Jeremiah 1:5 New International Version (NIV)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
God has created each of us for a divine purpose. In my life, I have learned so much. I continue to learn daily and give God thanks for my life. You can not control everything that happen in your past or present. God has create you for such a time as this. God knew we would make mistakes and needed a helping hand. He placed people on our path of life to encourage us, be there for us and pray for us. I believe a long time ago, I had grandparents and generations before me who prayed for me. I pray daily for my children, their children, and generations I will never see. My example of my now will last far after I am not on earth.
DESIRES OF YOUR HEART ~
Psalm 37:4 New International Version (NIV)
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
I prayed for things to happen and they did. I've prayed for things to happen and they did not. When I turned my thoughts to God and ask for his will in my will, I find that a new trust began in God. I trust that God has my life in control and each of my own examples matter too. I can't blame God for somethings of my past, when I choose wrong. I can give him thanks for bringing me through them and beginning again. We have all made mistakes and that's the truth. It's a new day, how will you handle this day? Giving thanks to God for all you do have and pressing forward? I sure hope so.
Philippians 3:14 New International Version (NIV)
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
ONE YEAR ~
The year was 1955 and I was born. Things were different then and some people say that life was easier. It wasn't complicated with some of our modern things of life. I remember when a black and white TV was so great to have in a house. I was 5 years old I think when my parents got their color TV.
I don't think I appreciated as much as my parents because I was just a kid. Life changes from no phones, to dial phones and then to cell phones. I can look back and see how far God has brought my life from generation to generation. I remember my mom sayings, "Things weren't like this when I was kid". Now I am old enough to say the same thing, but guess what? God remains the same through all generations.
Psalm 145:4-6 New International Version (NIV)4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty--
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works--
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
1955 ~ to now
God remains the same. He wants the best for you and wants to use your life. I am glad I said yes to God and allow him to use me. I don't know everything, but I sure do know a lot. I know that God has helped me in broken times of life and I didn't think I could make it through somethings. I did make it and I made it for a purpose. A purpose to write you and spread hope in a new day. God is able to handle this day just fine for you. Ask largely, believe big and keep pressing forward. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.