We might wonder why things turn out the way they do. Moments that seem to overpower us and tears that won't seem to stop. Sleepless nights and distractions on every hand. It is take to take a deep breathe and reminder yourself that the devil comes to steel, kill and destroy. He wants to distract you from the plan that God has for your life. We must turn our thoughts back to God and his plan. It's not always easy, but important that you do. Jesus wants to be in your daily life, let him in. I want to share a few scripture with you now.
John 10:10-29 New International Version (NIV)
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me-- 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”
CAN YOU HEAR ME ~
The word of God stands true to me and I hope you as well. Stories of people who have gone on before us as their life examples are important. Maybe you won't be Noah and build a big boat for animals and your family to travel on. Maybe you won't be thrown into a Lions Den or swollen by a big fish, but you are who God create you to be. An overcomer of your own sin and God forgives. Your story might not be written within the Bible or another book, but you know how God has brought you through stuff. Stuff that should have stopped you for serving God, but his power drew you back or did it? Maybe God is calling upon your heart today to surrender some things to him.
I have found being human means we want human things. It's hard to cast away thoughts and live by faith at times. It's hard when the natural eye see's heartbreak and people going down a wrong path. I can't even imagine how God feels when he see's his children make mistakes. Yet, his heart is big enough to forgive and forget. No more reminders of yesterdays sin, but a brand new start.
Line your life up to the word of God and allow God freedom to mold you. Being molded into a person who can forgive others and forget too. Letting go of what you can't change and changing the things you can. Keeping a Jesus attitude in life and living by example the best you can. It's a new day and new thoughts. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Thank you for taking the time to read this, planting hope, hearing words and speaking truth! Happy new day to you.