There was a time in my life, when everything had pretty much died. Never did I know that God was beginning to journey with me, through the deep heartache and pain I felt at the time. This journey walked me through many surgeries…pain…loss and the deep heartache of a past that I barely survived.
After walking through much pain and deep heartache; I actually thought that this was where the journey was coming to an end. Little did I know that this was only the beginning; for He had plans…plans that He had made; even before creating me. I have come to see that a perfect God doesn’t allow two legs to be formed imperfectly…in a way that would even amaze the doctors, unless He a plan from the very beginning.
My God had taken hold of my life and was beginning to walk me from one path to another…and each path would serve a purpose, for that plan that He had predestinated for my life. First…words began to enter my heart and thoughts…words that would touch this broken life of mine…words that would not only be used to heal my own life; but the lives of others too.
As His Spirit began to enter mine and begin a good work; words of poetry began to flow from His heart to mine…words that would become a comforter…a comforter that would cause my heart and mind to rest in Him. Then from there; quotes…thoughts and words of hope began to flow from His presence and then devotionals that would inspire and encourage the broken hearted.
When I stop and think about it…I have really journeyed with God, since the day I was born; even though I never saw it at the time. As I look back; I see the many times He touched my life and spared me, from a pit of total destruction…and I have to tell you that there are not enough words of thanks, for all He has brought me through.
Now…after spending some very special moments alone with God this past week; He is now opening up a new path before me. While being off this past week; there is one thing I did…and that was to get very deep and intimate with God. Much music flowed through my headset, as I meditated on His word and loving presence. Little did I know that the notebook I purchased a few days prior to our talks would begin to fill up with words, from His heart to mine…words that would become a road map, for the days that lie ahead of me?
As I stared out my window one day…God allowed my eyes to look at one of the trees in our yard. It was a tree that had been hit by lightning…quite some time ago; and through that time of destruction, my husband and I had thought that the back of the tree had been totally destroyed; but as I looked over in that direction for the first time; I noticed that a brand new tree (not a limb) was growing out of the stump that was left behind; from the destruction that had taken place, due to that lightning strike.
As I sat here in awe, of what I was seeing; God began to speak to my heart…and these are the words He shared with me that day… “Diane, I took the stump that was left from your life, after being struck down and now…new life is springing up from that stump; for what Satan attempted to destroy; I am now rebuilding and you shall be a young tree; that will produce much for me.”
After spending moments like this with the Lord; I began to see the path that He was now opening up to me…for now, He was going to open up a new kind of writing that would allow His heart to touch the heart of others…just as He had done for me that day.
As you can see, I have now begun a new page…a featured page on my website; titled, “A Journey of Thoughts from God’s Heart to Yours.” I will no longer be journeying alone with God; for now He is inviting you to enter the path with us. I will be spending much time…meditating on God’s word, while sitting in His presence…and the words that will be written on this page, will become thoughts and messages, from His heart…directly to your heart.
As I begin another part of this journey that I have been on, for many years of my life; I pray that you will come and connect deeply with a God, who longs to be everything for you. Let His words open a path between you and Him; that you may walk and journey with a God, who longs to be hope for you…no matter what you may be facing at the time.
The time has now come to start anew…for God has brought me out of a dry and barren desert; to a place, where a new path stands before me. I truly hope and pray that you will leave every piece of excess baggage behind…to come and journey with me and God.
Many blessings on your day!
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