Along time ago, I decided to believe the word of God and change my mindset. As a little girl, I heard that Jesus loves me. The word love stood out in my mind and I wanted to know him. It was one message on a Sunday morning by a Sunday School teacher. No I don't remember her name, but I sure remember what I heard that day. It planted a seed in my heart, but life would move forward and I would not attend Sunday School again for many years.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs"...1 John 4:16 "And so we know and rely on the love of God has for us.
As a kid, I wanted friendships. I was alone a lot and I saw how kids played with each other. My mom never wanted me to go outside because I could get hurt. She never realized that the hurt started inside my mind. I wanted to play and talk to others. It was in my room as a kid, that I decided to talk to stuff animals and speak words of life. Someday I would grow up and teach others to have friends, be kind and share life. I mostly said, "I will grow up to teach kindness". Little did I know that I would actually grow up to think ahead and purpose kindness in all I do. Just a little kid, with a big dream.
How about you? Do you live kindness too? Thinking over the love of God and how he connects our lives to others. God is amazing and yesterday was my birthday. I saw I got lots of messages on Facebook, texting, calls and hugs from people. I was born for a purpose and I see who my life makes a difference. It's not just my life, but your life too. God has a plan for each of us.
I see how that Sunday School teacher planted a seed of God in my heart. Someone else came along to water it and teach me who God loves me. Then I made a decision to trust the Lord and give my heart to him. In giving my heart, I trust him to lead me and guide me gently.
Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
I trust the Lord and I have seen his miracle working power. Sometimes we need to just trust and know things. I know that nothing will happen today that God will not answer. Maybe it won't answer the way I think, but I trust his plan. God begins to change our mindset and we learn scriptures to hold onto. God is able and that is good enough for me.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.