Good evening everyone! Happy Friday night and a big welcome to the Heart to Heart Blog! Well…we all made it thru another week and no matter what came our way, we are still together once more and my prayer tonight; is that God will truly work through these moments that we spend together this evening!
Well…another busy day is now behind me. Praise God, for His strength and peace! This morning, as I began my day online, I sat on the side of my daybed and asked God for His strength, as I had a lot to do today and as I’m sitting here tonight, I can truly say that God answered my prayer and brought me through the day, with no problems. In fact…I finished my work earlier than what I first thought.
After working online, for most of the week; it was now time for me to clean my house...water plants and do a little something in the kitchen. By the way…talking about plants…quite a few years ago, I had bought one little ivy plant and put it in the living room. Over time; this little ivy plant grew and grew and grew, until now, I have about 30 ivy plants…lol. Someone once told me that I have a green thumb and I said no…I have a powerful God and He touches everything I put my hands to do. In fact, you won’t believe this; but one summer, I planted 4 little Roma tomato plants; that I had grown from seed, which actually came out of a tomato from the store and by the end of summer, I had around 250 Roma tomatoes…I’m not kidding…lol. I told my husband that God probably walked over to my tomato plants and touched them, to give me a helping hand. See what God can do, when we believe in what He can do. Nothing…I mean nothing is impossible, for a great…strong and powerful God and I truly believe that God will prosper everything we put our hands to do…if only we will believe!
Once the cleaning was done and the many plants were watered, I decided to get online…before writing you this evening and just spend some time alone with God. As I sat on Twitter for a few minutes; God began to work with my heart, as I posted a few thoughts and one of them reads… “Thank you Lord, for the storms you've brought my way! It's been the tough times that have brought me closer to you and your will for my life. I love you Jesus...thanks again, for allowing me to suffer for your name!”
How many of us can honestly thank God, for the storms that come our way? I remember a time, when I couldn’t honestly write, what I had posted on Twitter tonight; because I didn’t see anything good about the storms I was going through. In fact…I feared these storms and just wanted to escape them, in any way that I could; but then I came to see what could come out of the storm, which brought about a heart of rejoicing.
I will never forget the moment, when I read…for the first time, 2 Corinthians 12:9b, which reads… “Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” The first thing that came to my thoughts was this…are you kidding? How can a person rejoice through pain and deep heartache? That just didn’t make sense to me at the time but then I realized that I had completely bypassed the part of the verse that was most important…the part that says… “that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Here, I was so caught up, in what didn’t make sense to me; that I had walked right on by the words that made the most sense and once I caught onto how I was thinking, I began to rejoice…just knowing that God’s hand was resting upon me.
Well…I hope you enjoyed a mix bag of everything tonight! I sure enjoyed this visit with you and I pray that you will have a great night of rest…and oh…don’t forget to come back and visit Sunday Inspiration this weekend…starting Saturday morning. If you would like to have a little church time with God, on Sunday Inspiration; then you can come back here to the blog…starting tomorrow morning and click here or you can find Sunday Inspiration, under the tab…near the top of the website, titled… “God Inspired Writings.”
Well…have a great night everyone and I will hope to see you back here on Sunday evening, as I share some more thoughts from my day, along with the goodness of a great…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings on your night!
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