Is the key to your own happiness.
I heard this statement yesterday and I must admit it is so true. Forgiveness is the key to your own happiness. We condemn others without knowing the depth to a story. Just like Jesus forgives each of us, we must forgive others too. It is hard to forgive someone who has wronged you. How do you let it go and begin again? My daughter taught me that you can forgive someone, but that doesn't mean you want them back in your life. Our character is known to many people and the light of Jesus with either shine through in all situations or not.
Psalm 18:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:
1 I love you, Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
MY ROCK ~
God is my rock, my refuge, my shield, my salvation, and my stronghold
Psalm 71:3 New International Version (NIV)
3 Be my rock of refuge,
to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
I was once young and older now, I have seen miracles in my life. I have learned to hold fast to the word of God and to get to know him more. Although, there were times when I needed someone else to pray and hold on for me. I am bless to have real friends and a family who truly cares. Different seasons of life has changed me and it took time to see things different. There are times when I look back to wonder why something happened. I wish my life was without sin, but nobody's life is without sin. People seem to measure a big sin or a little sin, but the Bible speaks of sin being sin. Forgiveness is forgiveness and forgiving yourself is so important. Who is my rock? JESUS
This journey of life is heading into the Christmas Season. It is now December 1 and the count down has begun to that special day. A day about the birth of Jesus, family and friends. Not everyone enjoys Christmas because of lack of money, loss of loved ones, seeing people they don't really want to see and the list goes on. Yet, Jesus is the reason for the season and we must remember that. HE IS MY ROCK and I am personally looking forward to celebrating his birth around a tree and opening gifts. I hope you feel the same way in celebrating him. Although, we can celebrate in different ways. It's okay to be different and create some new beginnings this year. Just don't forget that Jesus can be your rock too.
Have you ever noticed how quickly time goes by? I remember the day I met Terry (My husband) and he was a Christian and I was not. I didn't understand living for Jesus or his ways. I only knew a few things and I didn't like going to church. I was 18 years old and just hurt by people. Over time, I would begin to know Terry and to know Jesus through him. Terry said that he knew the first time he saw me, that I was the one he waited for. We have been married for over 40 years now and Jesus was his rock from day one to this day. He never wavered in his faith, his trust in God or paying tithes to God. He knew who he believed in and how Jesus changed his life. I can say now, I understand that love to God and Jesus. It is in our hurts that God can send people onto our path of life. I never wanted to admit that through the death of my dad, God brought my husband. It didn't happen over night, we dated for 3 years and in those years I learned a lot about prayer, faith in God and who is my rock.
I have also learned the importance of family and one life. Each of us have something to offer others. Our words make a difference and our journey continues. I hope you will let God be your rock and guide your life through the Bible, plus words from others. It is good to have a mentor and someone you trust in life. I'm thankful to all who has took time to pray for me, teach me and live an example before me of Jesus. We need each other and the love of God can shine through you.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.