Hello everyone…and a Happy Friday to you! Welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog!” I truly hope and pray that your day will be a good one…and my prayer for you; is that you will experience the depth of God’s love, as you walk through your day!
Well…yesterday was a different kind of day for me. Lately, I have not only been struggling with chronic pain…but other health issues too…and since Thursday’s are always my busiest day of the week; the struggle can be a little more difficult for me.
Anyways…after starting my day out on Twitter and then following it up with some cooking in my kitchen; it was time once more, to write for Sunday Inspiration…and by time, I reached that moment in my day; I felt as if I was hanging on by a thread…but one thing I’ve learned; is to keep pressing on because Satan would just love to see me give up.
After finishing in the kitchen and heading back to the office to write; I just sat with God for a little bit and shared my heart and the tiredness I was feeling. You know…He definitely is the best One to turn to, during these times of struggle. Anyways…as I continued to spend time with God; I began to tell Him; that there were times like these, when I just didn’t feel strong enough or well enough, to be serving Him. It was only within a few minutes; that I felt His still small voice enter my thoughts, as if to say… “Diane, are you perfect?” I instantly began to see what He was trying to say to me…and I responded… “No Lord, I’m definitely not perfect.” Then as I turned my head to look out the window; the corner of my eye caught something…and as I looked up on my neighbor’s roof behind us; I began to notice a heart shaped mark, from where the snow had melted. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing because that spot on our neighbor’s roof was the perfect shape of a huge heart. I stopped for a moment and really began to take in…even more, of what I was looking at and then I thought…wow…could this be God’s way of reminding me, of His love for me…especially now, as I needed to know that?
You know…one thing I learned through that afternoon with God; is that the Christian life will never be an easy one, as we are continually facing the opposition, which is Satan…and there’s just something about being reminded of this…something that keeps a person pressing on; but yet realizing at the same time; that even though we strive for perfection…we never will be perfect, until we reach heaven.
Later that day, I tweeted this on Twitter… “It's not about wearing the title "Christianity;" but rather, it's about living the title of Christianity. Are you still standing with Christ, when the day goes from sunshine, to pouring rain?” You know…it’s so easy to wear the title of Christianity…but what happens when the rain starts pouring down and life isn’t up to where it once was? Can we continue to press our way through the rain…or do we find it easier to lay our title of Christianity to the side, while we sit in the pouring rain and give into whatever has come our way?
I have learned that these difficult times not only make us stronger; but they also become little stepping stones that lead us further in God’s direction…and one thing I know for sure; is when we choose to sit along the wayside of life; then we will never see where those stepping stones may lead us.
Well…even through the struggles of this week…we all have survived; so may we continue on and find the strength through Jesus; to live the life; that He created us to live! Have a great day…and weekend and I will hope to be back with you on Monday morning! Take care and many blessings on your day!
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