Good evening everyone! It’s good to be back this evening and I want to welcome you tonight, to the Heart to Heart Blog! I hope that you’ve been enjoying your weekend and that you’ve been truly experiencing God in your day!
Wow…I just came here from Twitter and I’ll tell you…it was just like having church online this evening! God was giving me the words to write and people were being drawn to Him like magnets…praise God for that! If you would also like to be a part of my Twitter page and enjoy tidbits of encouragement each day…all you have to do is check out the Risen Hope Ministries on Twitter right here!
Well…after a rough week of pain and illness, I woke up this morning, with minimal pain and swelling…and you don’t know how good that felt! I praise God tonight, for walking me out of these tough moments! One thing I have come to see numerous times; is how He uses these moments in my life, to bring me down to His level, where I can truly feel and experience the pain of others in need and that is what I feel, makes the writings so God inspired!
You know…for me, my weekends mainly consist of rest, due the heavy schedule I have; so sometimes on Sunday evening, I just love to sit here…look out my window and see what God has for me, to share with you.
Tonight, as I’m relaxing and enjoying the rest of my weekend, I am seeing larger buds on my lilac bush…and trees that are slowly beginning to leaf out. As I look at the beauty that soon will take place; I think on how God has a season for everything.
You know…walking through the dark and dormant moments of circumstance, can make us feel… like we feel, when the snow seems to never stop falling. We can sit and wonder if these dark and dismal times will ever break way to sunshine again; but then we see that with time; God does walk us out of darkness into light. Sometimes I think that we just get tired of waiting; but we must remember that all things only work for good, when it’s in God’s timing.
One thing I have noticed about my lilac bush this year; is that no matter what it experiences…whether it be light frost or cool nights; the leaf buds just keep growing, even if it’s just a small amount of growth at a time. I think sometimes…God is doing the same with us; because He wants us to not only walk out of the trial with Him; but He also wants us to go through it…in a way, where it will become etched within our hearts. We may not always understand His ways; but if we could just know in our hearts; that His ways are the best for our lives; then it would make the waiting much easier.
Even though the lilac bush is slowly opening…a time will come, when it will show forth its beauty. No matter what you’re facing, just know that God will also eventually open up the path, to something better and beautiful for Him…so hold on and never give up!
Well…I hope that this small word of encouragement, will give you hope, for this brand new week! ALWAYS know that God will NEVER give up on you…and a time will come, when you will leave the dark and dormant moments of circumstance behind, to bathe in the sunshine of something new!
Have a great night everyone and I pray that you will truly feel the sustaining love of God…holding you close to Him, throughout this week! Take care and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow night, for thoughts from the day, along with the goodness of a great…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night…and your Monday!
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