FOLLOW THE PATH ~
We must continue to do the right thing, call upon the name of Jesus and trust without limits. God is big enough to turn one life around and greater things come from broken places. I was speaking with someone last night, I said, "I know I have taught much through the hardest places of my life". She agreed with her own life as well. I know that we have all sinned and needed to ask forgiveness. God looks upon our hearts and knows us before we were born.
Psalm 51:17 New International Version (NIV)
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.
God is a God of grace and mercy. I am not a person who likes to be around frustrated people. Life is too short and we need to stay focused on purpose. I was given a prophecy in my younger years. It would speak of how I had words to bring life into my home. Words of positive things to my husband and children. My first example was inside my own home as my kids grew up. I didn't always make right choices and I clearly see that now. In my older years, I am able to teach others and continue to lead by example. I can look back to see God at work in my life. Yes, even in the hardest thing of life, I can hear God saying to stay on the path. The path I (God) have chosen.
Deuteronomy 5:33 (NIV)
Stay on the path that the LORD your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.
Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
FOLLOW THE PATH ~
God has connected you to this blog of reason. There are no accidents with God. He knew that I was to be born and I would write on a daily bases. God knew that you would be reading this right now and planting words of peace within your heart. I look back to see how my mom didn't always have the best example as a mother. Her mother died when she was 5 years old. She would be passed around from one family member house (Brothers and Sisters) and never quite fit. She told me stories of life in her 80's and I never realized the depth of her loneliness until after her death.
My mother (Alice) would call me her baby. I never quite got that statement either until......after her death. She saw me as this little girl in the picture above and I saw me as a kid trying to grow up, have my own family and be happy. It should have all blended together and yet I felt lonely inside. My mother didn't join me at movies, events for my kids or anything that seem to be special to me. Yet, I look back to her frustrated most of her life. Maybe, just maybe that frustration came from being a lonely child, her husband (my dad) died when she was in her early 40's and never remarried. She was angry with God and I did my best to make her smile.
I realize today, we can NOT take someone out of their anger, they must do it. I love my mom with all my heart and always wanted to hear words from her. Words like, "your a great daughter". She wasn't able to communicate well right before she died, but the night before, she spoke words that I will always remember. She came back to her full mind and said, "I know I have not been a great mom and I'm sorry. You are a great daughter and I love you. Then there were more words, but I'll keep that to myself right now. It was all kind, tears flowed and I never knew she was enter Heaven the very next day. Had I realized that, I would have stayed with her all night in the care home.
Friends, we can NOT live with regrets. We must live in fullness of joy as the Lord says and know that each circumstance and each situation we can grow from it. So I am growing today another year older and wiser by my own experiences. Tell those you care about that YOU LOVED THEM, share TIME with them and never live in regrets. Let the past grow you into today and live in freedom of life. Life is short and I went around a mountain too long now. It's time to release what I can not change and change the things I can.
I value your time, sharing life with me and I care! My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.
~ Sparkie (Giving a shout out to my mom today for birthing me, taking care of me and teaching me the best she knew how) I totally love you mom in Heaven and I love my life. Thank you God for allowing her to be my mom and for her freedom from pain on earth.