Hello everyone…and a “Happy Monday” to you! Welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! Well…last week has been put to rest…and now we face a new week, with new possibilities! I don’t know about you; but I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me, in this brand new week!
You know…lately, it seems like God has been slowly bringing the pieces of a broken life together…in a way that is now allowing me to see what each piece of my life was purposed for. I remember a time, when I would have never seen my life, in the way I see it now…for my past life was only filled with pain and deep despair…to the place, where only darkness surrounded me.
Yesterday…as my husband and I were spending some time alone with God; we were talking on how some people never really reach this place in life…like I have…and that is because people tend to limit God. They seem to test the waters with God; but once they reach the deep end…that is when they regress and turn back…to only wallow in despair.
One thing I’m going to tell you today; is that my life was never an easy one…and it still isn’t to this day. Even though God had a plan for my life…a plan that would bring me out of the past, to where I am today; there were still many battles along the way; as Satan was out to keep me from what God had in store for my life.
As I walked down…what seemed to be endless paths of pain and heartache; I never really knew where it was leading me at the time…that is, until God walked me out of it all. I’m no different than anyone else…and just because God wanted to use me in the end; that definitely didn’t mean that He was going to make the way easy. In fact…the road had to be hard and difficult because there was much to be learned and etched within the heart.
One thing I now see, as I look back on the journey I’ve been on…for so many years of my life; is that everything I went through at that time, had to serve a purpose now…and that is what I’m seeing more and more in my life. God definitely equipped me in areas that I could have never made it through…and even though I felt as if He had walked away and left me to face the hard times alone…I see now; that this wasn’t what was really happening; for He was preparing me for moments that I would have never made it through…if it wasn’t for the training I received then…and that’s why I call that time in my life, a spiritual boot camp.
Today, I’ve been thinking on how much Jesus did for us at the cross. There was no limit to what He went through for us…and He didn’t limit His own suffering…even though He could have done so; but instead, He gave His complete all for us. How is it that we can’t go the limit for Him? Don’t we believe that He will keep us afloat, as we dive deep with Him? Don’t we feel that He is powerful enough, to get us through the tight spaces…and even more; don’t we love Him enough, to suffer for His cause?
One thing I’ve learned; is that we will never really know what God has in store for our lives, if we only test the waters and size up the mountains we must climb. My life has been a very difficult one; but what has come forth from each moment of suffering, has been worth it all; for I have come to experience a love that I never thought I’d experience…and even more, I share a relationship, with a God whom I continue to journey with every day.
As we close our time together…may I encourage you to never give into what stands before you…or even limit what God can do in your life; but rather, start each day…truly connected to God…trusting Him, for each step that lies before you!
Well…I’ve enjoyed the visit once more…and I pray that you will have a great Monday! Take care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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