Good evening everyone! I hope that your Wednesday has been a great day for you! I just love sitting here by my office window…visiting with you each night! As I look out into the partially lit yard, I find myself relaxing and truly enjoying my evening!
Well, I don’t know what kind of a day you’ve had; but I’ve had what seems to be a continuation of Monday and Tuesday. What I mean…is that my health has slowed me down a bit but yet God still continues to shine forth thru the dark moments of pain.
You know…I have found that God shines even more thru my writings, when I’m humbled thru moments of pain and even tiredness. I have come to see numerous times; that what we see as the very worst; is actually a moment that can be used by God. It’s just that sometimes we don’t see it that way because we aren’t looking at our circumstances, in the same way God is.
I have found that my pain actually takes me down to a level with God when I write because as I am seeking His help; He is meeting me there and not only encouraging me; but also using these words of encouragement, for others who may be going thru something similar and in that way, He makes Himself known to all of us. Isn’t it amazing how God works!
Even though I didn’t accomplish a lot of ministry work today, I did accomplish one thing and that is my weekly word of encouragement, which is actually “Inspiration for the Heart.” This is a short audio word of encouragement that I do once a week, to help inspire all of us, to get over the hump of the week and find strength thru God, to finish the week. If you would like to check out this week’s audio word of encourage, you can find it here, at Inspiration for the Heart.
You know…I don’t know about you but I find that I come to appreciate the little things in life, when I’m not always feeling up to par. Lately, I have been thanking God at night; for the nice soft bed to sleep on. I can’t imagine going thru any kind of illness on the floor…although there are people in the world that have no other choice; but to live that way. You know…I think that if we could look beyond the pain and problems of our lives and truly come to appreciate the things that make it a little bit more bearable; then maybe the problem wouldn’t seem so overwhelming and bad.
I have learned so much, while facing what has been a lifetime of leg problems and I have truly come to see that the things that God allows within our lives can serve a great purpose and can even produce new growth within our lives; but first, we must be willing to let God be the teacher, while we become the pupil.
I remember many times, when I fought His will and desire for my life, which really only made it much worse; then what I’m sure He had intended; but once I found the strength to let go of the problem…that was controlling me; that is when God stepped in and had plenty of room to work, which has actually become a journey that Him and I have been on together, for many years.
You know…I’ve really enjoyed our visit tonight and I thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me. I just pray tonight; that these words will also inspire you…for whatever you may be facing right now and that you will have a great night of rest! Take care and enjoy your Thursday and I’ll see you again tomorrow night, as we spend time together with God…heart to heart!
Blessings on your night!
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