Good evening everyone! Happy Monday night…and a big welcome, to the Heart to Heart Blog! I hope that you’ve had a good start to your week and as we spend these quiet moments together tonight, I pray that we will truly find a piece of hope to hold to…a hope that will carry us thru this entire week!
Well…first of all, this has been a very busy day for me…but a good one! No matter what we walk through in life…God is always good and if we could just look behind the problem; that seems to be starring us in the face; I’m sure that we would find something to thank God for.
You know…one thing I’ve been thinking on lately; is how we can find ourselves focusing so deeply on a problem; that before we know it…the problem is taking us by the hand and pulling us down. One thing I have definitely learned…and that is to look beyond the problem and focus completely on a God, who is more than willing to take hold of our hand and lead us out of these moments of darkness.
It seems like lately…people really are being put to the test! You know…it’s so easy to think that we have it all together and life is great…as if nothing could ever go wrong; that is until something does go wrong; then we really come to see, how strong our faith really is.
These past couple days have actually been good for me, as the pain and swelling in my left knee had seemed to subside; then today, it started back in again…and one thing I’d like to know. How does a knee swell and pain, when you sit all afternoon, with it elevated…working on ministry work? I think I just answered my own question…and it didn’t have anything to do with the sitting. Satan seems to know, just the right time to strike us and wear us down; but our faith should be an anchor to hold to…something that can keep our heads above these troubled waters.
You know…we should never focus on evil or look for trouble from Satan; but we should be prepared and one of the weapons I like to use; is the weapon of praise. You know…it’s so easy to praise God, when everything is going well; but can we truly lift up a heart of praise, when life doesn’t seem to be going that well. I find that when I praise God, in the midst of whatever may be going on at the time; that I am truly bringing Satan to his knees. You see…he is waiting for negativity and complaint to enter our lips…not praise; so when he hears us praising God, instead of grumbling and complaining; then he knows…right then and there; that he has lost the battle. You know…that may even be the quickest way to overcome our problems too; because once Satan knows that he has been defeated; then to me, the problem should get better or weaker in strength…just a thought.
Well…I guess that God has given us our piece of hope for tonight! As for the day…it’s been straight ministry work this afternoon…and oh, you may be seeing a new logo soon, for the Heart to Heart Blog! I am so excited, as I have been working on it today. I’ve been wanting to have something, for spring and summer…something to brighten everyone’s day; so probably tomorrow night, you will see what I have created…with God’s help of course!
Before even working on the logo today, it was time for me to get alone with God and see what he would have me to share with you this weekend on Sunday Inspiration. My how the time flies…seems like I just did Sunday Inspiration! Anyways…this is one page that keeps me busy…but in a good way! On Monday, I usually start working on the song…the Bible reading and the thought for the week; then I take a break and spend time with God on Thursday, to do the writing, which can take up to several hours. I just love having a place like Sunday Inspiration, especially for those who may not be able to attend church!
Well…no matter what came my way today…I can say it was a good day! I just thank God, in the midst of my own struggles; that He ALWAYS gives me the strength to continue on! See…I just threw one of those weapons of praise in Satan’s direction…and let’s see what he thinks of that! Anyways…it’s been a good day…and a great night with you! I have more work to do later; so I guess I’m going to have to go for now. I hope you will have a great night…surrounded by the peaceful presence of God! Take care and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow evening, as I share some thoughts from my day, along with the goodness of a great…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night!
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