alone sustain you.”
(my One word is Surrender this year, now I get it…)
It’s a new day! Another chance to start again! Another chance to love! Another chance to forgive.
I read people by there eyes. It’s always apparent if they are telling the truth, if they actually care what is being said. It also shows if the compassion they are showing is self righteous or like Jesus.
I want the world to see Jesus in my eyes when they look on me. Not only my actions, but a real heart/soul thing.
When I look in the mirror, I want to see what Jesus sees, what do you see when you look in the mirror? Is love in your eyes?
Peace and Love,
Live life to the fullest.