Good evening everyone! Welcome tonight, to the Heart to Heart Blog! I hope you had a very nice Monday…I know I did! In fact, I took a couple hours this afternoon to rest, as I am still recovering from an illness, from last week.
You know…sometimes we can find it very difficult to wait, while we’re recovering from an illness or even chronic pain…believe me when I say…I know! My doctor has told me; that due to so many surgeries and pain; that I have a very poor immune system; so that means that my body takes a little longer to completely heal. You should see me in the grocery store! Just one cough or sneeze in my isle can send me moving quickly down another isle…even with bad legs…lol. It’s amazing how fast a person can move, when they hear that someone close by may be sick!
Anyways, while I have been fighting this illness; there is one thing that I was reminded of this morning…and that is how God truly cares for us. Throughout this time, I have seen several instances, where God was either making something easier in my day or He was giving me breaks; that I normally wouldn’t have in my week, so I could lie down and rest. What a God; that He would love us, in such a caring way!
You know…sometimes, we have to realize; that we can’t always stay tough and run the show. I remember…just a few days ago, when I felt as though God was speaking to me, in such a way, as to say… “You know Diane; I don’t always have to have your help because I am a great and powerful God.” After feeling this in my spirit, I decided to shut the computer down and just leave everything in God’s hands, while I rested…and you know what? Later I came back online, to check my e-mails and some other things and the ministry was actually running better; then when I had been working. This was truly a lesson for me; that I don’t always need to stay strong, when there is a God, who is much stronger than me. You know sometimes, I need to remind myself; that God is the boss and I’m just His secretary.
Isn’t it amazing…the lessons we learn, while walking thru difficult times in our lives and it doesn’t matter who we are or what we do…we all go thru these moments, when God is working to rub out a flaw; so our vessel can be stronger for Him. If only we could see these difficult moments, in the way that God is trying to portray them to us. I don’t know about you; but I experience God more, when I’m willing to look beyond the problem and see how He’s using the problem to get my attention about something He’s doing in my life. Maybe if we could try to view our problems in this way; then our problems wouldn’t take us into a pit of despair.
You know…as I was getting ready to sit down and write to you tonight, I was thinking to myself…do I even have anything to say? I’m sure that you aren’t interested in my sleep patterns or the specifics of my illness or what dreams I had; but as I gave this time over to God, I began to see that God has been using my illness…these past couple days, to write and encourage us all. It’s just so amazing how God works!
Well…if I plan on coming back to work full-time tomorrow, I think that I will say good bye for now. I pray that you will have a very nice evening and that you will truly experience a peaceful night, with a peace that only comes from a loving and caring God! Take care and I will hope to see you again tomorrow evening, as I share 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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