Hello everyone...I truly hope and pray that your Thursday is off to a good start! This morning, I just wanted to stop by for a minute and let you know that I will be taking the rest of the week off, due to my health. Lately, I have been struggling with a lot of pain...and usually some rest and time alone with God is the best remedy for me; so that is what I will be doing for the remainder of the week.
While I'm gone...if you could use some extra words of encouragement, I have posted some links down below...
SOUNDS OF HOPE AUDIO DEVOTIONS
INSPIRATION THOUGHTS & QUOTES FROM ABOVE
A JOURNEY OF THOUGHTS FROM GOD’S HEART TO YOURS
…along with this blog
May God truly bless you...and just know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers! Take care and I will hope to be back...around my regular time on Monday!
Have a great day & God bless!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! I truly pray that your day is off to a good start and that you will come to experience a God, who is greater than anything; that you may face in your day…Amen!!
How is it that we give into a hopeless moment, rather than truly believing in a God, who can do ALL things? Saying that we believe in what God can do is one thing…but to truly believe in the words we speak; is what ushers His very best, into moments that can seem so hopeless.
This morning, I was talking with someone on the phone, who had been facing some very hard times. As I listened to them speak…I gave them words of encouragement and reminded them; that this was the time, when they needed to turn to God in prayer…because He can do anything, with anything we face.
After getting off the phone, I began to pray for this person and ask God to step in and be what that person couldn’t be for themself…and as I finished; God led me to a Bible verse in Genesis 18:14, which says… “Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son." What a great verse, as this verse pertains to a time, when Sarah longed so much to give Isaac a son. Here she was in her old age and barren…and I’m sure that she was feeling very hopeless at the time…but later, the Lord came to visit Isaac and Sarah and he spoke to Isaac and said that Sarah would have a son; but as Sarah stood in the background, she began to laugh. I’m sure she was saying to herself…now how could that be at my age, while being barren…but you see, she was looking at the symptoms of this situation, rather than how the Lord could go way beyond the impossible…to make all things possible in her life. In fact…in another reading of the Bible…she tried to even make this situation work for her advantage on her own, by having Hagar…her handmaiden give birth for her; but later, she also experienced even more suffering through this situation, because she did everything on her own, rather than trusting the Lord.
You know…it’s so easy for all of us to become so caught up in a situation; that before we know it, we find ourselves believing in what is going on around us, rather than the distance God can take us…way beyond the problem. I would say that there have been several times at least…through the 18 years I have now served God; that I have heard people say… “Diane, I prayed…but this is wrong…so maybe I need to do this or that…and maybe that will help.” First of all, may I say that the prayer has already become powerless…because we can’t pray and give something to God and then go back and try something else. If we are going to trust God completely…then the problem needs to remain completely with Him.
Life is never easy…believe me…I know; but I have come to see that it can be easier…and how; by taking our eyes off of the problem…to trust God completely. Maybe we’re standing at a dead end street with the problem; but I KNOW a God, who can carve a brand new path but first, we must be willing to believe in what He can truly do within our lives.
As we continue to walk through this day, my prayer is that we will find the strength through God, to push our thoughts beyond the problem…to anticipate His very best; that we may truly come to see; that the God…that we love and serve; is truly a God of the impossible…AMEN!!
Well…time for me to start this beautiful brand new day that God has set before me. Remember one thing, as you press on throughout this day…don’t give up, just because the road has come to a sudden halt; but rather, seek and pursue with all your heart…and one thing I know; is that when God sees a heart that never gives up…He will meet you there and make a way…PRAISE HIM!
I truly pray that you will have a great day! Take care and I will hope to be with you soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Good evening everyone! I just thought I’d stop by for a short bit and give you an update on my day. As for the grocery shopping…all went well…thanks to God!
This morning, as I awoke…what a surprise though…it was snowing again. As I checked out the weather, to see what was going on…before heading out the door; I found out that we were only supposed to get 1” of snow…so I thought to myself…that’s ok…thank you Lord!
After several hours…that 1inch began to head towards 4inches, of that beautiful white stuff; so I questioned Keith, as to whether we should go out today…but we both ended up agreeing that it may be worse by tomorrow; so we called the taxi and prepared to go shopping.
Since the roads were starting to get a little slippery; the really nice taxi driver we have said that he may be delayed…but that was no problem…as we could just sit in the living room and relax until he arrived.
Within about 45 minutes, he called back to let us know that he was still further out and the cars were backed up, due to the snow; but that he had arranged to send a buddy of his…and said that he was on his way. What a kick it was…lol. This taxi driver was the funniest one we’ve ever talked to…and he had us in stiches, by time we had arrived at the grocery store. I guess he enjoyed our company too; because he knocked a couple dollars off the ride, which was really nice of him.
Once we arrived in the store…we came to instantly see that we practically had the store to ourselves…probably due to the snow, which was another blessing…as we were able to get right through the isles easily and get done with our shopping. After finishing, we called our taxi driver and he and his wife came to pick us up together…and we had the best visit…all the way home.
Everything seemed to be going fine, until I took my shoe off…and the pain began to come alive…and boy did it come alive. In fact…I have spent several hours on this daybed this afternoon…and now I have the foot wrapped, with my favorite perfume…deep heat…lol.
You know…Satan always seems to stick his foot in, where he isn’t welcome. I guess he didn’t like it; that I had such a good day…even in the snow and cold weather…but that’s too bad.
Tonight, I came very close to staying offline, due to the pain; but then I thought of a Bible verse that says…“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.”…so I am on here tonight, to thank God for a good time of shopping…and for keeping my husband and I safe…and blessing us in every way!
You know…it may not always be easy to find a reason to praise God, even during a very hard and difficult time of pain or deep heartache; but when we do…we allow ourselves to be drawn up and closer to God, while remaining distant, from the evil that longs to keep us down and out of commission, with the One we need the most.
No matter what you’re facing…praise God through the circumstance…and allow those moments of praise, to help you rise above the despair in your life…AMEN!!
Well…I’m looking forward to a relaxing evening, with my foot up. I hope you have a nice evening…and I will look forward to our visit tomorrow!
Goodnight & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Good morning everyone…and a happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I hope and pray that your day is off to a good start! As you can see, I’m a little earlier this morning…and that is because I need to go grocery shopping. Yep…I’m going to get out and brave the cold and snow…but praise God…I have Him to keep me lifted to my feet at all times!
You know…there can be moments, when we are so busy sizing up the situation that surrounds us; that we tend to forget as Christians…that there is a strong God, who can make all things possible in our lives. Now, if I was to look out the window and judge my day by what I see…and what I’m struggling through right now; then I’m sure that I either wouldn’t make it today…or the struggles would seem much more difficult; but when I attach God to what I see and what I’m experiencing at this time; then I KNOW without a doubt that I can make it through.
One of my many favorite Bibles verses; is found in Matthew 19:26…and we read…“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
I think that sometimes we are too busy looking at a situation through our own eyes, rather than through God’s eyes and what He longs for us to see and experience through Him. I have come to see that when I look at a situation through God’s eyes; then I am also seeing it with a heart of faith…a heart that reminds me that even though I may not be able to make it on my own…I can make it through Him.
How many times do we find our thoughts, in the way of His ideas? In other words…our negative thinking…or even the thinking of ourselves can become a road block; that can truly keep God out of the situation…and when God is blocked out of a situation; then we find that the struggles are much more difficult.
Today, I not only have to get out in the cold and go to the store; but I have a lot of walking to do, on two bad legs…but you know what…that’s ok…because I KNOW that God will be right there…making the load lighter and the way much easier.
How many times are we going to try and make life work for ourselves? Haven’t we learned through past failures…that we just can’t make it on our own? Sometimes, I think that we tend to feel that when we can’t make it on our own…then we are failures; but that’s not what I think. I think that when we admit to ourselves and God that we are struggling; then we truly become humble before Him, while these moments become a message from our hearts to His; that we truly need His help.
I would say about 12 years ago, I struggled with letting go of myself…because of the way I was brought up. When a person has expectations placed on them; then they tend to feel that they always have to live up to those standards; but as I slowly walked away from my past; that is when I came to see a God, who never expected anything out of me; but instead…longed to be my everything. Once I let go of myself and took hold of Him; that is when I truly found that life could be much easier.
