Hello everyone and a big welcome to the Heart to Heart Blog! First, may I say that it’s so good to be back! Yesterday, I was recovering from a bad sinus infection; that I’ve had since Monday morning. Between the medication and the symptoms of this infection, I was pretty much worn out; so I went offline early and decided to give myself a good night of rest and today, I am feeling better.
You know…God is so good! After a couple rough days, of being in pain and feeling sick…I knew that I had a lot to do today and so I got up…got around and decided to lean completely on God’s strength.
When I came into the office this morning, to spend time with God…I remember asking Him to be my strength…and that I could not make it without Him and do you know what…I was amazed at how smooth the day went and how I accomplished so much…in fact, more than I thought I would. You know…we don’t have to muddle thru these difficult moments alone, when there is a strong God, who can enter our being and bring strength to our minds, bodies and spirits.
Before going to bed last night, I decided to see if there was a nativity movie on YouTube; so I could lay back and relax. Sad to say…there was only one Nativity movie…and that is the one my husband and I have and are saving to watch on Christmas Eve. Anyways…I found an animated movie on the nativity and thought…hmmm…nothing like being a kid again and maybe this short movie would relax me before going to bed; so my husband came in my office and we watched it.
The movie was really cute and at the beginning, there were two horses that were making this donkey feel bad because they showed more strength than the donkey. As the donkey went back to the stable, with his head held low; he began to converse with another donkey and this other donkey began to tell the story, as to how a donkey played an important part, in helping Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem. As I continued to watch the movie, I was reminded, as to how God uses the lowly one to do great things for Him.
I remember growing up with 2 brothers and 1 sister, who never struggled to get A’s and B’s in school, while I struggled to just pass my classes. Some of my situation was due to all the knee surgeries I had, which kept me out of school a lot; but as I look back, I truly feel that these difficult and challenging moments actually became the beginning of what God was about to do in my life.
Just like the donkey…I always felt in a world of my own, as though I would never be able to do anything right. Now, as I look back, at how far God has brought me; I feel special in His eyes. In fact, I like to tell people that if my English teacher ever knew what I was doing…she would have to sit down or fall down on the ground. Seriously though…God has truly shown me; how He can take the lowliest person and do great things thru them…so don’t ever give up on God.
Well…it’s hard to believe it; but we are only days away from Christmas! One thing I can say for sure; is that I have already experienced Christmas, thru giving and loving people. When I see how they experience Jesus, thru the things I do; it’s as though there is a Christmas party happening all around me. Anyways…I hope that your Christmas season is a very special one and that you too, will truly experience the depth of Jesus and all that He has done, out of great love for you!
Well…time for me to go; but I hope that I will see you again tomorrow night, as I share another new day and the goodness of a great…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings on your night!
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