Nehemiah 8:10 New International Version (NIV)
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength."
MY STRENGTH ~
THE JOY OF THE LORD
Daily communication with God is valuable and so needed in our lives. Our thoughts can turn in a second and knowing the word of God keeps us solid. My faith has taken me from place to place and I realize now how important God is to me. I may not pray like you or someone else, but I pray by just speaking to God. I know he hears me and his plan begins to unfold. Jeremiah 29:11 speaks of a plan, a promise and a future.
Imagine someone going to exercise daily at the Gym. There plan is to get in shape and exercise. It is just like opening the Bible to me. If I want to get closer to God, learn his word and get in shape spiritual, then I need to purpose time with him. My time spent in secret, comes out opening in my actions. My attitude changes and my desires change as well. I see the bigger picture of life and the greatness behind his love. God is a promise keeper and changes us from the inside.
A strong man or strong woman of God spends time with him
Philippians 4:13New International Version (NIV)13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
There are times in life when we feel weak. Just too much hits us at one day of life. But that's when you call up scriptures to remind you of God's promises. I like that God told us that we can do all things through God who gives us strength. My choices and your choices are so important. Our view on things is important. You are important. God has given you gifts inside and wants to use your life greater than you might realize. Not everyone has a title of a teacher, but everyone in life teaches through their lives. That can either be a good example or a bad example. We learn from each other.
Hebrews 10:25 (NIV)
not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
God wants us to meet together and share life. Life is short and what we leave behind is for those we love. Not material things as much as spiritual examples to others. I might not be a millionaire with money, but I feel my life is worth millions are times. I have a great opportunity to lead my family and grand children by example. I never had that grandmother that I new or a mentor I can look back in younger years. But I did have some great teachers that spoke words of life to me. I did have Pastors and people who lived real examples to me. Today is a new day my friend, whatever happen in your past is past. It is the now of life that matters.
I value your time in reading this and passing it onto your friends. I said yes to God to write and I do it daily. I try my best to keep the readings to 2 to 3 minutes a day. I might not know who read this but God does. My prayers continue for you (Readers of my blog), your family and friends. Thank you for sharing real life with me.