Hello everyone! Welcome to another writing on Moments Spent with God! You know…God is just so good to all of us! We just need to continually look beyond our problems and we will come to see that He is a loving and faithful friend…the best friend we could ever have.
Today, as I’ve been sitting here…I’ve been thinking about all the words that God has shared with my heart over the past 15 years. I can’t even say for sure how many writings He has blessed my heart with; but I thank Him for all of them because you see…they are not only for you but they are here for me too, which always makes me feel deeply connected with God.
As I think back over the years, I have experienced God’s words in a way that actually saved my life. It was His soothing, loving and compassionate words that became the lifeline that I definitely needed at the time…the lifeline that gradually pulled me out of the troubled waters of my past.
You see…I don’t look at myself as an ordinary author. Many in this world grow up and go to school or college but that’s not what God had in store for me. My education for writing came from twenty-one painful knee surgeries…heartache from sexual abuse and the loss of many things in my life. As each painful moment came and as each loving desire left, God was taking all the brokenness in my life and piecing it back together, in a way where He could use this empty shell of a person, to be filled with Himself and be used as a means of encouragement to others in need.
As I look back on my life, I see it as a spiritual boot camp…a time, when God was getting me in shape, for what He had destined for my life. Many days brought deep discouragement and it seemed like there were always obstacles in my way. Even at this stage in my life, I can look back and see where Satan attempted to stop the plan that God was beginning within me; but he never won.
I guess what I’m trying to say to you today…is never give up on life. You too, may be walking down some very hard and difficult paths and the journey you are on may seem dark and dismal and you may even wonder when you will ever see the light of day again. I’m here to tell you that I truly understand those feelings that can make you feel so alone and abandoned in life.
The good news I have for you today; is that a time will come, when the dark and lonely path will change over into a new path…a path where God will use what you have been through for so long. Never in my life, did I ever imagine that I would be serving God in this way; but now, as I look back on my life and retrace the footprints I once walked in, I can see where God was leading me.
You know…the circumstances we face, have a way of convincing us that life will only get worse. Satan has a way of painting an ugly picture; that seems to constantly remind us of what is going on in our lives.
Today, we need to keep walking in the footprints that God has laid out for us to walk in. We may have our doubts and even wonder if we are lost in life, due to the stormy circumstances that surround us; but when we choose to keep pressing on and follow God; He will lead us away from the darkness, into a new day…a day that is filled with His very best…believe me, I know!
Blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…