Joshua 10:25 New International Version
25 Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the Lord will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.”
Moments ~ there are things in life that make us wonder. We can not figure out why or what is the next step. Suddenly God reminds us to be strong and courageous. Looking back on my life, I can see those moments when I cried so much. I felt the pain as someone else felt pain. Life changing experiences that affect us forever. As moments of life collect, God word speak of working all things work for the good.
Romans 8:28 New International Version
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
We have all faced moments of change and new beginnings. I can only look back to see the moments I collect to save forever in my heart. There are moments I need to continue to trash and leave alone. There is just a fine mixture of life. I love looking out over the water and seeing the waves move back and forth. It reminds me of the power of God and his faithful to my life. I may not have the things I wanted in life yet, but I do have precious moments of watching lives change to better.
Moments of love that carry us through each day ~
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 English Standard Version
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Live in today ~ there will be new moments today that will last forever. Make sure you hold onto the positive ones and let go of the negative ones. Although the negative ones do change us. We either become better people or bitter people. I have learned that the choices of someone else, can affect me as well. Even in that situation, I can become a better person and not bitter. Be careful of your thoughts because we can give them power. Think upon what God's word has said and keep that kindness going. Oh I am not saying that's easy, but so necessary in life. To be liked minded with Christ is a choice.
Philippians 2:2 New International Version
2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
Moments ~ my joy is complete
I will trust in the Lord with all my heart. I lean not to my own understanding on somethings of life, but allow God freedom to make positive changes in my life. Even if some of those changes go through some painful times. God is good and we must rest in his power, his love and his plan.
Happy new day to you and my prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Thank you for taking the time to plant a little hope in a big day ahead. Remember to collect moments that will stay inside your heart forever. Life isn't always about material things, but priceless moments collect.