I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Take a breathe! Have you ever thought that Jesus is there even when we pause? Jesus loves you and when you love him back, things begin to change. I have trusted the Lord in many areas of my life. I was just a kid when I heard that Jesus loves me. A neighbor friend named Connie took me to her church. The Sunday School teacher expressed a strong welcome to me and told me that Jesus loves you. She gave me a little plaque that said, "JESUS LOVES YOU". I took that little piece of wood home and sit it by my bed. Just to know that Jesus loves me meant something to my heart.
In the pause of life, I didn't attend church again until I was a teenager. It was after my dad's death in 1973 and my heart was broken. I didn't understand how a God that loved you, would take away a dad I needed in my life. As I grew older, I began to learn more about God and his plan for our lives. I found out that God answered my prayer when I asked that my dad would be okay. My dad was okay in Heaven and I had to learn how to deal with life on earth without him. I cried a lot and I continue to miss him so many years later. When someone comes into your heart, they never go away. We learn new normals and have to pause to thank God for the time we did have on earth.
I pause to thank God for moments that changed my life.
Psalm 131 Tree of Life Version (TLV)Be Still My SoulPsalm 1311 A Song of Ascents. Of David.
Adonai, my heart is not proud,
nor my eyes lofty,
nor do I go after things too great
or too difficult for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul--
like a weaned child with his mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, put your hope in Adonai
from this time forth and forever.
Taking a breathe of life and thanking God for this day. This is the day that God has made and we must give him thanks for it. Nothing happens without him being with us and helping us. As we look inside our hearts today, purpose positive thoughts that lead to positive actions. God is forever with you and never doubt that. Things don't always go our way, but God is faithful. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I do thank God for the pause in my life, it helps me to refocus my thoughts.