Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! I truly hope and pray that your day is off to a good start! As I look out my window this morning, I am feeling as if winter left and spring has sprung…as our snow melted during the night…and we are now getting rain. I guess the seasons don’t have to change, in order to experience the symptoms of other seasons. No matter what is happening around me right now…I praise God; that His Son, Jesus Christ lives within me…and nothing can change that…praise Him!
Well…I don’t know about your day; but I’m going to be back in my kitchen for a little while. God’s idea and my plan; is to prep some things, for all of my weekend meals. In that way, I will be able to give this foot of mine 2 days off…to just rest and do nothing but visit you from time to time…and besides, I need to let these legs of mine have a break; so I can enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The other day, I was mentioning to Keith, as to how I have always had to plan out everything in my life, according to the condition of my legs…but you know what…I praise God that He has been in it all. Without Him…life would be so much more difficult for me…as I once experienced in the past.
One of my very favorite Bible verses; that has always helped me in life; is found in Proverbs 16:9…and we read… “A man's heart plans his way: but the LORD directs his steps.” How many times can we say that we truly listen, for the still small voice within our spirits…a voice that can keep us from destruction and the obstacles that can slow us down in life?
I remember a time in my life, when the only one I listened to was Diane. Those were the days, when nothing seemed to go right; but as I became more in sync with God along the way; I also came to listen for the still small voice of His presence within my spirit…and to this day…God has become the remedy, to making life much easier for me. Maybe I still go through some tough times…just like you do; but God has definitely kept me away from the path of needless suffering, which we all know is only going to make life that much more difficult.
This past Tuesday, I had to go grocery shopping…and I was going to have to shop for several weeks…along with my food for Christmas Eve and Christmas. I knew that I would have to spend more time of this painful foot; but I went with the idea that I was going to let God be my strength.
After we finished with the grocery shopping…the foot was beginning to pain quite a bit. As Keith and I stood outside waiting for a taxi…I truly felt as if God was conveying to me; that He was there for me…if only I would call on His name. Within a minute or so of feeling this within my spirit…I said… “Oh Lord, I could use your help.” After turning around…I saw a vehicle coming our way…and it was the taxi. Later, I told Keith about it…and we both agreed; that the minute I became in sync with God, rather than focusing on the pain; that is when He began to go to work, on my behalf.
No matter what we face…and no matter how difficult life can be; I pray that we will open ourselves up to God, rather than the problem…that we may be able to reap His very best…even through these hard and difficult moments of life.
Well…I’m off to my kitchen…and I will definitely be listening for that still small voice within me, as I prepare some food, for the next few days. I hope that your day is also a good one…and that you too, will come to hear that still small voice within you! Take care and I will hope to be within you this evening!
Have a great Friday & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain