BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" Psalm 8:4
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! Last night, as I spent some very precious moments alone with the Lord; He took me back to a time in my life that truly brought some happy thoughts to my mind and heart…and today, I would like to share these thoughts with you…through this heartfelt writing.
Yesterday afternoon…after doing some office work and cooking, I decided to take a break and go outside and breathe in some fresh air. While I was out there, I also wanted to see if a few of my lilacs were in bloom enough to bring indoors. Every spring, I have looked forward to these fragrant flowers that seem to take me back to my childhood…where I once picked lilacs from my great-grandfather's bushes. I will never forget what I felt as a child, when I walked into his front yard in the springtime…to view the white and purple lilacs that outlined the curvature of his yard. With each step I took…the yard seemed to come alive even more with the fragrant beauty of these flowers.
After enjoying the sweet aroma of these flowers for a while…a small bouquet was picked from the bushes…and from there, they were wrapped in wet paper towel and plastic wrap…to keep them alive until they were passed from my hands…to my teacher's hands. This became one of the most special memories that has always brought a warm feeling to my heart each spring.
Now, as I'm sitting here…enjoying another visit with you today, I am looking at a beautiful bouquet of lilacs in my office window…and as I smell the sweet aroma of these flowers; God is using these moments, to take me back to a memory that continues to bring a smile to my heart.
Throughout my life, I have endured so much pain and heartache; but yet God continues to use these hidden and treasured memories, to brighten a day that can sometimes seem so dismal. I don't know about you; but the awful memories of the past can make me feel so overwhelmed at times, along with the pain I endure on a daily basis; that is, until God pulls up a forgotten time in my life, from the file box of my mind…one that can make me see that life wasn't always so bad.
God definitely knows how to love and care for us like no other. In fact, I have come to see that He can use moments such as these, to bring a smile to a heart that can feel so overwhelmed by life. Maybe you too have been hurting in this way. If so, why not get alone with God and let Him walk you back to moments that can help you to reconnect to His loving faithfulness, rather than remaining locked up in these moments you are now facing; and from there, let these special moments with the Lord refresh you and take you away from the dismal moments you're experiencing right now; that you may be reunited with a hope that can help you to continue on. You know…the Lord doesn't have to help us in this way; but what I have come to truly see; is that He has a love like no other…a love that will go the distance for us, just so He can make our day a little bit brighter. Could it be that we are too caught up in how we feel at the moment; that our own thoughts have cluttered the heart and unknowingly pushed Him out? Right now, we just need to let go and give Him the time that He so longs to have with us, so He can love, hold and care for our broken spirits. One thing I can say to you today; is that once we give Him the room, He needs to care for us; that is when I believe that we will come to experience a love like no other.
What a great way to end the week! Thank you, Lord, for all the encouragement that you have given us…from your heart to ours this week! As we close this time together, I pray that you will have a very blessed weekend…and that you will return for another great God inspired visit on Monday! Take care…and may God truly bless your heart! See you on Monday...God bless!
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