Hello everyone…and a big…big welcome, to my newest blog…“A New Day of New Hope Blog!” It’s so good to have you with me today and I pray that our time together will bring hope…peace and most of all, the love of God within our hearts!
This week has been a very busy week for me, as I have been trying to get ahead in my work, before Thanksgiving. Yesterday, the Lord and I had plans to work on 4 writings together in the afternoon and then another one in the evening, which comes to 5 writings in one day. To some this can seem exhausting; but to me, I don’t really have to think about it; because God is doing all the work, while I just follow His lead.
Even though I depend on God, to walk me through each task for the day; that doesn’t mean that I have an easy time of it…because we all know; that you know who (Satan) will be there, to put in his two cents.
To some…these writings can seem like a breeze to write; but to me, it seems like I continually face battles, as I write. I have even seen it, where I’m sitting here doing nothing…just focusing on God…and out of the blue something will be highlighted and about to be erased. Not only that; but when I write…I do listen for that still small voice within me; that connects me to the words that God longs to share with all of us…so there can also be times, when Satan steps in and either twists the words I’m focusing on…or twists the words I’m typing.
You know…in the past, I have had several people say to me… “Oh Diane, I wish I was doing what you are doing?” When someone says that to me…I think to myself…ok…be prepared for a battle because Satan is going to stop anything and everything you do; that could truly be used to help encourage another person.
One thing I have come to see about serving God; is that there’s always a battle…and rightly so; because the one who serves God is not only reaching out to one person…but many and Satan just doesn’t seem to like that.
Anyways…I have come to see how easily it is to quit and want to give up, especially when I write a devotional and the whole thing crashes and I lose it altogether…but at the same time, when I choose to let God pick up all the pieces and help me begin again; I not only find that these moments make me stronger and cause me to pursue even more; but I also seem to write something even better the next time, which goes to show that nothing can defeat a strong and powerful God.
In our daily lives, we can face battles that just want to make us quit altogether. We can become so caught up in what is actually taking place at the moment; that we don’t look to see what good can come out of the problem. You know…maybe something went wrong in your life; but go beyond that and pursue once more and see what was actually supposed to come out of all you went through. We will never know what God truly longs to do…through these trials we face, until we are willing to go beyond the failure and press on and pursue.
I truly hope and pray that these words have been of encouragement to you today…and I pray that your day will be filled with the presence of a loving and powerful God! Take care and I will hope to see you again tomorrow, as we share more of life’s experiences and the power of a God, who can help us to rise above these moments of despair!
Blessings on your day!
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