Ecclesiastes 2:26 New International Version (NIV)
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Chasing after the wind? I think we must balance out our daily lives. We need money to make it in life, but we also need God in our lives. A God who gives us a new day and the ability to choose right. So many changes can happen in one day. The changes of good things and the changes of harder things. The Bible speaks of a mystery of God and his hidden treasures.
Colossians 2:2-3 New International Version (NIV)
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
PRAYER WORKS ~
God speaks of coming to him and believing. I know that some prayers don't get answered the way I think they should. It belongs things and struggles may accuse. The big question of why God? Yet, I have seen the miracle working power of God. I have seen the impossible to my eyes become possible. I've been on both of sides of miracles and no miracles. I have found God faithful and though the times of not getting my prayers the way I think, I've watched God work it out other ways. I think the one of the most important things I've learned, is there are seasons of life. A time for all things.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens
WISDOM ~ I find that knowing the difference of when to speak matters. The balance of life in each day and each situation. Making the best out of this day and everyday is important. I love being a Grammie and I see the importance of words, actions and setting up legacy.
Proverbs 17:6 (ESV)
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
Even if you don't have grandchildren, you know children you can impart wisdom too. Just a smile and kind words helps a child more than you know. I love volunteering in my granddaughters classroom. I can not only help the teacher, but I can show kids that I care. Life is so short and we don't even know what will happen today. I know I'm writing you now, but I don't know what is ahead. I have set my plans today and let God guide my way. I've learn to trust in him with my complete heart. When hard things hit, I go to prayer. When good things hit, I praise him. Daily I communicate with God and love that special times of know that he cares bout me. Through it all, I've learned to trust him.
I hope this day is amazing for you. I value your time and you reading this blog. My prayers go out with you, your family and friends daily. I appreciate messages when you send them to me. Know this, God created you for purpose and your example matters. Someone is watching your life and you are important. Don't forget to speak life words to yourself and then to others. Happy New Day!