Hello everyone! Before our visit, I would like to welcome you to my brand new page… “Moments Spent with God!” I don’t about you but I love the special quiet moments that I spend alone with God! He’s become my greatest friend and I’m not ashamed to let you all know that either.
Lately, I have been going through a very trying time in my life but through it all, I have been learning much more; then what I knew before the trial began. You know…sometimes, we can experience failures in our lives and knowing that we failed in life, can make us feel even worse but the important thing that I have learned through failure; is that we don’t have to allow these moments to run our lives and make us feel defeated. You know…God doesn’t look at our mistakes and failures, as the world does. I have come to see that He’s looking to see what happens, from the point of failure. In other words, are we allowing the failures in our lives to keep us from living or are we using failure, as a means of growth and lessons learned?
Yesterday, while Keith and I were talking and spending some quiet moments alone with God, I was being reminded that God didn’t die on the cross to enslave us but rather to free us from the moments; that might attempt to defeat us. Right about now…I’m wondering why we allow the difficulties that enter our lives, to put us into a place of bondage. You know…I think we all can admit that we aren’t very fond of the idea of going through moments of suffering but if we were to go a little further in our thinking…there are times, when we are putting ourselves through needless moments of suffering, just by the way we react to a problem.
You know…yesterday morning, I was talking with God, while I was preparing to post my writing for the day and as I began to talk with Him, it seemed like I was seeing the trying times in my life, in a different light, for the very first time in my life. Instead of talking about what I had been through, I began to thank God for His love…His compassion and most of all His mercy and grace. It seemed as though the hurt was beginning to be replaced with a thankful heart. In fact, I found myself thanking God, for looking out for me and even for the way He gradually brought me through the problem. I came to see that He could have brought me out of the problem “cold turkey” but instead, His love and compassion for me was so real; that He weaned me away from what could have hurt much worse and this alone made me experience a love for God; that I hadn’t felt in a while.
The other day, I was thinking about Christ’s death and how it was His plan to free us and one thing I began to think on is this…why do we run to God and attempt to blame Him, for what we are going through, when He was the One who set us free? Let’s face it…we already know that we are going to go through difficult times and we also know as Christians; that Satan is always going to be working overtime, to take us away from God, in any way he can think of; but even though we know these times will come, could there be an easier way to walk out of these problems and could it be that we are the ones, who get side tracked in our ways? If so, then we have probably found ourselves on some detour path, which to me; would have taken us into Satan’s territory, which by no means is a good place to be.
I don’t know about you but I’m planning a new week with God, where I will be looking for that right path that can keep me going in God’s direction, rather than my own. I have already found the peace I’ve needed, while facing a trying time in my life and now, it is my prayer that you too will find the right path that can lead you further away from your problems and closer to God.
I hope you will come back again tomorrow, as we share more special moments alone with God!
Have a great day & God bless!
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