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…