Ephesians 2:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
LIFE ~ A long time ago God planned your life. He knows your purpose and he has designed you different. Think about it, if we were all alike it would be like a robot world. Each of us together makes up a beautiful picture of life. I have learned so much from other people. I've watched their lives and know that serving God can be amazing. Women of faith older than me and I watched how their prayer life made a difference. I like listening to life stories about older people because they have been through seasons of change and know the power of God. How about you? Do you have a mentor or someone you just love to listen too? Do you have a good church are you growing in?
I ask the questions because we must surround ourselves our people who believe and will hold on for us when life changes. I had sudden things happen in my life and had I not had strong people in my life, I don't know what would have happened. People who remind me of the power of God. I remember a time in my life when I just felt lost and done. I had a friend said this to me, "I will hold on for you and your family". Her name is Darlene and we have been friends for almost 30 years now. I have another friend named Janice who talked to me for hours about how God wants to use my life. Sometimes we think things are over, but they are actually just beginning. God gives new new beginnings and he can see far down the road of life.
Jeremiah 29:11 ~ A plan, A promise and A future
LIFE ~ A little baby grows by the help of an adult. He or she needs a bottle, then soft foods, then other foods are added. You can see the growth of the child and it's amazing how life begins. God helps us with our spiritual lives that way as well. We don't get saved and find ourselves knowing what's next. We take baby steps into growing in God. Reading the Bible, going to church, attending a growth group of people and the list goes on. We can't compare our lives to someone who have been a christian for 20 years. We are just beginning and we will grow as we learn.
LIFE ~ You are important and designed by God. Never forget that and live in this day. Sometimes we must let go of somethings and press into God's amazing plan of newness. I woke up thinking well Easter is over and I felt a little sad. Then I remembered, Jesus is in our lives daily and it's rising from the dead is never over. His example remains the same and is still with us. The eggs hunts are over or are they? I know our yesterdays were busy so today is the Egg Hunt for my granddaughters with their dad and step mom. I can be part of that and I do enjoy watching my grandchildren.
Psalm 118:24 New King James Version (NKJV)
This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Happy new day.