BEAUTY FOR ASHES ~
Your yes to God goes further than you might ever know
I had a dream that spoke to women and received freedom from what held them back. God wanted to set their feet on higher ground and have them experience true freedom in him. I learn from when I speak and know that when God stirs my heart, I just need to say it. Sometimes holding back, is not doing God's will at all. Skipping over things might make us miss out on blessings too. God has a plan and it's clear in Jeremiah 29:11. It states a plan, a promise and a future promised by God. Turning our daily lives over him is such a joy and a safe place to tell God anything. He wants to hear from us and he knows our hearts desires.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
The word delight means ~
When we do a kind act to someone and they say thank you, I often say, "It's my pleasure". I like helping others and doing acts of kindness. My life as a little kid was hard. I had kids who bullied me, teased me and even a teacher who made 4th grade so hard for me. It was like I was the dumb kid in the class. When I couldn't spell a word, she laughed and then the class laughed. It was 4th grade and I have never forgotten the laughter of the teacher and the kids. Something in life hurt us but can inspire us. I took that event and when home to talk to my stuff animals. It was there that I said someday I will grow up and teach people to be kind. The kind of person who won't tease others or laugh at time because they can't spell. I never wanted anyone to hurt like I did that day as a kid.
I see that event as ashes in my life and they remain there at times. I look over them and see how far God has brought my life. He brought me out of pain and continues to grow me in him. I find that life is short and the things we get stuck on matters. Letting go of what we can't change but learning from it. Letting go of what we can change and changing the things we can. I want others to see me as human and I make mistakes but I grow from them. I stir up faith and I allow God to lead me daily with kindness.
Yesterday after I spoke at our Women's Service, I heard so many words of encouragement. Just the fact that I shared the middle of my heart. The pain of seeing my daughter go through the hardest thing of her life, but the miracle of her daughter who she can hold. Life is amazing at times and we share the amazing love of God daily with others always. Life is also hard at times, but saying yes to God in the hard times but us freedom of knowing is able to keep us.
Thank you for taking time to read this and sharing time with me. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I want to personally thank each one who came yesterday and spurred me on. I had a friend who came for the first time and her words were, "it was important to you and that's important to me". That's what I always say too. Sometimes we sacrifice things we want to do, to be there for someone else. Acts of kindness really do go a long way my friends. Purpose this a good day!