2 Chronicles 7:14 New International Version
IF ~ my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
: to speak to God especially in order to give thanks or to ask for something
: to hope or wish very much for something to happen
: to seriously ask (someone) to do something
: to accept or regard (something) as true
: to accept the truth of what is said by (someone)
: to have (a specified opinion)
BELIEVE & PRAY ~
There is power in the name of Jesus!
MY CHILD ~
Matthew 18:2-6 New International Version
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
I know as a kid, I wanted more in life. I wanted a father who could give me the desires of my heart, protect me and just take care of me. As life moved forward, I saw my dad died when I was 18 years old and it began to change my world at that point. Hearing my mother cry for days/nights to follow. Her main hearts cry was to be with my dad and wanted to die. As a child or teenager at that point, I didn't realize how hard the following years would be. Only God knew the big picture and I didn't even know God at 18 years old. Just a lot of angry, frustrations and not understanding the why of things. At 19 years old, I turned my heart to God (Father). I still felt like a kid and had so much to learn.
Life is too short to get stuck on the why of things! It becomes time to deal with things and change ourselves into a better person. I say this very often, but we must learn to let go of the things we can not change and change the things we can. Each of us is called to be different and yet the same. We do not all have the same backgrounds as a child or adult. We come from different places of life and yet a Father (God) who wants more for us. To see ourselves the way he does and change into positive people who believe big and hold on for greater things.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18 (NIV)
“Come out from them
and be separate,
says the Lord.
Touch no unclean thing,
and I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
and you will be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.”
Where did I come from in life? A broken child with big dreams. A older person now with big dreams and never giving up on prayer, believing big and knowing that God hasn't brought me this far to leave me. In moments of wonder, how come and questions of why, I still know that God remains the same. My choice is to trust him with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding on things.
Some Saturday mornings I wake up and I have flashbacks of my dad on that terrible day of his heart attack. Wishing I had said more, did more and I just never knew a life could end so short. As I grew older, I saw that death wasn't an age things, but a life thing. One day we are born, we day we hope to rest in Heaven and the in between years are meant to worship God.
I hear God's word say: MY CHILD.
Then it goes on to IF my people. Then it goes onto you, me and free will. Our free will gives us a choice to live for God. Choices everywhere we turn and doing the right thing in life, is just right.
Purpose this day to count some blessings of life. To plant a scripture of hope within your heart, mind and soul. It is a new day, a new hour and a moment in time that will never come back. Enjoy and share some hope to yourself and then others. Happy new day and my prayers continue for you, your family and friends.
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