No matter what you’re facing right now…and no matter how many struggles attempt to weigh you down…let go and let God be everything for you. Maybe we aren’t always strong enough, for these difficult times we face; but I know a God who will be everything…for everything we need! Let Him be the One…to turn the impossible moments of your life around, into something possible!
Well…I’ll soon be off to the store. I hope and pray that your day will be just as good, as what I’m expecting mine to be...and Lord, help us to not focus on the worst part of a situation; but to expect your best...thru what seems to be the very worst. Take good care and I will hope to be with you soon!
Have a great Tuesday & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Good evening everyone…and how was your Monday? My day has been a busy one but God has been in it all…praise Him!!
As I’ve been sitting here in my office…listening to some music…I reached down to clean my glasses, with the hem of my gown and I was once more reminded of the scars on both knees. The scar on the left knee looks like a curved road, while the right knee looks more like a road map. As I sat here for a moment…thinking back to everything that God has brought me through…I was also reminded, as to how each of these scars…including the scars from many broken moments; have truly brought me to where I am today.
You know…many times, we focus on how awful life has been; but I have come to see that when I focus more on where those moments have brought me; then life doesn’t seem to be as bad, as I once thought. Just think…every scar and every broken moment does become a road of purpose; that leads us away from darkness, while drawing us closer to the light of God’s presence.
I remember a time in my life, when God led me to a Bible verse…never realizing, as a young girl; that I would live this verse…and tonight, I would like to share that verse with you, which is found in Philippians 3:8…and we read… “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”
Right now, I may live with scars on both knees…and a rod in the right knee, along with many scars, from a deeply broken heart of the past…but I have to tell you; that I would rather walk the way I walk and be the way I am…knowing Christ; then to not know Him at all.
You know…many times, we find ourselves so caught up, in what is going wrong…and what it’s done to us; that we completely bypass, where it might be leading us. As I look back on my life, I remember a young girl, who thought that she would be a nurse to the mission field; but as each painful moment came and as each loving desire left, God was taking all the brokenness in my life, and He was piecing it together, so I could have the heart He desired...a heart that could understand and care for others who live in despair. I may have not went to school...to become a nurse in a physical sense…but God did allow life’s lessons, to teach me how to be a nurse to the brokenhearted…and I praise Him, for what He has done in my life!
Tonight, I would like to encourage you, by saying…it doesn’t matter what is going on in your life…and it doesn’t matter where it may be leading you…as long as you allow it to lead you in the direction, for which God has planned for your life. One thing I know, as a disabled person; is that when we are in God’s will; then no matter what we face…He will always be there, to make a way, as we continue our journey through life with Him.
This evening, I praise God, for all He’s done in my life! The road hasn’t been easy to walk down at times…and there have been moments, when the journey has seemed long and endless; but one thing I know…He knows the way…and as long as I am with Him, everything will be alright.
Well…I sure have enjoyed sharing my heart with you tonight…and I pray that you will find hope and encouragement, through these words that I have shared with you this evening. Please take…have a good night and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow!
Goodnight & God bless…ALWAYS!!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! Here we go…another new week with God…and I don’t know about you; but I am anticipating His every move, in this brand new week ahead…praise Him!!
This morning, it is so good to see the sunshine, after several days of storms and unsettled weather. As I’ve been sitting here…thinking on this; God has reminded me of one thing…and that is how He can truly make everything beautiful in His time. It was just a few days ago; that the skies turned dark gray and the snow came falling down; but this morning, there are beautiful shadows of the trees laying across the snow, while the snow itself seems to be producing a beauty that appears to be an awesome portrait before my very eyes.
One thing that God has shown me through all of this; is that the storms that had at one time appeared to be destructive and unsettling, have now been definitely turned around, by the hand of almighty God…and can now be seen as something beautiful…
something that can truly bring joy back into the heart.
