Romans 8:28 New International Version (NIV)
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.
There are moment when I must remind myself of that verse above. Knowing that God works the good in life even through some hard things. I find myself being reminded of negative things in life and they can overpower the positive. So much wasted time on thinking about things I can do nothing about in life. I sometimes feel like my voice isn't heard on certain things and that does frustrate me. I have learned to speak up and go after what I know is right in life. Being kind and loving people where they are at, but deserving respect back. Not everyone speaks to you in the proper way. Maybe they forget who you are to them, but never forget who you are in God. You do have a voice and you do have a purpose.
MOMENTS ~ LIVE BY THIS
Psalm 119 New International Version (NIV)
1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes
and seek him with all their heart--
3 they do no wrong
but follow his ways.
4 You have laid down precepts
that are to be fully obeyed.
5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast
in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I would not be put to shame
when I consider all your commands.
7 I will praise you with an upright heart
as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will obey your decrees;
do not utterly forsake me.
Striving to become a better person and not bitter. Things in life can change us inside and nobody can see that or can they? Some people know us and they can tell by the look on our face. God knows us from the inside and knows our hearts. I choose to learn God's way and live in the peace he offers me.
HIGHLIGHTED MOMENT ~
Yesterday, I was talking to a friend Pastor Vanessa and she pointed out some good things to me. She stopped and took a moment for me to pray. That prayer changed me on the inside because I felt the holy spirit talk to me. She also mention a time in life when she told herself one more push up, just one more. Her story connected to me when one more moment, one more hour, one more day and the list goes on. So much more was said but the one more meant a lot to me. I found myself going home feeling refreshed and knowing that God has brought my family through a huge thing. Just one more day closer to total healing of many things. I felt the Lord say, "START TO PRAISE ME".
God wants our praise in all things. Sometimes it's hard to praise in a storm or even a little moment of life, but look at how far God has brought your life! Wow, it's amazing the things God brings us through and let us not forget those moments of life. Somethings are over, yes just over! Praise God he bought you through that and now look where you are. Another day to trust him, praise him, love him, worship him and count blessings of what we do have in life. Stop for a moment and see what you do have this day! Go ahead and name out three positive things in life.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Little moments or big moments can bring us to praising the Lord for a new day, a close closure to our dream and living in freedom of him. Try speaking positive all day and see how the day ends. Full of praise and yes getting over some negative moments but thanking God for positive ones too.