Good evening everyone! It's so good to be back with you tonight! I hope that you've had a nice day...I know I have! In fact, today I spent quite a bit of time with God! The good thing about my job; is that I get to spend a lot of quiet moments alone with God each day, as I depend on His words of wisdom, while writing and doing my work.
As I got up this morning, I was struggling...as I have been living with quite a bit of chronic pain lately. I don't know which is worse...trying to get up in the morning and hobble around or trying to climb into bed for some relief at night. No matter what I face, I can say that God is ALWAYS my strength!
Anyways...as I came into my office this morning, I was struggling with my emotions, due to a lot that has been taking place in my life. As I sat on the daybed...I began to pour my heart out to God and do you know what...before I knew it; He was using these discouraging moments...to post thoughts and quotes on my Twitter page and as I shared these thoughts with others on my page, I also began to feel encouraged. One thing that I have learned over the years; is to not let the problem overtake me; but instead...to let God overtake the problem for me. No matter what we face...and no matter how grim it may seem; God is always greater and more than willing to help and care for His own.
After spending time with God, I went into my kitchen and prepped my dinner for tonight and before I knew it...it was almost time for lunch; so as I waited for lunch to heat up, I went back into my office and caught up on some emails and other things.
Once lunch was finished, I wanted to go into my office...shut the door and do the writing for my Sunday Inspiration page. As I was preparing to write, I decided to listen to some music on my headset. I find that music really draws me close to God, which I long to do before I write. Anyways...I was listening to a song by Avalon, titled... "Adonai," which is one of my favorites and while I was listening, I was truly feeling a connection between God and myself and as I was really getting into the song, I began to lift my hands up to God...to praise Him. As I did, I caught something from the corner of my eye and as I looked out my office window, our neighbors cat was out there watching me...probably wondering what I was doing. Anyways...I began to smile and wave to the cat and from there...the cat moved on and I began my writing. I guess God thought that I needed a little humor in my day. If so...it worked!
You know...I don't know how many times I find myself thanking God for the little things in my day...like being able to stretch out two bad legs on a soft daybed and do my work...or looking out a window that draws me closer to Him through the nature that surrounds me. We may not always live out our dreams and have the life we always wanted; but I have found that it's better to have God in something small; then to live out a big dream without God. I can't even begin to tell you, how much I have learned...just through the little things in life and tonight, I thank God; that even though I live in pain...He is near, to love and care for me, which makes life truly worth the living.
Well...I can't believe how fast our time goes; but I do need to go for now. I hope you enjoyed our little visit tonight and I will look forward to another one tomorrow. I hope you will come back and let me share my day with you...along with the goodness of a great and loving God!
Have a great night...and God bless!
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