Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
I can see the power of God at work in lives around me. I see how waiting has brought some family and friends miracles of life. I've also see how important it is to lean not to our own understanding on somethings. God speaks to us through the Bible, songs, words and personally inside of us. God does not want us to become weary in doing good.
Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
MY TODAY ~
I have seen too much to doubt the power of God.
It was through the hard stuff of life, that brought me out on the other side of thinking. I could not see how God was going to work something out, but he did. He brought miracles in times of wonder and peace beyond human understanding. Yet, there were times when I didn't understand whys and the wonder become too much. It brought me to a place of stopping. I quick going to church and was so hurt by people. I never realized it was a few people, not the complete church. Those few people spoke words that broke me inside and I took my eyes off of God. I'll give you an example now.
My brother (Ronnie) was dying from cancer at 37 years old. It was Christmas morning that I would get a phone call saying I should come other hospital. Some of our church friends would come to the hospital too. It was later that day when I walked into the waiting room with my husband and heard these words, "I wish he would hurry up and die so we can go home to our families". It was then that I realized they gave up on hope of a miracle and became real with me. The words "hurry up and die" stayed with my brain and I told them to go home. I was 32 years old and somehow I thought they were family but I was wrong. It was a Pastor that said those words and I think that's why it hurt ever more. I quit church that day for almost one year and that's another story. Yes, my family and I found another church that was a new beginning.
MY TODAY ~
I can see how my yesterdays, have helped me in today. My thinking is different and so is my actions. I can see the importance of words and actions. My heart was broken over my only sibling being gone and I didn't know how to deal with it. I didn't know how to help my mom who lost a husband and now a son. I saw myself broken and I didn't know how to put back the pieces. We need positive people in our lives who will just listen and pray. It is good to know the Bible yourself and we can learn daily from it.
Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
I realize some of my own actions were wrong and I handle things not so good in younger years. I have grown into a woman of wisdom and I am careful of words. I find myself loving people where they are at and letting God work things out. I am a mother of kid/adults and I have learned from them as well. No matter our age, we can grow and learn of things to say or not to say in life. I find my today is made of all my yesterdays and I would change a thing because it might change who I am today.
My thoughts and prayers continue for the readers of my blog, your family and friends.