As we continue on, I would like to share a Bible verse with you, from Ecclesiastes 3:11…and we read…“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
You know…it seems that when a storm hits us head on…we panic and we become so caught up in every symptom of the storm…to the place that we imagine the very worst. Then before we know it…we have allowed the storm to make life even more miserable; then what God intended.
One thing I am seeing more and more within my own life; is that when we focus so deeply on the storm; then we become so caught up in the storm…that we don’t stop to realize that God is there for us, even in the midst of the storm. Just think…even though God may allow a storm within our lives; He already knows how it’s all going to work out, from start to finish…so why should we worry?
We need to remember today; that God doesn’t allow storms into our lives that will take us to destruction. Even though He may use a storm to teach us something…or use the storm for some other reason…He still has control over that storm, as I have seen many times within my own life.
Another thing that we need to remember; is that these storms also become a test. In other words…will we succumb to the storm or trust God through the storm. If we can just remember that God already sees ahead of the storm…and knows where these storms will eventually take us in life; then that alone should help us to live with a calm assurance; that everything will be alright.
Maybe you are facing a tough storm in your life right now. Maybe the wind and rain of circumstance is whipping you around; to the place, where you have felt as if these moments may lead you to total destruction. Remember one thing…you may be experiencing the storm…but our Lord is on the other side of the storm, where the sun is shining…and all we have to do is listen for His voice…and allow Him to walk us out of these moments, into the very best He longs to give us in the end. Are you willing to keep pressing on? Are you listening for that still small voice within your spirit; that can help you to walk out of the difficult storm you’re facing right now? If so…then you will come to truly see, as I have; that everything can be made beautiful in His time…AMEN!
Well…time for me to begin my day. Thank you Lord, for the hope you continually give us…and I pray that you will bless and be close to everyone who is walking through a storm at this time; that they may cling to the hope you have given them today…a hope that will reassure them; that everything will be made beautiful with time…Amen!!
Have a great Monday everyone…take care and I will hope to see you soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all! What a great day the Lord hath made! Maybe the skies are gray outside…and maybe my health isn’t always its very best…but I thank and praise my God this morning, for loving and sustaining me through it all…AMEN!!
How is it; that we wait until something goes right, before we take a moment to thank God for His goodness? Today…I would like to lay aside everything…and just give praise to my God…the One who helps and sustains me each day…Praise Him!!
You know…if I was to sit here right now and focus on every little thing that seems to be bad in my life, I could probably think of at least several things to talk on; but I am learning more and more that no matter what is going on around me; there is ALWAYS something that has already happened within me…something to praise God for!
Last night…as I laid my head on the pillow and got comfortable, I began to thank God for the soft bed and pillows and the warmth of the blankets and the home. Maybe I was tired…and not feeling my best; but I came to see that these moments could have been much worse, without the things that I had just praised God for.
This morning, as I was looking through some Bible verses online, I came across a Bible verse in Psalm 13:6, which reads… “I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me.” You know…the part of this Bible verse that caught my eye, was where it says that I will sing unto the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me. In other words…I am rejoicing on the things He has done through time…which has become more than what I tend to see with my own eyes.
How is it that we have to experience something big…before praising God? One thing I truly know without a doubt; is that a heart of praise…for the things we have already received from God; can truly become the key that unlocks and opens our hearts up to even more…that the Lord longs to do for us. I believe that when He can see that we are thankful for the little things in life; then He will bless us with even bigger things. Also…as I’ve said before…praise can become a powerful weapon…to rid us of evil, while destroying the works of darkness. In other words…when we can praise God, for what we already have; then I truly believe that this opens us up to God and keeps us even more distant from Satan.
This morning, I was thinking on the snowstorm we had the other day. My first thoughts were…oh no…I need to get to the grocery store next week…and with all this snow; it’s going to be very difficult for me. Finally, I backed off and began to thank God for the warmth and safety of our home…and the food we already had. As of yesterday…God did something amazing…because a warm wind began to come in and before we knew it; over half…of the large amount of snow was now gone…and to top it off…before bed, a plow came down our street, which is sometimes rare. Some of you may think that those things could just happen on their own; but I don’t believe that. I believe that God already sees the need of the heart and once we are willing to let go of fear and doubt…and praise God for the goodness that He’s already blessed us with; then that is when there will be more room for God to work.
