Everyone goes through seasons of waiting. A lot of times, people just sit back and wait for God to do everything. But, you have to remember to do your part and make preparations. You have to talk like it’s going to happen and act like it’s going to happen.Some people might say, “Well, what if I do this and it doesn’t happen?” But I say what if you do and it does happen? And even if things don’t turn out the way you had hoped, you’d still be better off living your life positive and hopeful than you would to go around down and discouraged.
I love what David said in the Bible, “God, my times are in Your hands.” He was saying, “God, I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but I know You know what’s best for me.” I’m going to go out today expecting good things. And even if it doesn’t happen, I’m not going to go to bed all disappointed. I’m going to go to bed knowing that I’m one day closer to seeing my dreams and desires come to pass!
Rejoice in whatever season of life the Lord has put you in. If it is a season of what feels like struggle and failure, rejoice, for God’s mercy is never-ending! Seek Him for it is the only way to find peace and happiness in the midst of what feels like chaos in your life. When I see this picture of the beautiful painted sky the Lord created it makes me awestruck and feel at peace of how powerful and majestic the Lord is. He can change any situation. He may not change the situation immediately when you want it to be changed but He will not allow your life to always be filled with chaos and sadness. It has been said, “it is always darkest just before the dawn.” Choose following Him despite the troubles you are facing. He can shine joy and light in your situation no matter what you have done, no matter what you are facing. God is good. He is all knowing, all powerful, the most loving, the best healer, the most merciful, the most gracious, the One who brings the most joy, the One who wants the very best for us. He is our Father, our Creator, the Beginning and the End. He is magnificent! Praise be to God for the good things he hath done and what He is going to do in our life! Praise be to God that He brought His Son to earth and sacrificing His Son so that we could be saved. Hallelujah!
"So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace."- Romans 8:6
"Rejoice in the in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" - Philippians 4:4
"I have told you these things, so that you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!" - John 16:33
"Seeker of truth
Follow no path
All paths lead where
Truth is here”
- E.E. Cummings
Truer words could not have been spoken more appropriately for this season in my life. Thank you, Lord, for showing me that my way is not better than your way. I have not an inkling of what God has for me but I definitely am excited and anticipating what is in store! Praise Jesus that I have a Father who does not allow me to have a subpar life by allowing me to do what I want to do but an exciting fulfilled life if I choose to follow the path He leads for me. This walk with the Lord is not an easy one but it is so much more fulfilling and in my best interest than to lackadaisically go through life without Him by my side. I want the blessings of the Lord and what He has for me.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your soul. Love the Lord with all your passion, prayer, intelligence, and energy."
"For I will restore your health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord…" - Jeremiah 30:17
Here’s what I love about this photo: that sunset, my best friend Jessica skiing for the first time on my favorite lake, how I can actually feel the warm breeze running through my hair and how I can actually smell the lake water in that breeze just by looking at this photo.
The past two weeks I have been learning a lot about thankfulness and what that truly means to me and let me just say that thankfulness has taken on a greater meaning to me. I cannot fathom what life would be like if I had not been put through what I have, whether those experiences are to be considered disastrous or fortunate. I do know that I am thankful regardless because I have made it and not because that is out of luck, but rather on the contrary, it is because God has protected me even when I have fallen short. He has shown mercy on me, even though in reality I know I do not deserve it. He has given me hope, when some people would not have. He has given me an over abundance amount of joy, when I have had no reason to have joy. He has given me peace, when most people would feel stressed and downhearted. He has given me a family that loves me and supports me, which is more than some people could say. The list goes on…
This is why I have no room to complain, but rather rejoice in what He has given me. To be able to get to this moment in my life has been a long process and I have had to take quite a hit to get here, but I am thankful that God was gracious enough to not make it such a bad hit that I could not stand back up. God got ahold of my heart and convicted me and I finally chose Him over XYZ. ”But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”- Matthew 6:33 The thing of the matter is if you truly want to hear from God and have your life ran by him as well as the blessings of the Lord, you have to repent and turn from what you have been either doing or did that is wrong. “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”- Acts 3:19
The only true addiction that is acceptable to me is being addicted to the wonderful Almighty Heavenly Father; not being able to survive without His overwhelming amount of love.
(second time to post this, LOVE it)