LETS BE REAL
Time move quickly by and before you know it, things change. That can be a sudden change or something you knew was coming your way. I find myself looking for someone who has the time to talk or just sit to listen. I love the beach and often pretend I am sitting there watching the waves and listening to God. Sometimes I feel as if he doesn't hear me, but down deep inside I believe he does.
God speaks to us in many ways! We must listen and be still at times of life. Life often takes us down a busy road and no end to over thinking somethings. There is a balance to all things and we must listen to the word of God. Love can outweigh the busyness of our lives and to refocus on what is true.
Ephesians 4:15 New Living Translation (NLT)
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
CAN WE JUST TALK ~
So what happens when you feel a million miles away from God? What happens when your faith seems to be gone and suddenly feel this lonely feeling inside? It appears that God is no where to be found in certain times of life. We must keep pressing toward him. He is still there and hears the cry of your heart. The Bible says to SEEK HIM and you will find him and I hold onto this verse:
Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT)
7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
DON'T GIVE UP BELIEVING
SPEAK LIFE ~
Proverbs 18:21 NIV
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
I received a message yesterday from a friend who is having a hard time believing. I have been there too in life. It's hard when one struggle, carries into another struggle of life. Things appear to pile up and you wonder where God is in life. I find that remains true to his word and my thoughts matter. I was in a place of life when I was just mad at God. I lost a lot of material things and my brother died on Christmas Day years ago. I have told this story before but felt to share it today again. Somebody needs to hear this. God is still faithful but when we turn our thoughts away from him, we loose our hope that he is real. We take on thoughts the enemy of our souls wants and their is a dividing factor, between you and God.
Do not allow the devil to separate you from the joy you once felt in God. The joy that comes as you see God working things out. The joy you felt as you surrendered that first day unto him. Learning and growing takes a lifetime because things continue to change. The verse above speaks of THE TONGUE has the power of life and death. Turning out thoughts to positive thoughts of things Jesus has already done in our lives totally helps. Remember that time you prayed and God answered right on time? But we can also remember that time when you prayed and things didn't turn out the way you thought. I've been in both places of life.
The holy spirit tugs on our hearts not to give up. To surrender those negative thoughts and pick up faith again. Just like when you meet a new friend. You enjoy talking and sharing time. Then over time, the joy doesn't seem to be as much anymore. It's ok but not like it was when you first met. Then there is another friend who you totally see for the first time overtime you meet. You feel free to talk, share time and value their lives. God is that kind of friend to us and he always wants to spent time with us. Time is listening to music or just sharing some words with each other. Sometimes in life we can not believe for ourselves and that's where real friends come in. They help us by encouraging words and time.
All of the words on this page is why I write this blog. I care about you (the reader). I care that you don't feel alone or unwanted in life. Jesus is a real friend who sticks closer than a brother and he has connected our lives by words. I take time for you each day and God wants you to know that you are important!
Thank you for taking time to listen. There are things we might never understand, but we can not loose hope. I felt God stirring my heart to come back to him. To forgive and see that someday it might make sense. Less than a year later, I saw how God connected my life to new people who believed and encouraged me by things they had went through. After all, I was young in God and his word. My age was 32 years old and wonder began to sit in. Now almost 30 years later, I see how God has used every part of my past to help someone else. I also see how far God has brought my life. I understand so much more and I want you to see your now is a new beginning of another day of life.
My prayers continue for the you, your family and friends.