Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday…and a big welcome, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…
through the Risen Hope Ministries! I’m so glad you came to visit me today and I am truly looking forward to our time together…and my prayer for you today; is that you will truly…truly experience the powerful presence of God in your day!
Well…today, I am writing…right across from my favorite guy in the office…and his name is Mr. Moose! He is a little stuffed moose that is wearing a burgundy and navy blue sweater. Some time back, my husband Keith bought him for me in Montana…never realizing that he would be my office mascot.
Each day as I work, Mr. Moose sits in the windowsill and watches the computer screen, as I write for God. Sometimes, I say to God… “Here is Mr. Moose…my only friend; because you see Lord, I don’t have any other friends, due to all the work you have me doing,” which is kind of a cute little joke between God and me…lol.
How many times do we see God, as a god who just might strike us down, for doing wrong…or how often do we see Him, as a stiff God, with no emotions? I have come to see that God truly has a love like no other…and as you can see, I find it very easy to talk with Him. When I’m in pain or tired…He’s there for sure, to listen to my heart…and when I’m happy…I just seem to know that He enjoys these moments with me too…because you see, we are best friends!
You know…I never thought I’d have the relationship that I have with God. I think my favorite time with Him; is at the end of the day. As I sit on my daybed…with lights dimmed in the office, I begin to share everything from my day with Him…then I pray for those, who I had come in contact with throughout my day…and even before closing my eyes, I’m thanking Him for His peace and comfort; that helps me to rest at night. Sometimes, I think that people are so caught up in religion; that they are truly missing out on the best relationship they could ever have in life.
I remember a time in my own life, when I was so caught up in religion; that later, I found that it was my religion that I was relating to…more than God. It’s amazing how religion can sidetrack a person and even dictate their lives. Ever since I gave up religion for God; I now have the best friend and relationship I could ever have…because you see, I have a friend that will love me, even if I struggle to like myself…and His love is a love that never walks away; but is always willing to listen to me…no matter what I have to say. Could we ever find that in religion? I don’t think so.
You know…I may have fun in the office, with Mr. Moose and all the bears that I have collected from people over time; but my true friend is a God, who is alive and well…and not only within me; but in this office too…and in every word I write! How could I ask for more?
Well…it’s been another great visit with you…and I pray that as you begin your day; that you will take the time to relate with God. He loves you so much and is longing to hear from you! When we can turn to Him…not only during the bad times; but the good times too; then we soon find that a relationship has begun to sprout…one that will truly flourish, for all of eternity!
Well…take care and I hope you’re day is a very special one! Until tomorrow…God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…