*Due to my health (chronic pain and illness), I will be off until Tuesday...April 21, 2020
Hello everyone…I sure hope that your weekend is off to a great start! You know…it doesn’t matter what surrounds us at the time…only what lives within us that matters; so my prayer for all of us today; is that we will be able to see something good from the inside out…Amen!!
Yesterday afternoon, I was preparing a few things for this writing…and I just love doing that because moments like these connect me close to God…a place where I long to be, especially during times such as these.
Anyways, as I was thinking on the writing for today; I was also thinking on how every step we take truly represents a part of our life and what God has planned for us, as we go from one moment to the next…so when we hurry ahead of God; then we tend to miss the steps that could help us through other difficult steps ahead…while lagging behind could possibly keep us from reaching what we need for the moment. In other words…every step we take in life counts for something…something that unfolds a part of God’s plan within our lives.
There’s a Bible verse in Ecclesiastes 3:11; that has truly meant a lot to me over the years and we read… “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
What is so amazing about this Bible verse; is that God has already set eternity within each of our hearts, which means that He has had everything planned out for us, from the very beginning. Just think…He knows everything about us, from beginning to end…and He does long to take the ugly moments of life and make them into something beautiful; but how will we ever know what He’s up to…or how will we ever experience these moments, if we are rushing ahead of Him or lagging behind Him?
One thing about rushing ahead of God; is that we seem to get in too big of a hurry, as we want the answers to our problems right now; where on the other hand…lagging behind can become a form of giving up or losing faith and hope in what God can truly accomplish. We need to realize that life will only fall into place, when we remain in sync with the One who holds the pieces to our lives…the pieces that can be used, to fix what’s been broken.
You know…as I have been sitting here writing, I have been wondering if we are just thinking too much on what is going on around us, rather than focusing on where God longs to take us in life…through these troubled times. Don’t we realize that God already knows the steps that we’re about to take and where they will lead us? Life can be so much easier, when we just take each step through life, as God leaves the footprints behind, for us to step into.
Today, can you say that you have rushed ahead of God unknowingly…as you are in a hurry for a cure, to whatever is ailing you; or are you the one who is tired of what is happening around you…to the place where each small footstep has caused you to lag behind. No matter where you are in life right now, may I encourage you to get back in sync with God and let Him walk you through these difficult times? One thing I know for sure…He will never leave you or forsake you; but instead, He will always work with you, to make all things beautiful in your life once more…and how does that happen…when we are willing to take life one step at a time with God.
Have a nice weekend…and know that God loves you so much…more than you will ever know!
See ya soon and I pray many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain