Hello everyone...and a very "Happy Wednesday" to you all! I truly hope that your day is off to a good start...and that you will feel the presence of God in your day...no matter what! It's another beautiful morning here...a day that holds new possibilities; that can only be seen and experienced, as we walk through each moment of the day with God. Praise Him, for the hope of a brand new day!
I will never forget the moment, when God introduced me to this Bible verse in Matthew 10:39! I was only a teenager at the time...but not any ordinary teenager; but rather, a teenager, who was going through so many surgeries...pain and the empty feelings that came through a lonely life, of just me and my problems.
One day, as I opened up God's word...I never really knew what I was searching for...but God knew...even without one word spoken...and from there, He led me directly to Matthew 10:39. Little did I know that He was about to let me experience this Bible verse firsthand.
As this Bible verse seemed to continually come to me...I never was able, to fully understand it's meaning, until I walked through some very difficult times of loss. As some of you may remember...I had a bike that meant the world to me. I saw this bike as a friend, when others walked away...and I saw this bike even more, as a way of being free, from what was taking place in my home at that time.
One day, I was with my family on vacation and I had taken my bike with me, as we were going to camp out. As I rode continually around the campground...all I felt for that moment, was the wind blowing through my hair...and the feeling of being free and happy...that is, until my knee dislocated. This wasn't the first for me, as I had come to see earlier in life; that I was born with a deformity that caused both knees to dislocate, from time to time.
Anyways, after the knee dislocated...we had to go home early, as the knee was swelling badly. After returning home, an appointment was made for me to visit my Orthopedic surgeon. One of the things he asked me was this... "Diane, what were you doing at the time, before the knee dislocated" and I said... "Riding my bike." As the doctor came closer to me; he said... "I'm sorry Diane, but there can't be anymore bike riding." My heart instantly fell to my stomach...and what a sad day that was for me.
Later, as I watched another girl and her father drive away with my bike...I knew that life would never be the same for me. Little did I know that every loss that was taking place in my life at the time; was so God could fill those empty voids in my life with Himself...and that is exactly what He did. Even though I went through a lot of hurtful moments in my life...in the end, I did gain God, which has meant so much to me...because you see, the bike only brought temporary peace and happiness to my life; but God made my life complete.
No matter what you are facing today...and no matter what loss has entered your life; may I encourage you to look for God through it all; because as I have found out...He can truly fill the emptiness within and even give you a new start in life; that will cause you to never be the same again...praise Him!
Today, as we walk through this day, I pray that you will come to truly see that God can be everything, for everything you lack in your life...and that you will come to see how rich His presence alone can truly be!
Have a great day...and I will hope to be with you this evening! God bless!
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