Hello everyone! Welcome back to "Heart to Heart Blog," with me...Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain! I hope you all had a nice weekend and a great Monday...I know I did!
Actually, my morning started out better than it has been starting out. If you don't know this already, I live with chronic pain, which can make a person feel as if they are on a roller coaster. One minute the pain is fine and then it begins to put me to the test, as the pain begins to slowly rise to a peak; then as I reach the top...the pain plummets out of control, until I reach the bottom. One thing I can testify to tonight; is that my God always seems to be riding the roller coaster with me and I'm so glad that I don't have to go through these moments alone. In fact, I have learned to depend on God fully for these moments and He has become my pain pill...the One who brings peace, during these difficult and very trying moments.
After getting several hours of rest yesterday and a pretty good night of sleep last night, I awoke to a brand new day with God! One thing I'm learning to do...more and more; is to let Him walk me through my day. Before doing this, I have a meeting with God every morning and we spend time together before I journey thru the day with Him.
This morning, as we began our meeting time, God took me through the 26th chapter of Psalm. What amazes me about our time together the most; is how God leads me, to just what I need for that specific moment in time.
Anyways...as I was finishing my reading this morning, I really came alive, as I read verse 12, which says... " I publicly praise the Lord for keeping me from slipping and falling." You know...we all seem to find it easier to get caught up in the challenging moments of life; but have we ever really looked at what it would be like, if we didn't have God to keep us standing during the difficult times? I like to look at moments such as these, as though God is suspending us above the pit that could take us to a place of total destruction. Wow...we truly have a lot to be thankful for...just knowing that God is there to spare us from total defeat!
After finishing my time with God this morning, I did my prep work for dinner in the kitchen and then I had some ministry work to do and from there, I began to work on my audio podcast for Wednesday, which will be something special for Thanksgiving; so you won't want to miss that!
Now another day is coming to a close and I'm enjoying a quiet moment alone with you and God. I treasure these moments, as they bring peace, into what was once a busy day. As I sit here with my feet up and the lights dimmed in my office, I am focusing on the goodness of a loving God...One who truly was strength for me today and One, who will be peace for me, throughout the night hours. What a comfort to know that God can truly be everything...for everything we need!
I hope and pray that you have also had a nice day and that you will feel the presence of God's peace in your room...wherever you may be right now. Always know how much God loves you...and how He longs to not only love you but care for you too!
Well...time for me to say good bye. I sure have enjoyed my time with you and please come back again tomorrow, as we share the goodness of God...heart to heart!
Blessings on your night!
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