Hello everyone…this evening I am sitting in my office with the lights dimmed, while spending some very quiet and beautiful moments with Jesus! As I was singing and listening to one of my favorite songs, which is titled “Holy Ground;” the wind began to blow outside my window…and as the tree limbs began to lift up to the sky…I had a feeling come over me that Jesus had truly stepped into these moments with me. I can’t think of any better way to spend the end of my day; then with Jesus…praise Him!!
Anyways…as I’ve been sitting here this evening, I began to think back to last night, which was quite the opposite of today. The pain levels in my body were rising…and the tiredness I felt was only out to convince me that I would not be able to accomplish anything today.
Later, as I prepared to go to bed, I began to talk with God and I said… “Lord…You know what I’m feeling…and it’s not that good; but Lord, I am asking that you would give me peace and good rest tonight…and that tomorrow would be a better day for me.” From there I laid down and fell asleep for most of the night. The following morning, I woke up and saw that my alarm was about to go off in about 15 minutes; so I decided to sit up in bed and slowly wake up. As I did…I sat on the bed and wrapped my foot…and as I finished, it seemed as though a surge of energy began to take hold of my body. Before I knew it, I was up and at it…getting ready to begin my day. Even before coming online, I did a little prep cooking in my kitchen for that night…got around and then I was back to the ministry work.
After finishing online, I turned off the computer and just shared my heart with the Lord and asked Him to give me His perfect strength for the day…and you know what? I was able to clean three rooms of my home; that really needed some dusting…on top of everything else that needed to be done.
You know…I am seeing more and more; that we should never get too attached to what is going wrong at the time because just as I have learned; we can be drawn so easily into these discouraging moments; that before we know it, we begin to convince ourselves that we just can’t make it. If I would have followed through with last night’s thoughts; then nothing would have been accomplished…and even more, I would have never been able to experience a strength that could truly take me beyond my weakness.
You know…I have come to see how easy it is to get off the beaten path at times. Either we let our emotions…or even a circumstance take us to a place, where the hope we once experienced is no longer there; but in Isaiah 30:21, we find hope…and we read… “And if you leave God’s paths and go astray, you will hear a voice behind you say, “No, this is the way; walk here.” This is exactly what Christ did for me. Even though my thoughts we headed down a road that said… “You just can’t do this”…God was already ahead of me, as He said… “No Diane…walk here and I will give you the strength you need.” I’ll tell you…I could find no greater friend than Jesus! No matter how difficult the moments of my life have been…He’s ALWAYS been there, to point me in the right direction, while ALWAYS giving me the strength I needed for the journey.
No matter what you may be experiencing right now…don’t give into the thoughts that are being conveyed through the problem; but rather, look to a God who can give you exactly what you need for the journey…and one thing I know…He will do it!
Well…as my day is coming to an end, I somehow know that tomorrow will be just as good as today…and why? Because the God who brought me through this day, will be there, to bring me through my tomorrow!
Have a great day…take care and I will hope to be with you again soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain