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John 1:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
The Word Became Flesh
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
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John 1:6-8 New International Version (NIV)
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
John was a witness of God and was sent by him. His story at this point is like you and me. God created us to be a witness for God. You are a witness of the light that only comes from God. Think about the big picture of the beginning and how God created each day. Then God created Adam and saw that Adam needed Eve. The great fall of the enemy of their soul would take them down. Their story would be written and behind the scenes of their lives, is yet a story that wasn't written. Like what went through their minds and the true heart break of messing up? Once again, just you like and me. The great fall happen because the Bible says that we have all sinned.
Romans 3:23-24 New International Version (NIV)
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Life plays out with choices and how will you allow God to use your life? Will you be the one to make a difference not only in your life or others? Will you allow God to let his light shine through your life? Our choices will make a huge difference today. Maybe it's time to think about their sacrifices and what is the right thing to do. Sometimes we must put ourselves aside and allow God's power to work through us.
I think the great disappointment comes in when we expect too much out of others. People don't know what we think or what we expect unless we tell them. I have found myself living behind a mask of pain, disappointment and tears. I can't be you and you should never want to be me. Although, I see things like a big house, a swimming pool with it and the joys of others. Some people have more than one big house, swimming pools but material things aren't everything. I sit and wonder why I don't have those things. When in reality, I don't have those things because I made wrong choices in younger years with my husband and we didn't learn to balance money for retirement. We spent too much on the now, instead of planning ahead. I have learned a great deal over life and try my best to teach others while they are younger. I find myself a good mentor and know the power of God changes one's heart. The outcome is far greater than eyes can see at times. That is part of behind my scenes of my life and it hard at times.
I have seen how behind the scenes of my own life has brought a new day of God's grace. His mercy continues as I learn and grow in his ways. I may not understand all his ways, but I have learned to trust him. Trust is a huge factor in life and we just know we can count on someone. I hope you know who you can count on in life and don't take them for granted. Share life daily with those you care about and let no behind the scenes of life stop you. God is greater than any mistake, mess up or failure. Go ahead and trust him to bring a brand new beginning. Forgiven yourself, forgiving others and standing tall in his grace.
My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends.