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.
I did not realize growing up, God had a plan for my life. My own choices have lead me down roads of great memories and other roads no so great. I remember as a kid, I wanted to grow up and teach others to be kind. It was on a Wednesday Night at my church and I was teaching a women's class. All of a sudden, I got tears in my eyes and I had that moment of seeing myself as that little kid. I am now teaching others about kindness and overcoming things in life.
Being young in life or young in the Lord at two different things. I was an adult before I truly experienced the love of God. I had to begin to learn and grow in his ways. I get excited now when I think of his goodness to me. How about you? Did you learn of God's love when you got older? If you are young but much wisdom can be inside of you. Learning stories of God's word as you grow up and sharing a real friendship with God.
1 Timothy 4:12 New Living Translation (NLT)
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
PURPOSE TO BE EXCITED ~
Just knowing God cares should bring excitement.
Ephesians 5:8-9 New Living Translation (NLT)
For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! 9 For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.
As we purpose to live for God, we find doing right becomes a normal. God's ways are far beyond our understanding at times. We develop a trust in God and lean to him for help. God is often know as father God and people compare him to fathers on earth. Not everyone has a good father or even know their father. So they wouldn't be able to see a comparison at all. Many fathers don't stay around or maybe you don't even know who he is. How about that good dad who just lives to provide for his family and teaches them the ways of God? That would be a good example. Often, good examples are harder to find. Think about the love of God and how excited a person gets when they hear God answered a prayer in a good way!
EXCITEMENT BUILDS ~
I like the Christmas season because it's about Jesus. The story of his birth continues generations later. Not everyone believes in Jesus or lives according to the Bible. I believe God created you and me for a purpose. One yes to God can totally lead to another yes. Excitement builds as we wait to see what's next in our lives. God provides a way for each of us. Purpose to know that God loves you and his intent was never to hard you.
Psalm 121:7 New Living Translation (NLT)
The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.