Hello everyone! First off...let me welcome you today, to my brand new page... "Heart to Heart Blog!" As of today, I will no longer be writing on "Moments Spent with God;" but the writings on that page will remain; so if you would like to go on there and read; then please feel free to do so, whenever you would like to do that.
As some of you may know...I just took a week off from the ministry work; so I could rest and spend some quiet time with God. You know...it's so easy to get into a rut, while serving God; that the ministry ends up feeling more like a business. Anyways...as I took this time off...to share some quiet moments with God, I asked for His help and guidance and in return, He placed the idea on my mind and in my heart to do a blog, where I could share my thoughts and feelings with you...anytime I want...as a means of getting away from schedules. In this way...the day is opened up to God; so He can work with me and I can remain in sync with Him, while showing His love and care for you.
As I continued my time off...God took me to the "desert"...a place, where I was away from everything, except for Him. As I began this journey with God, I was so tired and worn out; but God began to renew me and refresh me in His Spirit. You know...sometimes, we all need to get away with God...to a place, where we are not only able to connect deeper with Him; but also with ourselves. It seemed like for the longest time, I was so busy with the ministry and other peoples needs; that I had neglected myself...and you know what...God sees these moments and that's when His perfect love steps in and says...time to take a break and let me care for you, which He truly did for me.
I came to see through this time; that less is actually more, in the eyes of God. When we give what we can give at the moment and then let go; so God can have plenty of room to work; then what little we did at the beginning, will actually sprout up into much more; that can be used for God's honor and glory. You know...it's so easy to get caught up into how we need to make life happen; that God ends up being left out completely. I also came to see that we can smother God, with our own plans and ideas...thinking that we always need to remain in control; but like I found out...all that does is exhaust a person and take them down and out of commission with God.
As of today...I'm not on any schedule but God's. Life is different, with a peace that has taken over the anxiety and frustration; that once attempted to take over my life. I came to see through this much needed time of rest; that a time of rest actually becomes a weapon against evil because the enemy longs so much, to find us weak and tired...to the place where evil can step in and take over.
You know...no one can understand the life of serving God, through ministry work, unless they are doing it themself. It's so easy to always feel the need to do everything; but these moments only block out the power of God, which I truly long for. God reminded me that He has a time frame for everything. Trees don't grow instantly, to their full height; but rather, they grow with time and God can only make something beautiful, when we allow His time to play a part in our lives or whatever we may be called to do for Him.
As I spend this time with you, I can actually say that I'm at peace. It wasn't just the rest...it was those special moments that God and I shared; that changed my life around; so my life could experience this perfect peace...that only comes from above.
All I can say now...is thank God for new beginnings! Now, I'm back on track...definitely in line with God and what He longs to do throughout the remainder of my life...and when I grow weary, I will always have these very special moments to think back on.
As I close my time with you, I would like to share one very special thought that God shared with me, as we wrapped up our week together. "Be strong in God and He will always be strength to you!" In other words...turn to a strong God, while facing the weak moments in your life and in return, He will always be the strength you need, while walking through the challenging moments of life.
I hope you will come back from time to time and pay me a visit, as we share heart to heart...some very special moments spent with God!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...