Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! It’s so good to be back with you today…and as we begin our time together, I pray that the truth of God’s word will free us and help us to see life through His eyes, rather than the eyes of this world…Amen!
Yesterday, I started our time together, by sharing a little of my journal with you…and what God had taught me through that particular time in my life…and because I was so moved with the words that God had given me yesterday, I decided to share a little more of the journal with you today…and we read… “How is it that God has allowed even more loss within my life? Is it that He wants to create even more room, for Him to work within me?
Oh how we see loss differently in this world…and oh how we allow these moments of loss, to distract us from what we can truly gain through these moments of loss.
The things we lose out on are going to be eventually lost forever; but what we gain through them is eternal.”
As I look back on my life, I remember experiencing many times of great loss. As the doctor told me… “No more bike riding…no more tennis and no more ice skating…it was as if I had been singled out by God, to suffer in a world of my own. From there, I came to see that I would also never be able to have children. As these moments of great loss began to pile high before me; my eyes began to convey to me…a God that had stopped loving me.
Later in life, God led me to a Bible verse that truly set me free from these thoughts…and helped my eyes to view these moments of great loss through Him, rather than myself…and the Bible verse He used to help me is found in Matthew 10:39…and we read… “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”
One thing I can say for sure…I have gained so much wisdom through these moments of great loss. In fact…it has felt like an exchange to me…my loss for His gain. In other words…the moments of loss were only emptying the heart; so I could gain more of Him.
Now as I look back on my life…I am seeing it in a different perspective…one that has caused me to see the true reason for suffering and loss. Yes…these moments I faced were not always easy to get through; but what I have gained through it all, has truly made my life richer, than what I could have ever obtained through the things I once lost.
The one thing I truly took hold of in Matthew 10:39; is where it says… “…and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” You know…as I look back to my growing up years, I realize that I never really knew the true purpose for my life. It seemed as though I was piecing my life together on my own…only to experience moments of great disappointment; but as God began to work…it was as though He was chiseling away my own desires, while allowing these moments of great loss, to be filled with the true purpose He had for my life. Now as I look at my life, I see more and more…that if these moments of great loss would have never taken place; then I wouldn’t have been prepared to serve God, in the way I now serve Him.
No matter what we face in life, we must remember that when we give our lives over to Christ; that it’s His decision, as to what direction our lives will go…and even though loss and great disappointment may come to us; that doesn’t mean that God has stopped loving us...but rather, He is preparing us for the true purpose that He had in mind, since the day we were born…and once He has completed His work in us; that is when we will have truly found the real reason for living.
Have a great day…and may you always see your life, in the way that God has destined it to be! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain