Luke 11:33-36 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Light in You
33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”
MY PERFECT LIFE ~
We live in a time of people watching our lives. Have you ever known someone you wanted to be like? I remember as a kid saying, "when I grow up, I want to be like .......". I remember as an adult saying, "I want to be like .......". I looked at people and wished I had what they had in life as a kid. What about being you and doing the things God wants you to do? How about not comparing life to someone else unless it spurs us on.
Hebrews 10:24-25 English Standard Version (ESV)
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
I wanted to grow up and teach people kindness. It's seemed as if people teased me a little to much and I was picked on by kids. Being bullied isn't fun and its affects hit us as adults too. You know, just wanting to fit into a certain group of people or having one great friend. We are suppose to connect in life and share life with others.
I was visiting a friend yesterday who is sick. She wanted Darlene and I to pray for her. So we did and I realize something big. People don't always have control of health issues or have the ability to get out of their house. Their sickness overpowers them and we are holding on for her to receive a good report. She mentioned seeing my post on Facebook about the lake house I just visited. I explained it was my daughter's in law house. But in that moment, I realized even posting a happy picture can bring wants to others. My friend wants to get out of her house and come to church again. I wonder how many of us have that opportunity to go to church but make excuses not to go.
MY PERFECT LIFE ~ JESUS
I gave him my heart years ago. I learn daily to trust in him. I never know what a new day will bring and neither do you. There are choices, desires, wants, plans and dreams inside of us. There are victories and happy moments plus sad moments. Things that change our perfect world forever. My happy self in my 30's of having it all. A husband, two kids, a mom, a brother, friends, one dog, two birds, a big house with two fireplaces, a pool table and a hot tub. My perfect life changed the day my brother (Ronnie) died when I was 32 years old. We lost our house soon after he died, plus our car and our dog ran away.
I've seen a lot and been broken more times than one. I'm here today because Jesus restores, I had to come to a conclusion that my family mattered more than myself in sorrow. I had to get back up again and live again. It took time and even today I cry over things I saw when my dad died, my brother died and my mom died. Jesus came to my rescue over time. It took time for me to let go of anger and hurt. It continues to be a process of changing my mindset when I think too much. Bringing thoughts back to positive is a must for me.
Life changes us and it's up to each of us to balance it all out. A time for everything according to the Bible and living in our now is so important. Your life makes a difference at where you are today. Having social media, we can share life even if we need to stay inside our home for awhile. We can share hope, peace and be an example bigger than pain. We can show that through it all, you have learn to trust in God and lean not to you own understanding. It's all called life and NOBODY has the perfect life!
MY PERFECT LIFE ~
IS NOT PERFECT BUT I CONTINUE TO PRESS FORWARD IN GOD
Philippians 3:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV)
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.
I can see how someone would think my life is perfect and I do count blessings daily of what I do have in life. I am bless beyond words and I continue to battle my own thoughts. My childhood issues pop back but I'm so glad that God has taught me how to conquer the negative. I prayed that God would send me real friends and he has. I have great encouragers in my life and I have learned to encourage myself. I have also learned how to encourage others I hope you do as well. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you will pass it on to your friends.
My prayers are daily with you the reader of my blog, your family and friends. I truly care about people and I pray hard for your dreams to come true. Just remember that life's journey continues and leaving a legacy of faith, hope, peace, kindness and real life is so important. Somethings in life are just hard, but you can do it! I know that God gives strength even to the weary and brokenhearted. He restores and rescues each of us. Purpose this a good day and connect with someone you care about in life.