Hello everyone! Happy Sunday evening and welcome back to the Heart to Heart Blog! I hope that you have been enjoying your weekend and more than anything…I am so glad you stopped by this evening, to spend a little time with God and me!
Today’s been a great day for me! In fact, I just got up about a couple hours ago, from a long winter’s nap. I’ll tell you…I am so grateful for this day…not only so I can spend time with God; but so I can lie down and rest, while God refreshes and renews me in His Spirit.
You know…I remember a time, when I never took any naps; but I also wasn’t working as hard as I am now…and when I started this ministry 16 years ago, I wasn’t in my late 50’s. I’m so glad that God knows what’s best for us! Even though ministry work can be draining…God always seems to make a way; to compensate, for these worn out moments and I praise Him so much, for always caring for His daughter!
As some of you may remember…in the past weeks, I have been writing about my chronic pain and how I have felt that Satan was attempting to use these overwhelming moments, to bring me to a place, where I just might want to give into the pain, instead of pressing on. Let’s face it…no matter what we do in life…whether we serve God or not, we are always going to face very overwhelming and challenging moments…because as Christians; Satan is working overtime, to take us away from the loving presence of God. In fact, somehow I feel that Satan must know that his time is short…so that could even be why the trials seem to be getting much fiercer than before.
One thing I truly believe, within my own life; is that Satan must be very angry with me about now…which could also be a reason for all these difficult moments of trial…because you see…God is not only using me, to reach out to one person in need; but to many people in need, which means that Satan is losing out, in a very real way.
You know…one thing that I have truly come to see, in these recent days; is the loving care that God truly has for His children. Even though He may allow something to enter our lives…I know without a doubt that He is there to encourage us and walk us thru these moments, with a loving and compassionate heart…and that’s just what He was doing for me today.
This morning, as I entered Twitter…little did I know that God would use a lady to bless my heart in a very real way….and before I begin to share this with you…may I say; that God ALWAYS gets the honor and glory, for times such as these…but still somehow, I knew God was using this lady to uplift me and make me see that He was still at work within me…no matter what I have been experiencing lately…and to me; that’s true encouragement, from a very humble and loving God!
Anyways, as I began to read the message that was left behind for me this morning on Twitter; this was what it exactly said… “You are so much a blessing on this Earth Diane, just knowing your presense is here on Twitter alone is a comfort and I am SURELY not the only one who feels that way. Just reading your tweets is a comfort and I have sent some of what you tweet, write to my son who needs such hope.” I’ll tell you…my heart was humbled…but also uplifted up in the Holy Spirit and as I left my office…within a short time, I began to let Satan know that he may have wounded me…but yet, he had not destroyed me and then I began to praise God and let Satan know that no matter what he had in store for me; that I would remain faithful to God and to the calling that God had placed upon my life.
One thing I learned thru this experience is found in 2 Corinthians 4:16, which reads… “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” Always remember this…even though we experience the harsh blows of evil and even though they can attempt to convince us that we can no longer make it…WE CAN…because of a strong and powerful God, who is at work within us, during difficult times such as these…praise God!
Well…I hope that you have enjoyed this time with me this evening…just as much as I have! I just love the way that God works thru these difficult times, to reveal Himself to us. I have to tell you tonight…there is NO ONE, who can love and care for us like God!
Anyways…I hope that you will have a great night of rest…surrounded by the peaceful and loving presence of God and that your Monday will be a good one! Take care and I will hope to see you again tomorrow night, as I share some thoughts from the 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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