Hello everyone! Welcome tonight, to the Heart to Heart Blog! It’s so good to be back again this evening with you! I have missed our time together! I am doing much better…thanks to the perfect strength and goodness, of a great and powerful God!
Last night, I was talking with God before bed and actually, this was the first night; that I had felt like having a good talk with Him, after being so sick. As I was sharing my heart with Him, I began to thank Him for helping me thru the very difficult times that I had just walked out of…and as I continued to share my heart with Him, I just started rambling on and one thing that came out of my conversation with Him; is that each step we take…no matter what we feel; is actually a step of trust…and just think, as we continue to press on throughout these difficult times, each step of trust just keeps building up our trust and faith in God.
I don’t know why; but lately, it seems as though I have been going thru a lot of pain and illnesses. Last night, as I shared my heart with God, I asked Him if He could help me to understand the reason for these difficult moments in my life…and you know what? I think He just gave me the answer to my question.
You know…sometimes, we can find ourselves struggling and falling beneath the weight, of the weaknesses that Satan afflicts us with and it doesn’t matter who we are or what God has called us to do…let’s face it…weakness can take us down. Right now, God is reminding me, on how He sometimes uses these weaknesses within our lives; to see how far we will travel with Him. In other words, will we try to stay strong on our own or will we come to a place, where we admit that these weaknesses are just too heavy of a load, for us to bear alone.
As I look back, on this long and drawn out illness; that I have actually had, for the past couple of weeks; I can now see how God was putting me to the test. In other words…how far could I keep going on His strength, rather than struggling to muddle thru on my own so-called strength.
You know…I have come to see…many times within my own life, as to how we have this drive in us; that seems to make us feel that we must be the one, to remain strong on our own. I don’t know about you; but when I try to hold on and be tough; I only find that I weaken more and become deeply drained of what strength I once had. I wonder why we feel that we must be the one to take control of our problems, rather than just letting go; so that they can fall freely into the hands of a God, who can be all the strength we need?
Well…I guess I can say that this time off, has not only been a time of physical healing; but also a time, when God was renewing me in His Spirit. Let’s face it…we all go thru times of weakness…no matter who we are and it doesn’t matter if we serve God full time or not…we are all vulnerable to these weaknesses. The important thing that I am constantly being reminded of; is that it’s not how we fall prey to our weaknesses; but what’s more important; is how we work with God, to overcome these weaknesses; so we can become even stronger than before, which will only make it that much harder, for Satan to use these times of weakness against us.
When I began this ministry about 16 years ago; the thing that God taught me the most; is to always let Him exchange these moments of weakness, for His perfect strength. In other words, let God completely take hold of the weakness; so there will be room, for Him to step in, with a perfect strength…a strength that can keep us pressing on, as we learn to take more and more steps of trust…a trust that can keep ourselves soaring above the weakness, rather than always being face to face with it.
You know…even though I’m not completely well tonight, I have a peace within my spirit…reminding me; that there is a God who is so much stronger; then these weaknesses I face…what hope!
Well…I really enjoyed our visit tonight and I thank God; that He can even use my own visit with you…thru this blog, to strengthen and uplift me! I pray that you were also encouraged tonight, as I shared the thoughts that God has placed within my heart!
Take care and I hope to see you again tomorrow night, as I share the goodness of a great…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings on your evening!
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