Psalm 23:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Psalm 23:6 says that surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. That's only half the scripture but I want to talk about look back. What if we saw goodness and mercy when we look back? Such a powerful sentence and truth in our lives. There is no need to recall our mistakes of life because God's forgiving power is in action. The second part of that scripture is this: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Wow, forever is a big word and the complete scripture brings life to us. Choices of what we think about my friends.
BEFORE I COMPLAIN ~
Think about God's mercy
God has brought me a long way in life. I can look back to see God giving my life, but I can also see how my own mistakes shaped my future. There is grace and another chance in life that carries us further than we might imagine. God opens door than no man can shut. Maybe that door that shut in front of you, kept you from harm or a big mistake of life. Sometimes we think we want something, but God knows what's best. Sometimes an unanswered prayer is truly a answered prayer.
A BOX OF CEREAL ~
I was a kid and wanted this certain type of cereal. My mom wasn't a big cereal person but she bought me this cereal. I wanted it for the toy inside of it. Little did I know that the cereal was taste so bad. She made me eat it anyway and told me it was a lesson. You don't pick a cereal by the toy or the picture on it. It reminds me of things I wanted in life, but down the road I realized I wanted the wrong thing. The picture might have been perfect but the lasting choices wasn't. I hope that makes sense to you.
I can look at someone's life and think they have the best life ever. As I get to know that person, I find it much different. They had a lot of struggles to get to their now of life. I would not have wanted to go through their past to their now. Finding myself seeing my own life different. My own choices have shaped me into the person I am now. I am a good person and one of kindness. It's okay to speak things out that you know. God grace have brought me through so much in life. I will forever be grateful to God.
BEFORE YOU COMPLAIN ~
Proverbs 18:21 New International Version (NIV)
21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
I had to stop thinking about somethings that brought my thought process to sadness. I don't have certain things I wanted but I have so much. I purpose to think about the things I do have and the relationships that spur me on daily. God does answer our hearts desire and keeps us in perfect peace. There is so much to gain daily in life and share kindness with others. Daily our lives makes a difference and each of us are important. Our yes to God can bring new beginnings to others as well. Our story matters and it continue on today. Be grateful for all the things you do have and be careful in making choices of what you want in life.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.