IT'S TIME TO SHINE ~
The clouds will roll away and you will see clearly
Throughout life, there will times when you must takes your moment. I was speaking with a friend yesterday and found that words I said made such a difference. I don't know everything, but I do know a lot. I realized had I not listened, I might have missed my moment. I know that God has called me to write, teach and lead with compassion. The year was 2004 and everything would change in my life. I saw life in a different way and the value of one day.
Throughout the Bible, there are times of instructions, moments and listening. As we continue to read, we will continue to grow from moment to moment in life.
Colossians 4:2-6 New International Version (NIV)
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
BRING OUT THE BEST ~
Reading the word of God, devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful. So many changes happen in one day and there are times when we must rest in moments of life. Looking into the mirror of my life, I want to see the relfection of God. Walking a path that is true and as real as I can be. There are moments that take me away by thinking wrong. The enemy of our soul wants to destroy us and we might not realize that in a moment's time. Be careful and guard your heart.
Proverbs 4:23New International Version (NIV)
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
God wants us to guard our hearts and realize how special a moment's time is for us. Things change suddenly and we learn who to count on in life. We can certainly count on the name of Jesus and know that he never leaves us. We must know that God guides our lives in ways we don't always understand. We lean not to our own understanding and seek God in our moment. The Bible speaks of wisdom in Proverbs.
Proverbs 4 New International Version (NIV)
Get Wisdom at Any Cost
4 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
pay attention and gain understanding.
2 I give you sound learning,
so do not forsake my teaching.
3 For I too was a son to my father,
still tender, and cherished by my mother.
4 Then he taught me, and he said to me,
“Take hold of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands, and you will live.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
9 She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.”
You can continue reading in Proverbs Chapter 4 about Wisdom. It is amazing how God guides us through the words in the Bible and in our moments of life. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Don't loose a moment that God has given you to spread your wings. It's time to fly and let go of what you can not change and change the things you can.