Hello everyone…and a “Happy Wednesday” to you! Welcome today…to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…thru the Risen Hope Ministries! It’s so good to have you with me once more…and I pray that as you begin another new day; that you will truly feel the presence of God…above everything in your day!
As I’m sitting here in my office today…visiting with you; I’m looking out to a very cold and snowy day. To me, it’s so amazing, as to how I can feel the depth of winter around me…just by taking the time, to focus on every little detail of winter. I wish I could feel this way in the middle of summer because I probably would feel much cooler. Anyways…there is one thing that has truly become a part of my life, since God walked me out of the long years of deep pain and heartache; and that is to be able to perceive everything around me in a different way; then what I used to.
It’s amazing, as to how pain and deep heartache, can take us down to a different level in life…and I like to look at it in this way…as though it’s a time, when God brings us down to His level…through the humble moments of affliction. I truly believe that when we choose to let go of our own ways…and the difficult moments that we are walking through at the time; then we truly do experience God’s ways…which are so much deeper.
You know…some people have said to me that I am gifted…but instead, I say that I’ve been blessed, by a powerful and loving God…and one thing I do know…He’s the same for others, as He has been for me. We just need to be willing to let go of our own plans and ideas, when it comes to walking out of despair. There’s something about walking out of these difficult moments with God; that completely changes a person’s perception on life.
One of my favorite and most peaceful things to do; is to just stare out my window before I write…and look for the presence of God around me. When I see the wind blow, through the tree branches outside my office window; I often wonder if God is breathing down around me…or when I see an ordinary blue sky, turn to shades of pinks and purples; is this God’s way of painting a message in the sky; that He is ever near?
When I went through the most recent knee surgeries; I would get so tired of being locked up in the house; so my husband would pack me in pillows and take me for a ride in the country. Sometimes, we would also go to a lake and park there…as I sat and viewed something different than my home. As I would sit there and relax…God’s thoughts would enter mine and before I knew it…I was writing beautiful words, as His presence surrounded me and brought peace to my heart.
You know…how many times, do we miss out on the presence of God…only because our minds and hearts are caught up, in what is happening around us. Through my own life experiences…I know that when we are willing to walk out of these difficult moments with God; then much is learned along the way…and life is also seen in a different way…a way that truly draws us even closer to Him.
May I encourage you today; to not focus on every detail of the problem; but instead, let God lead your mind and heart to a different level…a level in life that will always help you to feel deeply connected with Him!
Well…it’s been another great visit today! Thanks for sharing these precious moments with me…and I pray that as you walk through another new day; that you will look…listen and anticipate the presence of God in your day! Take care…and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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