No matter what you’re going through today…praise God! One thing I know from experience; is that when we stop and think on the little things that God has already blessed us with; then our hearts do find a reason to praise Him.
Well...I’m going to go and spend some time with God and my husband and enjoy a nice meal…and then rest. I truly pray that your day will be its very best…and that you will come to see the little things in life that you can praise God for…Amen!!
Have a great Sunday…and God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a happy and blessed Saturday to you all! It’s hard to believe that we have now reached the end to another week! I thank God, for all He has blessed me with this week…and for safely bringing us through the snowstorm yesterday! You know…God may not always keep us from the storms of life…but He’s definitely there to help us and protect us, through each and every one…PRAISE HIM!!
This morning, as I’ve been sitting here quietly in my office…enjoying the beautiful view outside my window…I have truly been reminded, as to why God has allowed me to write through my afflictions. It’s not as a means of flaunting what has and is taking place in my life…but it’s meant, so others can find hope…in knowing that there is a God, who can bring us through the hard and difficult times of life…the ones that we just can’t seem to see an end to.
After thinking on that this morning, I have also been thinking on my life a little…and one thing that I have struggled with at times; are the feelings of being hurt and unloved over the many years of my life. You know…it’s amazing how people take their words for granted, while speaking words of promises to others around them; that only end up becoming false promises; that truly pierce the heart.
As I sit here today…I can say with all my heart; that I would not exist in this world, if it wasn’t for the real and true love that I have experienced from God. I remember a time, when God made a promise to me…from His heart to mine; at a time that seemed to be the most hopeless moment of my life. I have to say; that at first, I didn’t believe His words…and why…because I had heard words of promise from others…the ones who had definitely hurt and abused me in life….so in that way, it made it harder for me to trust Him at first.
Anyways…as I walked away from that moment with God…God never walked away from me; but instead, He stood on every promise He made to me…and that is the reason why a flame of hope continues to remain lit within my heart…one that has helped me to love and trust Him…no matter what I face in life.
A bible verse that I will always carry with me through life is found in John 14:18…and we read… “No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you.” Many times, I felt so alone in life…as an orphan in the storm; but never once has God abandoned me…or left me there, to drown in the difficult moments of despair. When we see how someone like God can stand on His word…and never give up on us; then that is when trust once more becomes awakened within the soul.
Today, I can sit here and say without a doubt; that if it hadn’t been for the Lord; then I probably wouldn’t be here today…sharing His love and goodness with you. Maybe you too have experienced moments in your life, when people mistreated you. Maybe they made false promises; that took what little trust you had away from you. One thing God truly taught me, through these lonely moments of the past; is that life can be so much easier, when we learn to let go of others and trust Him fully…and that is what I now live with, every day of my life…PRAISE HIM!
As we continue to walk through the hurtful moments of life, my prayer is that we will allow God to fill the emptiness within; that we may continue to find the hope we need, to keep pressing on…AMEN!!
Well…this has been a great talk this morning…and I thank God for never giving up on me…through all the struggles I’ve had to walk through in my life! May your day be filled with His presence too; that you may also find the strength to keep pressing on…no matter what stands before you.
Have a great Saturday & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Good evening everyone…and how are you doing tonight? I sure hope that your Friday has been a good one…completely blessed by God!
Well…I am now sitting in my office…surrounded by a beautiful winter wonderland of snow. The trees are iced in white, while shadows from the yard light, lay across a blanket of fresh fallen snow.
As I was getting around for my evening…I was thinking on this snowstorm; that could give us up to 7” of snow by tonight, with possibly 1-3 more inches of snow by Sunday. While thinking on this, I began to also see how having our sight and thoughts on the storms that we face in life, can lead us down a path of further thoughts that become imaginary thoughts…thoughts that can distort reality and take us to further moments of worry, doubt and fear. In other words…we seem to find ourselves bypassing what is here for the moment…to skip into moments that haven’t even happened or never may happen…while never realizing that these thoughts only open up another path; that allows evil to have control.
