Genesis 1:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
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.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
LOOK UP ~
Just as God created the first day and the night, he continues to guide our lives daily. The power of the Holy Spirit is real and available to guide our lives daily. There are times we forget we can look high like the giraffe and have the ability to overcome things. The Bible says we are overcomer by the word of our testimony. A testimony is something we have gone through and can tell other about in life. A real test of our faith and time in our own lives.
I remember a time in my life when life was just hard. I did not walk tall like a giraffe or even feel I had a testimony at all. My own mistakes in life took me down a dark road. It took time for me to process my change, my own actions and my thoughts. I thought staying away from people and church would help me overcome my hurts. I've seen a lot of church hurts in my life and people who just didn't treat me kindly. But God restored my thinking, I went back to church and I've seen so many miracles and kindness.
For example, just like a coin, there is a flip side to life and words written on the other side. You can flip that coin to heads or tails. You can flip your thoughts from negative to positive. So what are the positive words we need to hear in hard times? Words of encouragement that speak the truth, YOU CAN DO THIS, YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER, YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK, YOU WERE CREATED TO SOAR HIGH IN THE SKY LIKE THE EAGLE and the list goes on......
I don't believe we are meant to overlook things in life, but to press into right thinking and action daily. One life can make such a difference and I know that. I think back upon the year 2004 and had I not began to teach on a Wednesday night, what would my life be like today? I would have never meant all the women through the years and help encouraged a life to press forward. God has amazing things ahead for each of us. I used to hang my head down and not make eye contact with anyone. I was sad and I just didn't like people for a season of my life. But thank God, he changed my thoughts, restored my heart and I am an overcomer of negative words!
My prayer today is this for you, your family and friends to see yourself the way God does. To walk tall and proud of who you are in life. Sure yesterdays can come rushing back to us, but we are new in God and we have every great promise in our now of life. I thank God for you (reader of my blog) and everyone who encourage me to write. Purpose this a good day!