Hello everyone! I hope and pray that your day is off to a great start! Today, I would like to welcome you back to “Moments Spent with God!” I am so happy to have you here with me today and I pray that we all will truly feel a special touch from God, as we spend some special moments with Him!
As I started my week yesterday…the days began to get busier for me; as soon, the “Diane K Chamberlain Ministries,” will be called the “Risen Hope Ministries.” Just a reminder, while we are on the subject; that on January 30, 2017, the new ministry name…logo and web address will change. I am having the Diane K Chamberlain Ministries URL forwarded to the Risen Hope Ministries URL, so no one will lose sight of where I am…but to help you out a little, the new web address will be www.risenhopeministries.com …as of Monday, January 30th.
As I stated above…yesterday began to get very busy. I found myself between our kitchen and my office, as I was on the phone and chatting with those, who are helping me with this transition. It seemed that after doing my morning schedule, from 7:00am – 8:30 am; everything seemed to be going just fine and then all of a sudden, it was as if Satan himself stepped in and began to terrorize my morning. Things were beginning to get on my nerves and before I knew it, I was falling apart.
As I went into my office, to have a talk with God…before diving into the rest of my work, I began to apologize to God and as I was bowing my head and looking out the window, it was as if God was showing me how forgiving He could be. The thoughts that filled my mind were definitely thoughts, from God’s heart to mine. As peace began to overshadow me, I began to see how easily we can compare God’s ways, to the ways of this world. In this life, we come in contact with people who are filled with hatred and unforgiveness; but we must remember that God is the complete opposite.
You know…its Satan, who wants us to believe that we have done the worst thing ever. He has a way of hanging it over our heads, until we begin to believe the thoughts that he is attempting to convey to us. Satan knows that if we come to believe the deceptive thoughts that he implants within our minds; then just maybe, we will sink deeper into despair, until we find ourselves trapped in these deceptive thoughts and ideas.
Today, I have been given a gentle reminder, of how loving…compassionate and forgiving my God can be. He is definitely a God that lifts us from the rubble of our mistakes, while brushing us off and sending us on our way once more. He is a God that understands the tears that fall from our hearts and He is a God who is more than willing to walk way beyond the fault, to work with the need of our hearts.
You know…it’s so easy to know what God stands for; but to believe in His ways and live them is a whole different story. Once we can separate ourselves from the thoughts that make us feel worse than what we already feel and begin to experience what God truly stands for; then and only then, will we come to see that life doesn’t have to be so difficult and that there is forgiveness and a means of beginning again.
Today, I pray that we will fall into the arms of a God, who longs to make everything new again!
Blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…