To me, Philippians 4:8-9 becomes a wakeup call for us…and we read… “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9) Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”
If I sat here tonight…and thought of everything that could go wrong, due to this storm; then I would truly miss out on the peace that God longs for me to have this evening. We need to realize that the only way we are going to experience peace, in the midst of a storm; is when our minds are on the true, honest, just, pure and lovely things.
As I look out my window…the snow is still heavily falling, while the yard seems to be overtaken by snow…but even though the storm surrounds me, my God has given me a safe haven…a place, where I can be warm and safe, until the storm passes by…and when we choose to think in this way…no matter what kind of a storm we may face; then God’s perfect peace will be with us.
In times past, I have heard people pray for peace and that is good…but why not send a message to God of what you truly long for, by focusing on Him and His goodness, while facing the storm. I truly believe that once we turn away from the storm, to focus on the master of the storm; that is when the imaginary thoughts will remain distant from us, while allowing us to live with a reality that speaks peace…Amen!!
Well…time to enjoy a hot meal and some relaxation. I truly hope and pray that God will cover you tonight, with His comforting peace. Take care and I will hope to be with you tomorrow!
Goodnight & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! I truly hope and pray that your day is off to a good start…and that you will feel…and truly experience the powerful presence of God in your day…Amen!!
As we begin our time together, I would like to PRAISE GOD, for all He’s doing in my life! Last night and this morning, I have had minimal pain…and oh how I praise Him! I’ll tell you people…He’s a good God…that is, if we choose to connect with Him, rather than the circumstances we face!
One thing I have truly come to learn; is that when I am going through some form of circumstance…I need to take the need to God and leave it there; but I also need to listen for His sustaining response.
I would say that about 2 days ago, I was truly seeking God…because the pain in my body was so bad. After pouring my heart out to God…I chose to listen for His response…and one of the first things that came to my thoughts was ginger water. I know that this may seem strange to you; but our God is a God, who can work in many different ways…even through the simple and unusual things of life.
Anyways, I chose to try it...so for the past two days, I’ve been drinking the ginger water 3 times a day…and you know what…the pain has been gradually lessening. I don’t care what anyone says…when we are not only willing to give our needs to God; but also willing to listen for that still small voice that comes from His presence; then I believe with all my heart; that these moments will become the remedy to our hurting hearts…bodies…souls and spirits.
This morning, as I was thumbing through some Bible verses; God led me to several Bible verses in Proverbs 2:1-5…and we read… “My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2) so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3) Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4) If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5) then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.”
You know…I think we tend to seek after the circumstance, even more than God. If we were to stop and think on how we react to these moments of affliction; I think that we would come to see that we are pursuing the problem and inclining our thoughts and hearts, to what that problem is attempting to convey to us.
One thing we truly need to remember; is that when we pursue the problem…the problem only worsens with time; but when we choose to pursue God…through the problem; later, we do come to see that we are being led away from these moments of despair, to experience the remedy to that problem.
I remember a time in my life, when I never listened to anyone, except for myself and the problems I was facing at the time. As I look back…there is one thing I clearly see…and that was where those problems led me, due to my response to the problems. I truly believe that I could have come out of those devastating moments much quicker, if only I would have chosen to listen to God instead.
You know…it’s bad enough that we have to experience these hard and painful times in our lives...but it’s even worse, when we choose to walk down the path of needless suffering. We must realize today; that the direction we choose to take in life will either intensify the problem or become the remedy to what is hurting us...and I don’t know about you; but I choose to listen to God and discover the true remedy that can help me. Ask yourself this question today… “Why am I going to God with this need…only to follow after my own ways…or the ways of this circumstance?” We are either going to allow God to put out the fire of affliction…or we are going to add more fuel, to a bad fire that is already burning, by connecting deeply with our problems…the choice is up to us.
Today, I pray that we will allow our thoughts to be shut off, to what the problem is attempting to convey to us; that we may clearly hear the voice of God within our spirits…a voice that can truly become the remedy we need, during these troubling times…Amen!!
Well…time to begin my day! I truly pray that you will experience the mighty…loving and powerful presence of God in your day! See ya soon!
Have a great Friday…and many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…