I love this example of the cat and the lion. I believe this is how God see's us. God knows our hearts and what we can handle. We are once young in God and we continue to learn of his ways.
Psalm 37:25 ~
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
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Read the Bible and learn scriptures. Plant hope deep within your heart and lean not to your own understanding of things. Guard your heart and watch out for temptation. The devil pops in to destroy what God has given and the hope of a new day. I heard someone say that nothing would take me away from God. We don't always see something coming our way and then boom, we are right in the middle of sin or a mess of life. Be careful with your heart and the things you allow to enter your life.
1 Corinthians 10:13 New International Version
13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
CONSEQUENCES TO YOUR CHOICES ~
All of us deal with this issue. If we do something wrong, then there could be consequences beyond our own belief. Down deep in our heart, we might deal with something that nobody else knows but God does. God knows our hearts, our desires and the messes we get ourselves into. That free will statement is alive and well. Be careful today in what you think upon. One thought leads to another and that is why I find myself putting scripture inside my mind.
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Read the Bible and allow your understanding to open up. According to the word of God, there is peace beyond a human understanding. Faith that can move mountains and the ability to look into a mirror and see ourselves stronger than ever. Each day is a process of change and a process of growing closer to God. I would like to compare this to a new friendship. It is exciting to see the person and want to spend time with them. The excitement builds each time you see them. It is a process of friendship and the ability to get to know that person. It takes time and effort for this to happen.
God wants us to read stories inside the Bible and learn of things to do and not to do. It is like a roadmap to Heaven. It guides us on a daily bases and we can find strength. Maybe today you don't feel in the lion in this picture, but you are the cat looking for hope. There is always hope and you stir up that inside your mind. Psalm 30:5 speaks of JOY that comes in the morning.
I love the fresh air, birds singing and sun shinning. The morning brings peace to my mind and I write you (reader of my blog). I love time with God and writing. Everything I have been through in life, has brought me to this moment. A moment in time that will never come back again. I can not change my past. I made mistakes that changed my life, my family and friends. I have people who don't like me and words that were spoken harsh to me. I have learned to cast down words that try to overwhelm me and lean to God for peace. Somethings we can't do anything about and let it go. I recommend that you put on music, call a friend or take a walk when things over power your mind to negative.
I can honestly say that I am 60 years old and I never thought my life would be in this place. I have dreams and wants like other people. I have many blessings and don't get me wrong, but I always wanted a big new house. I always wanted to be able to take vacations once a year with family to fun places. I want to be able to go the store and not worry about counting a dollar. I want to not feel bad if I buy myself a pair of shoes or clothes. Yes, I am crying as I write this, but I feel that someone who reads this today needs it. Our live circumstances change but there is always hope. There are too many ways to live in America and make money. I will not let myself feel defeated or down about my choices. All of my past choices has made me who I am today. I can teach from them and you can learn from them. That is why I'm sharing today about recommending Jesus and looking into a mirror of being brave and strong.
YES, today is a new day and birds are singing outside my door. I love to open my door up at 6am and listen. It is expected to be 88 degrees here today and I love it. God has bless me with a wonderful family and amazing friends. I love teaching and leading others on a daily bases. Somedays are hard as I miss my family in Heaven or I hear stories of broken people. God has this amazing way of putting back broken people to use them greatly. Be gently in your conversations today with people. Be kind beyond measure and love with your complete heart. Maybe you or I don't have what we thought we would at this point in life, but we certainly have the hope of a new day, a stronger person than yesterday and joy by our own choice.
I recommend you don't look at someone else's life and want to be them. Be who God created you to be and let your light shine in all seasons of life. Somebody needs you to be you and you need them to be them. If we were all alike, it would be a boring place. Each of us created by God for his purpose and his timing of things. Start a new day with a smile and looking into the mirror to see greater things ahead. Yes, dreams do come true and yours can happen today. Never give up hope or believing in greater things. I look into my own mirror to see a stronger person than yesterday and yesterday. Yes, I see Sparkieland coming true and a place of peace on a daily bases.
I am bless to have granddaughters and when I see them, they run to me. I love my post yesterday of their blog and my example has mattered to them. I will look at what I do have in life and enjoy every precious moment of life. I choose to stir up hope and keep dreaming big. I thank you for reading this, passing it onto your friends. I don't know who needed this today, but God does. I value your time and your support to my writing. Have a bless day and my prayers continue for you, your family and friends.
Keep those eyes upon Jesus and keep pressing forward.