Ephesians 2:4-10 King James Version (KJV)
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
BUT GOD ~
A plan far beyond our own belief and ways.
A surrender heart to God changes us from the inside and it will show on the outside. You and I are God's workmanship which is beautiful and unique. I like verse 8 above: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
I hope you truly get how important your life is and there is only one you. You are gifted and talented beyond your own knowledge at times. When I was a kid, I didn't see myself the way I do now. I grew into a strong woman and I count blessings of daily life. I stand firm in the word of God and I pray daily for the readers of my blog, your family and friends.
BUT GOD I WANTED ~
True friendships and you have given them to me.
I know the importance of prayer and seeking God for greater things, but praising him for what I do have. It's time to spring up and thank him for a new day. God changes things in our lives because he knows the future. He is a good father who knows what is best for us. I do believe that prayer changes things too. God has shown me miracles of life and I want to share that with you. We certainly have times of wanting our prayers to be answered one way, but God chooses another. One of my examples of life is my brother. He was 37 when he died from cancer and I wanted God to give him a miracle. I was told the miracle came by God taking him on Christmas Day. Hard for a brain to deal with but it's true. God gives us appointed days on earth and one day we will leave for Heaven. It was just his time and my heart knows that now.
Yet, we can pray and those prayers get answered exactly the way we want. Trusting God from the middle of our hearts and allow him time to mold us. I didn't become this person of faith overnight. I grew as I leaned into his will and I hope you are doing that too. One day a time, but seeing how far God brings our lives is valuable. Recalling great things and knowing faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. The Bible remains the same, God remains the same and it is us to continues to grow into a stronger person by his grace and mercy.
BUT GOD I WANTED YOU and you came into my heart. God you changed my life completely and I will forever be grateful. I ask that the readers of my blog feel you today and know that you are able to handle whatever they face. One prayer makes a difference and one life makes a difference. Help us all to reach to you and live for you. For those holding for a miracle, God grant it. AMEN.
Purpose this a good day.