Hello everyone and welcome today to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your Wednesday is off to a good start and that you will truly feel the depth of God’s love for you, as you walk through this brand new day!
You know…there was a time in my life, when I faced what seemed to be one thing after another. I never could understand why God never gave me a break in life; but now, as time has passed, I have come to see that God was taking me through, what seemed to be a spiritual boot camp…a time, when He was truly testing my endurance and devotion to Him.
Do we truly see, during a time of circumstance; that these difficult moments we face, aren’t meant to bring us low but rather, they are meant to train us how to get back up…let God put the pieces of our lives back together, so we can continue our journey towards heaven.
Just the other day, I was talking with someone on Twitter and this person was who I thought was a famous gospel singer. In fact, there was one particular song that she sings; that truly brought me through some very difficult times in my life.
Anyways…this past week I received a request to be on her page on Twitter, so I checked out the page and decided to follow her. After a day or two, she welcomed me to her page and I was sharing with her, as to how her song had brought me through some very difficult times. She then encouraged me to keep pressing on and to never give up…but to take the bricks that Satan threw my way and throw them back at him.
After a few days of messaging back and forth, she asked me if I had any prayer requests that she could pray for. I mentioned that she could pray for the ministry and for the work that we do at times overseas…and she said she would.
Yesterday, as I was coming online in the morning, she messaged me and said hello and then mentioned that God had laid it upon her heart to help me financially with the ministry. I was so excited but knew I needed to take things slow. At the time, she offered me $2000, to be used for ministry work only. I agreed and from there, she began to ask for some personal information, which I felt was kind of strange; especially since I thought that she would just mail me a check. Anyways…around that time, I had a phone appointment; so I told her that I would get back with her later and she said that would be fine. After my appointment, I decided to check some things out online and sad to say…it was a scam.
Within a short time, my heart went down to my stomach, as I knew how much that money could have helped with this ministry. Once again…I got knocked down and it was time once more to let God pick me up…along with all the broken pieces that seemed to be scattered everywhere at the time.
You know…I remember a time in my life, when there would be no way that I would have been able to get back up, after a big blow like that from Satan; but as I look back on all God has brought me through, I’m continually reminded of the spiritual boot camp I once attended with God and I thank Him, with all my heart…that through the brokenness in my life; God taught me how to gain His strength and rise once more.
No matter what you’re facing today…never give into it; but rather, allow God to strengthen you through these weak moments and I guarantee; that for every time you get knocked down; you will gain a greater strength from God that will keep you standing, even during the most difficult times.
Blessings on your day!
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