Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)
A Time for Everything
1 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 day with a title ~ Holiday
A reminder of years past and how things used to be.
A day with new beginnings and God can shine his goodness in this special day.
God tells us that there is a time for everything. We must believe this and guard our hearts daily. So many things change in our lives. There are times that people change who sit around our tables during a holiday. Maybe you are someone who actually sits alone. Life does change and we are left with memories of yesterdays whether that be good or hard.
We must not become bitter when hard things hit our lives. To live in the land of peace and better things head is important. To trust God without limits and to know that you are here on earth to live. Yes, there is a time to grieve and a somethings that grieving hits us at unknown time. Sometimes that grieving hits us on a holiday. As we approach Thanksgiving Day, let us remember what the day is all about. Be thankful for life and those in your life, but guard your heart.
I was at the grocery store yesterday to pick up milk and bread. As I walked down the isle, I saw Thanksgiving isle. All the items you might need for a Thanksgiving dinner. Bringing back memories of my mom (in heaven) and all the things she so loved for Thanksgiving dinner. I began to cry and memories flooded my mind. I had to move past it quickly and stay on focus at the store. Once I got in the car, I cried. I actually cried a lot. It is hard seeing a loved one go to Heaven, even if it's our goal to enter heaven one day. Things do suddenly hit us and we must deal with it.
Proverbs 4:23 New International Version (NIV)
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
Maybe life hasn't turned out like you thought. It's been hard and you find yourself at a cross road of trust and faith. It seems as if everything happens good for everybody but you. Well that's not true, because many people face hard stuff. Your not alone even though you feel like it. You only need to reach out to God and allow him freedom to bring people into your life. He pulls us out of hard situations and the good things are coming. The Bible speaks of a season of all things. That means hard can come, but good is coming too. Hold on my friend and know that I'm praying from the middle of my heart. I know what's it is like to struggle through the holidays of lack of money and food. I'm not saying it's easy at all, but God has a plan and is on your side.
I was speaking to someone last night. Trying hard to encourage this person and I kept hearing the same thing. "When is God going to answer". I told this person, the answer is right in front of you. God has answered but you need to step into it. God opens a door, but you are the one who must walk through it. God wants you to take the next step. In other words, we prayer and then action must come. I had to repeat this two times but the person said, "oh I get it".
I don't know what you are facing today, but keep trusting God. Know that his answer might be right in front of you and you need to take that next step of faith. Sometimes we must go through something, before you see the results. You can do this and purpose this a good day. Let us celebrate Thanksgiving season with thanks!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.