Throughout life, God has a plan for each one of us. His purpose continues through his word (Bible) and throughout time. Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future. This verse is a promise and powerful for each one of us.
I CAN SEE BETTER ~
1 Corinthians 13:12 New International Version (NIV)
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
I CAN SEE BETTER ~
I was talking with a friend last night and we began to share stories. I feel as if I am getting to know her on a different level. She spoke of her children, the death of a parent as a teenager and the heartbreak of things. I could totally relate to so much of her story. As I began to share a bit of my story, we could tell how much we went through the same and yet different. Finding a parent death inside a home as a teenager is not easy. You relive moments and you search for answers. After all, you are just a kid and don't understand so much. Yet, many years later, you find yourself sharing a story and relating in life.
God puts people onto the path of life with us for a reason. We might go through some things the same and some things different. Bringing out now together for purpose and seeing how God connected our lives. There is too much to gain in serving God than to loose. A story unwritten is one that needs to be told and holding tight to the promises of God.
Showing love to others can be hard. Especially when someone has wronged you or spoke harshly about you. Forgiving is one thing, forgetting is another and yet it needs to be mixed together. God wants us to love one another, forgive, forget and move forward in life.
SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO DISTANCE YOURSELF ~
To think, to press forward and to walk a life pleasing unto God. Forget those things that are behind that hinder you. Keep the things you learned and press forward.
Philippians 3:14-15 New International Version (NIV)
14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
Choose to see things God's way. Change is not always easy, but necessary. Stir up some hope and allow freedom of your mind to take place. Then your actions will follow that. Pray for a desire to serve God with all your heart. Pray for wisdom and take steps toward the high calling of God. I thank you for reading my blog. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.