Joshua 24:15 King James Version (KJV)
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
MY HOUSE ~ MY HOME
There is an inter peace that only God can give you!
I've gone through days of much sorrow and much happiness. I had material things that made my life happy and suddenly they were gone. Then sorrow came and I had to learn new normals. I've learned over life my heart (my home) will serve the Lord. There is a peace knowing God and prayer works. Everything doesn't turn out the way I think it should, but I believe it turns out the way God wants it too.
In seasons of letting go of loved ones as they reach Heaven before us. It's too hard to explain the depth of that pain. We don't want them to be in pain anymore or age catches them old. I go back to the verse in the Bible that our home is in Heaven as well. One day we will go there and others will remain here sad about us not being here on earth. It was God's plan that one day we would be born and one day we will die.
Hebrews 13:14New Living Translation (NLT)14 For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
I have experienced the sudden death of my dad, 6 months for my brother to live with cancer, and old age with my mom. Each experienced taught me things, I've grieved and I know their resting place (Home) is now in Heaven.
I have learned over my life time that my choices affects not only me, but others. I see how one decision can be so valuable or so sad. Our right to chose is important in life and a choice given by God. Your free will and your decision to make God the head of your home. Learning his ways and allowing him to guide you so gently in life. We find our happy place in different places, but the key factor is God.
MY HAPPY PLACE ~
People talk about their happy place and I find my happy place being with my family and friends. A special connect time and sharing life together. We just finished a get away at a beauty Lake House. It was simply beautiful weather, a time of swimming, fishing, jet ski's, tubing on the water and great food. The best part was TIME with each other. I enjoy the SUN very much. I love the warmth and the peace it gives me to be outside.
I was sharing with someone about my childhood. As a kid, I stayed in my room a lot doing homework or talking to stuff animals. There were no cell phones or even a TV in my room. I felt alone and sad a lot of the time. While other kids played outside, my mom was afraid I would get hurt. Who would know that inside that room, I would develop a desire to teach people kindness and want to become a person of freedom.
I wasn't quite sure that freedom would feel like, but I wanted it. I grew up in the 60's and I saw a lot of changes in life. I would develop my first real friendships in middle school. I still have two of those friends in my life (Cheryl and Juanita). I saw how homes were different and even food in their homes were different. I started experience change and wonder began in my brain.
A house is not always a home, but a home is where the heart is! My heart belongs to God and his will has become my will. I prayed for things in life and I've seen many come to pass. I also have other prayers that I believe I will see come to pass. Inside of my home (my heart) I find peace beyond a human understanding. I find love from my family and friends in many ways. I've learned to guard my heart and not allowing my thoughts to carry me away from God's truth.
The truth ~ is the Bible
HOUSE ~ HOME
Having a roof over my head is important. A roof over my soul is important. A roof over my choices is important. You are very important in the site of God. Build you life upon a solid foundation in God.
Matthew 7:24-27 King James Version (KJV)
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
HOME ~ Chose to build your house (Home) upon the rock Jesus!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.