Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE ~
Trusting is a huge part of life. We learn who we can trust and who will be there for us through it all. We do things different and that's okay. I was never meant to be you and you were never meant to be me. Our thought pattern is different, our actions, attitudes and even the way we look. We were designed by God for his plan. Although, each of us were designed to serve the Lord with all our hearts. That means turning away from somethings of life and distractions of life. Turning to God with a surrendered heart and seeing things his way.
Psalm 139:13 (NIV)
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
If you have ever watched someone knit or maybe you do that yourself, it takes time to design the thing you are doing. God has taken time to design you and knew you before you were born. We don't always know the plan of God for our lives. It takes trust and leaning toward him to guide us. It takes time for us to grow into the person we are meant to me. We can lean hard things stop us or push us forward. We have the right to say no to God or yes to God. The yes to God will open up a amazing new lifestyle and seeing God in all things. The Bible speaks of a time for everything. So there will be ups and downs of life, but God is always there leading the way.
Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)A Time for Everything3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
I see God at work in my life, my family and friends. I see how some are very happy this day and others are going through extreme health issues. I rest in knowing God is able to handle this day, just like he puts the clouds in the sky and paints them different everyday. I never want to forget the hard things of life, that is where God was and I didn't quite get it. I get a lot more today as I grow deeper in God. I see how he can handle my life just fine as long as I give things to him. There will be things I can not change but I can pray. Praying not only changes things, but it changes my outlook too. I do trust the Lord with all my heart and I will purpose to lean to him. I hope you do too. Let us agree to purpose this a good day that the Lord has made for us.
My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends.