Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all! It’s so good to be back with you today…and I truly pray that we all will experience God above everything else in our lives, as we walk through this brand new day…AMEN!!
The other night, I was thinking on all the loss that has taken place over my life…and that was due to a very bad day and evening of pain. You know…it’s amazing what a bad day will attempt to do to a person. Anyways…by time I was getting ready to go to bed…I was still living with a relentless pain in my legs…a pain that I had just had enough of, which only led to an upsetting evening. As I talked with my husband…I said to him… “Is this all my life will end up being?” In other words…will I just go through pain…just so I can write about it? As you can see, I had been through enough that day…to the place where I felt that I was once more facing even more loss with these legs, which only took me back to all the loss that has already taken place within my life over the years.
For some, who may not know a lot about me…I have truly experienced great loss within my life. It seemed that each painful moment in my life…replaced every loving desire that I ever had. Due to the condition of my legs and the problem I was born with in both knees…moments came, when the doctors said...no more of this and no more of that. It seemed that all my life amounted to at the time was sitting on the sidelines of life, while others did the things that I longed so much to do. Then, as I became an adult, I watched other women my age have children, while I lost the chance of ever having a child of my own; but one thing I learned over time; is that for every moment of loss…there is so much more that we do gain through Christ; and even though I didn’t see it that way at first…I eventually did, which has truly made my life content and even more complete.
One of my very favorite Bible verses; that has truly helped me to overcome the loss in my life; is found in Philippians 3:8…and we read… “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage; that I may gain Christ.”
You know…loss in a worldly sense tells us that we have nothing left in life; but I have truly come to see that loss through God’s eyes; does help us to see that we have everything…and much more than what we first had.
When we can see the loss that we experience in life as rubbage…or something that won’t make a lasting impact on our lives; then we will truly come to see the moments we gain through Christ, as something more valuable in life…and this is exactly what I’ve experienced.
Even though I may have bad days that remind me of all the things that I no longer have in this life…God has a way of jolting my thoughts back, to what I have truly gained…and these are the moments that have truly led me to His very best for my life. I may have never experienced the things that I longed so much to experience in this life; but I have truly gained a relationship with Christ that is lasting…one that has allowed me to connect so deeply with Him…to the place where I can serve Him; and to me…that’s the best thing I could ever experience in this life. What an honor and privilege, to be chosen by the Most High God, to serve…love and encourage others in need…and just think…it all came about through the loss…that I had at one time thought, would make my life so meaningless.
No matter what you have had to give up in your life, may I encourage you to walk beyond it with Christ; that He may also show you the things that He longs to replace, through these great moments of loss? I truly believe that when we can see these moments of loss through God’s eyes, rather than a worldly eye; that is when hopelessness will be replaced with a new hope…a hope that can lead us to something even better, than what we first had…Amen!!
Well…time for me to go and spend some more precious moments with God and my husband…and then some rest. I truly hope and pray that your Sunday will be a very special one! Please take care…and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow!
Many blessings on your day!
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