Good evening everyone! Happy Monday night and a big welcome, to the Heart to Heart Blog! Before we start tonight, I would like to ask you something…have you ever had spiced brownie in a cup? Right about now, you are probably wondering what she is talking about. Well…where I shop…they have a bulk section that I just love and anyways…I was getting some hot cocoa mix and I KNOW I was in the right section because I looked at the sign on the barrel and saw the other drink mixes around me. Anyways…my husband and I decided to have a hot cup of cocoa and I like to put a little ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg in it, to help with my chronic pain and as I began to drink it, I said to Keith…does it taste like we are drinking brownie mix…lol. He said “Yep.” Well…I remember the day we shopped; that there was a new kid working in that section…very polite…and very nice; but I’m thinking that he poured the brownie mix, into where the hot cocoa mix went…and that may be why I’m drinking hot brownie mix in a cup…lol. I have to admit though…it’s not too bad!
Well…now that I gave you something to laugh about…let me share my day with you…a day that went really well! As most of you already know…I start my day out with God and it was a great day on Twitter…and I know that I was blessed by God, just as much as others may have been blessed today. I don’t know about you…but I need God more and more in my life…not just to survive this challenging life we live; but to also get to know Him, in a greater way that can help my relationship to grow with Him!
After spending about an hour with God, I had a couple things to do in my kitchen and then it was back to the office for me. No matter how my health has been lately…I love and cherish my time with God; because it becomes comfort and strength to me, during the difficult times! In fact…I would say that within the past week, I have come to discover something new about God in my life. You know…it’s so easy to say that God is our strength; but to really see and experience His strength in our lives, is a whole different thing. I have had days, where I have actually felt like I was going to die from pain and tiredness and as I would sit on the edge of my daybed, in the office; I remember many times…trying to convince myself to get up on two bad legs that just didn’t want to be bothered. Even though I could have climbed back into bed…I made myself get up, even though it wasn’t easy…and through these difficult times; God began to work with my heart, as though to say… “Remember these moments Diane, when you had to talk yourself into getting up on your feet; but yet you still got up and accomplished everything that needed to be done at that moment? Well…that is when my strength became perfect in your weakness.” Wow…what hope that was for me!
You know…we will never experience God in our lives, if we are always giving into the problem. It’s like we have a choice…we can either follow the problem or follow God and I don’t know about you; but I choose to follow God. It may not always be easy; but I have come to see that when God sees us making the effort; that He will come and meet us, at the point of weakness and strengthen us in a way, where we can do all things, through the strength of a great…loving and powerful God!
This afternoon…I began to work on Sunday Inspiration for Easter and to my surprise, God began to just pick up, from where He had left off with me the other night. You know…we serve a powerful God…a God, whose Son, Jesus Christ became triumphant over the grave…and we must remember that the same power that brought Jesus out of the grave, can also help us to rise above despair…that is, if we will only simply believe in that power that was displayed at the cross. I have come to see that my God can do anything and when we are too weak, to make it on our own; He will let us wrap our arm around His shoulder and He will personally walk us out of the darkness, into the light of His glorious presence.
No matter what kind of a day you may have had…nothing is counted as loss, in the eyes of God. In fact, you have everything to gain…that is, if you are willing to let God be everything, for everything you need.
I hope you enjoyed our visit tonight and my prayer for you, as the day comes to an end; is that you will connect with a God, who can be so much for you…a God, who longs to wrap His loving arms around you…and be there for you, while walking through the difficult moments of life.
Have a great night everyone…take care and I hope to see you again tomorrow night, as I share 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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