Hello everyone…and a big welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries. I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit and my prayer today; is that we all will truly come to connect with a God, who longs to love and care for each one of us!
Today, I have been sitting here in my office…thinking back to the many times that God and I have shared time together…through over 16 years of writings. I remember a time, when I could count on both hands…all the writings that God and I had done together. Now if you ask me how many…I can’t even begin to tell you…for it must be in the thousands range. To me…this is just an example, of just how much God loves each of us…for these writings come from a God, who longs to love…encourage and care for us, during the darkest moments in our lives.
You know…I’ve had people thank me for the words of encouragement that have truly touched their hearts; but what I really want people to know; is that these writings are God’s way of loving you through me. It’s been through the pain, tiredness and moments of deep heartache; that He has brought my heart down to His level…where I can hear His still small voice within my spirit; so you see…what you are actually experiencing through these writings; is the deep love that God truly has for you.
When I look back to the very first moment, when I began to write; all I remember, was words coming into my thoughts so quickly; that I could barely write them down. After a short while, I got smart and began to put ink pens, in every room of our home…including the bathroom. I have written on Kleenex…toilet tissue…napkins…and any other thing that was handy at the time. In fact, I have a box of writings that have all been done on Kleenex and once in a while, I get them out and read them…and even lay them on my chest, as a means of closely connecting with God…heart to heart.
Through time, I have truly come to see that it was God, who allowed me to go through a lifetime of pain and heartache; that I may humble my ways and let Him rise up within me…connected as one, to help and encourage others in need…just as I once needed that encouragement.
As I’ve journeyed many years with God…others have wondered why God didn’t heal me…or either they want to pray for me to be healed…and believe me, I’m open to whatever God longs to do within my life; but one thing I know at this time; is that it’s not His will, for Him to heal me…and I know that for real in my heart; for He needs a heart that can feel and remember pain and heartache; that the writings would truly be able to reveal His presence, to others in need.
You know…sometimes people get discouraged, when God hasn’t healed them; but one thing I would like to say; is to not let these moments take you down; but rather, look and pursue the reason behind God’s response…for He may have a true purpose in your life…to use the moments that Satan has attempted to destroy you with. When we look through the Bible…there are many, who were used in this way…and I truly believe that God still works in and through each of us, in different ways.
No matter what I face in life…I count it an honor and privilege, to serve the Most High God…and I know that one day, I will complete this journey and take that final step into Heaven, where I won’t hurt anymore…a place, where God and I will truly be as one, for all of eternity!
Well…I hope that you have enjoyed this time with me…just as I have…and I hope that this will also help you to understand the life that God has called me to live for Him. Today, I pray that your day will truly be filled with His loving presence! Take care and I will hope to be with you, on New Year’s Eve morning! God bless!
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