The story begins in Genesis in the Bible.
New International Version
The Beginning1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty,darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
GOD HEARS YOU ~
I wanted to write from the beginning of the Bible this morning because God created from the first day! I believe that everything happens for a reason. Somethings in life will be our choice and somethings in life with not be our choice. We walk down roads of smiles and down roads of tears. The journey is called life and it happens different for each. Yet, we can totally relate when we hear a story. One story can share hope with someone else.
I was in class last night and I found myself having a very hard time in concentration. It seem like any little noise distracted me and I asked several times of the women to be quite so I could talk. I was in a different place last night. I had a very hard day and yet felt the obligation to teach. My mother in law/love is in her last days of life. As I began to share, someone told me after class how they admired how I press through the day to still care about others. I began to share how the JOY of the Lord is my strength but I also get strength from coming on Wednesday nights.
I compared Wednesday nights like filling up your gas tank when empty. It is just that spark I need to get through the day when the days have been hard. It's also the spark I need when the days are good and I feel friendship in the room. The calls is called, "THE WELL", because Jesus met the one woman at the well. She shared her heart and Jesus gave back to her words of life. So much changes in our lives and staying connected to a positive group of women or men is important. We were never created to be alone in life. Sure we go through hard things and God guides are paths to each other. Just like now, here you are reading this for a reason. Maybe a reason bigger than you think.
YOU ARE IMPORTANT ~
Just like the one woman at THE WELL. God created us in his images. Male and female for purpose and he is right there for you each day of life. Just like the one day, he created one day for you and of me. Learning is a process in life and we need to learn that God never leaves us. Grab onto that and take that deep breathe to say thank you God for everything I do have in life. I"m not alone, I have you and now I will purpose to connect with someone today. Reaching far beyond myself and even giving a smile to a stranger. Open a door and even saying HI to someone passing by.
Life is short my friends ~ life is short!
I thank God for one day that he changed my heart. Turned it from anger to seeing his plan unfold. Had I never said yes in 2004, I certainly wouldn't be where I am today in God. Teaching, leading and doing my best daily to share hope. I make mistakes and I cry, but I see that God is always there. He is my hope in the darkness hour and my hope in the lightest day. I cried out and God heard me. I cried out and he connected our paths. Now I cry out for you and know that God is able to meet you right where you are today. My prayers continue for the readers of my blog, your family and friends.
God has a timing for everything!