Hello everyone! I’m so…so happy to have you here with me today, on Moments Spent with God! Today, my prayer is that God will work through the painful moments in our lives, to not only bring about a healing but to allow ourselves to find Him in a much deeper way!
As I began my week, it started off on what I felt was a bad foot. I woke up not feeling well and it seemed like the day grew increasingly worse. While dealing with some difficult moments, I ended up going into my office and crying out loud before the Lord. Within a few minutes of pouring myself out before God, my husband Keith opened the door and began to talk with me. You know…just like you…some days can be easy, while others can be very difficult, when it comes to my health.
Anyways, as we were talking, I was thinking back to a time, when my brothers and sister and all my neighbor friends were having a great time, while I was always laid up with the surgeries that took place on both of my knees. Many times, I felt as though I was sitting on the sidelines of life and while others continued to live, it seemed as though my life was in a standstill.
After many years of pain and deep heartache, God began to lead me in a direction, where I would serve Him full-time. Like I told my husband…this ministry has become the life I never had and so I protect it, like a mother cares for her baby. You know…it’s not always easy for me to continue this work, due to my health but I truly believe that every step I take becomes a step of faith that keeps me going in God’s direction, rather than my own.
I can’t even begin to describe this very special gift God has given to me. Sometimes, I think of this ministry as the air I breathe…for it was this gift of ministering to others in need that put life back into me. God is so good and I thank Him; that even though a lot of my life was spent in hospitals and long days of recuperation; that He has now filled the empty voids in my life and has given me something very special, from His heart to mine.
You know…we all experience days, when we feel the pain…heartache and even the loss of good things in our lives. Those who suffer with chronic pain and illness and even deep heartache can feel left along the wayside. The long days of struggle can make a person wonder if they will ever experience something special again in their lives.
Today, I would like to encourage you, through a heart that has suffered greatly; that God never forgets what we go through. Did you know that when you share a smile, during difficult moments of pain or heartache; that you are serving God? You know…we don’t have to be something big in God’s eyes, for Him to use us. One thing I have truly come to see; is that when I serve God through moments of tiredness or pain; these become the moments, when God is seen the most.
No matter what you are facing today, don’t be discouraged. Instead, allow God to use these difficult moments, rather than allowing them to abuse you and weaken you more. There’s something about reaching out, through moments of pain and heartache; that truly allows others to find God; so let God be seen through your own pain; that others may experience Him too.
Blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…