REMEMBER WHEN ~
Hope became alive inside of you?
John 12:44-50 English Standard Version (ESV)Jesus Came to Save the World44 And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”
When I met Terry, I wasn't in a place of liking God. My dad had died that same year and I was broken inside. I didn't understand why God didn't heal my dad and the family lost him. Even though we knew he lived in Heaven, it was not hear on earth with us. I had just finished High School about two weeks later, my life would change forever without him. My mom would be angry and brokenness would hit our home. After taking my mom to church and little by little, God began to move upon my heart. I heard the scripture above of Jesus coming to save the world. Mixed emotions brought me to rethink somethings of life. I knew Terry loved God with all his heart and he carried a Bible with him. I never wanted a Bible guy or preacher in my life. Yet, God had a plan.
I believe strongly in Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, a promise and a future. It is through God that have gained strength, wisdom and courage to face somethings of life. My life hasn't been perfect and through much sorrow I have learned to live in today. We never know what one day will bring and counting blessings is a much for me. I hope you do that too because seeing how far God has brought your life is valuable and also can bring peace in the midst of things.
Dates to remember ~
Your birth was planned by God. Given a certain date, time, place and mission in life. You are unique and never to compare your life to anyone else. Only you can do what God has called you to do. It is easy to look at someone else and wish you were them. You see their happy pictures, places they have gone or family that is around. Yet, none of us know the behind the scenes of someone's life. We don't know their true pain, failures, disappointments or even what goes on inside one mind. Never want to be anyone but you. Through it all, I have gain, I have loss and I have smiles and I have cried. I had my own disappointments in life.
BE YOU and BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE ~
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.