Hello everyone…it’s so good to be back with you today! Lately, I sure have been enjoying our visits…because God is not only using my life experiences to encourage you; but this has also been a great time for me, to pour my heart out before God through the writings…so I praise Him, for not only using me to reach out to the hopeless; but I also thank Him, for loving me so much; that He would use these moments to help and encourage me too…praise Him!!
As I sit here and spend another evening with God…and with you, my friends…I truly thank Him for bringing me through another day! You know…when I got up this morning, I started by focusing on God’s goodness and all that He had done for me yesterday…and this alone got me out of bed and helped me to put these two bad legs and feet on the floor.
After getting around for my day…and doing a little ministry work, I decided to finish cleaning two rooms; that still needed to be cleaned. You know…I remember a time in my life, when I could just go through the house and get everything done at once…and maybe there was minimal pain; but now I find myself splitting up the rooms and cleaning a little at a time, due to even more pain. I find that as I’m getting older…and also as I’ve lived with these leg problems, for about 52 years now; that the things that once seemed so simple, aren’t always easy for me…but I do praise God that I can still clean and do some of the things I enjoy.
Anyways…back to what I was saying…I decided to clean the dining room and kitchen today, as it had been a couple weeks, since I was able to do those rooms…and while I had plans to do that; I also wanted to do a little project in the dining room. You know…God has not only given me a gift to write; but to also decorate, which I just love to do…and recently, my husband helped me move a couple pieces of furniture around in the dining room, which ended up being a hutch shelf and small table, which actually appears to be one piece of furniture. Anyways…I wanted to do a little decorating on the shelves and add some fabric backing to the shelves, as I just love rustic country.
As I began the project…all was well; but as the project became a little more than what I had expected…I began to wonder if this was a good idea, as my foot was now beginning to pain pretty good. Even though I felt like quitting…there was something within me…nudging me along. I just knew that God was longing to teach me something from this; so I continued on.
After finishing the project, which just turned out so beautiful; I still had the cleaning to finish…but you know what I told myself…don’t focus on this…but keep going…and as more of the work got done, I truly began to see what I had reaped, by not giving up. Now, I have the house all cleaned…and a beautiful rustic shelf in my dining room.
A Bible verse that has truly meant a lot to me…especially today; is found in Galatians 6:9…and we read… “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
As I look back on my day, I realize that everything that got accomplished was only because of a greater strength than my own…and just think on what would have happened, if I would have given into my weakness. The way I see it; is that I would still be sitting here this evening…wondering how I would ever get those two rooms cleaned…and on top of it, I wouldn’t have that beautiful hutch shelf to enjoy…every time I go through the dining room and into the kitchen.
Tonight, I may be in some pain…and pretty tired; but I experienced God in my day…and that makes it worth it all…for it was only through His strength…and Him nudging me along; that led me to accomplish everything in my day. How I praise Him tonight, for His loving care!!
No matter what you’re walking through today, may I encourage you to not let that circumstance rule your life; but rather, look up to the One who can give you the strength you need, during times of weakness. One thing I know…He will be there, to help and hold us up…through the moments that just seem so impossible to get through.
Well…it’s been another great day…and as we close our time together, I pray that you too, will discover all the great benefits that God longs to share with you…benefits that can keep you lifted up on high with Him, rather than face to face with a problem.
Take good care…and may your day be a very special one…and I will see you soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…