Psalm 147:3-5 New International Version (NIV)
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
A DIFFERENT WAY ~
Have you ever gone somewhere and there was traffic? Then you wonder if you had just gone a different way, you might have gotten there sooner. The bottom line is you are stuck in the traffic and you must keep going forward. I like to use this example is our spiritual lives. I have wasted days before by thinking too much about the past, the present and even the future. God tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 that he has a plan, a promise and future for each of us. His plan can not unfold if we don't stay straight on the path he has chosen for us. We might not always know the complete path, but certainly daily counting blesings and communication with God. You can read this word (Bible), listen to great music and praise.
A DIFFERENT WAY ~
My granddaughter (Brookley) found a picture of young man. On the back was written words of being happy he met me (Janet) and looking forward to our future together. I had just graduated high school and he was in college. I felt like I could spend my life with him and then I met Terry. Two different young guys who walked different paths of life. I ended up marrying Terry and after he saw this picture, he said, "do you ever wonder what life would have been like if you married him?" Of course I do wonder, but I look around and see that I wouldn't have the kids I do, my grandkids or life as I know it. I wouldn't be writting this blog and I know I'm on the path God has chosen for me.
That is one example of wonder and yet I felt a peace from God. I'm trying to show you today how one decison can affect a life time of decisions. I've made wrong decisions in life too and had to go through some consequences I never wanted. Lining my life up to God's will is a daily things for me now. I do my best daily to show God's love and actions. But I am human too and I do wonder at times of life.
God's way is found throughout the Bible in scriptures. It takes one decision to follow Jesus with your heart and he will guide you to the next one. You choice in life to to become better or bitter.
Matthew 5:9 New International Version (NIV)Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
My prayers continue for you, your famiy and friends daily. I thank you for taking the time to read this today. Just a little encouragement daily can go a long way. Happy to new day!