Unfailing Love ~
Unending Love ~
Amazing Love ~
FREEDOM of your past
Psalm 107:1-16 New International Version (NIV)
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story--
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.
4 Some wandered in desert wastelands,
finding no way to a city where they could settle.
5 They were hungry and thirsty,
and their lives ebbed away.
6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them by a straight way
to a city where they could settle.
8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
9 for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.
10 Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness,
prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 because they rebelled against God’s commands
and despised the plans of the Most High.
12 So he subjected them to bitter labor;
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness,
and broke away their chains.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
16 for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.
MY STORY ~ KID
As a kid, I wanted to live in freedom. I remember sitting in my bedroom and talking with my stuff animals. A child that stayed in her room a lot and wanted friends. I wanted me to be nice to me. I would get teased in school and even at home. I didn't like it and spoke words of life to myself. Someday I would be an adult and be kind to others. My choices would matter and I would show others that I care about them and kindness matters. Little did I know that someday I would write a blog, teach at our church and lead others into a growing relationship with God.
The past is the past and each day is a new beginning of life. Taking lessons from yesterdays and living in the now. Living in freedom of mind and words that hurt somehow go away. Little by little it is a journey of trust with God and we are never alone. We might feel alone, but if we look around, there are people who care and live what they teach. Not everyone is the same or experienced the same things, but I have learned that my experiences travel further than I know. Let this be your choice today, to live in kindness.
I was walking into a store yesterday when my husband. The was a man behind us and he quickly walked in front of us to the door. My husband was shocked that this man did that. I told him that it happens all the time to me. People are in a rush and they are not very kind to others. It lead us into talking about how our world has changed since we were kids. We heard a mom inside the store yelling at her kids. I suddenly realized, it is totally about our approach to things. I heard this mom remind the kids of why they were there and when the child asked for something else, she became unglued. Loudly saying, "what did I tell you, what did I tell you, I spend a lot of money already and this is why we are here". It could have been handle like this, "remember we are here for .....". It's also our tone that matters when we speak.
I told this story because we often go to God frustrated. Like this, "God, really? Why is this happening to me". Maybe we should say, "God it's me again, I don't understand it all, but help me to move forward and yet will I trust you". Maybe it was my decisions of yesterdays that help me travel into a disbelief in your love and your power. Help time to see things your way God. My own free will might have gotten on the road I never wanted to travel and yet I feel your love. Your story continues.....
Love is seen and shown in many ways. Let it begin inside of you and reach out with kindness. My prayers continue for you who read my blog and your families/friends. Plant hope inside your heart, peace upon your path and wisdom as you travel new roads of normal.