Good evening everyone! Welcome tonight, to the Heart to Heart Blog! I am so glad that you stopped by, to spend some time with me and I am so00 looking forward to our visit this evening!
Well…just before I came on here…I decided to spend some time with God and listen to some music, which is truly medicine to my soul! As I sat here on my daybed…listening to some very uplifting music, I began to lift my hands to God and just love Him so much! It amazes me how a heart of praise can lift up a heart that may have fallen during the day! I have come to see that a heart of praise not only lifts our spirits but I also truly believe that it’s the greatest weapon; that can bring evil to its knees…because you see; Satan is waiting for the negative responses that can accompany a difficult moment…so when he sees us praising God, rather than falling apart; then he knows that his plan did not succeed!
Talking about music and praising God…my day started out with a lot of pain and a feeling of hopelessness. Let’s face it…it doesn’t matter who we are; we all are vulnerable to these moments because we aren’t perfect…and God knows this; but I also believe that He’s in the heavens…watching to see where we go from there.
You know…the Bible never said that life would be easy; but at the same time, I don’t believe that God wants us to remain in these moments and suffer needlessly. Moments like these actually become a test. In other words…are we going to fall prey to the moments that are attempting to take us down for good, or are we going to turn to God…lean on Him and let Him help us thru these moments.
Anyways…back to my story. After getting up and around, I came into my office and had a phone call to make…before spending some time with God. After the phone call, I struggled to even begin to listen to any music; but somehow, there was still a drive within me, to put some music on and just lay my heart before the throne of God.
As I began to do so, I felt as if God was meeting me, at the place of my pain and hopelessness. He began to minister to my heart and before I knew it, I was posting some thoughts and Bible verses; that God had laid on my heart, at that time.
Later, I went back on Twitter, to see that one of the quotes and Bible verses was really taking off. As I sit here tonight…thinking back to this morning… just think, if I would have never leaned on God, during those difficult moments this morning; then those people would have never found something that they needed to hear for the day.
The other day, as I was relaxing in my office; I was reading, what I call my life verses, which are found in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9…and we read… “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” After reading these verses, I began to see that the thorn in my flesh, was my handicap and my chronic pain and from there, I began to see even more, as I saw how this “thorn” was allowed within my life…as a means of keeping me constantly in touch with my limitations; so that I would always remain at God’s level, rather than my own.
I must tell you tonight; that it’s only been the painful moments in my life; that have taken me down to God’s level…where I hear His still small voice within my spirit…and I’m sure that if I had perfect health and no pain; then I would probably be headed in my own direction…so you see; God does have a reason behind each difficult moment we face.
I’ll tell you…it seems like there are times that God is encouraging me…just as much as He may be reaching out to you…and all I can say; is praise God for that!
Well…I hope you enjoyed our visit tonight and I pray that you will truly feel and experience the loving presence of God…no what you may be facing right now. Take good care and I will hope to see you again tomorrow night, as I share my thoughts and 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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