30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
SOAR LIKE EAGLES ~
Hope in the Lord
There are times when you need to renew your hope and strength in God. Everyday is different and we have opportunities of life that we might miss out on. Purpose time to talk to God and allow him to mold you into a stronger person. The Bible speaks of even youths grow tired and weary, but we stay solid in God, we will run and not grow weary. You will soar on wings like eagles and that's a great feeling. Sometimes we must spur ourselves on in life.
Hebrews 10:24-25 New International Version (NIV)
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
SOAR LIKE EAGLES ~
Love and good deeds
If someone comes to your mind today, reach out. You can text, call or Facebook message. I have found that even the strongest person you know, needs encouragement at times. Each of us are human and we have thoughts. Thoughts can carry us forward or even backwards. It's time to spur each other on in life. I feel to share a story today with you.
Today marks the 47th year of my dad's funeral. I can see myself standing there at 18 years old and not knowing what to do. I can hear the cry of my mom and the scream that will forever be real to me. I can see that day so clearly and tears fill my eyes as I write. Nobody has ever asked me how I felt that day or what did you did see? Nobody talked to me after the service and I found myself going to my room when we got home. I sat there alone and I heard church people inside my house. Some people came to visit my mom and eat food. I didn't want them there and I was not hungry either.
Here is what I saw at 18 years old that day. My mom didn't want them to close the casket. He held on and eventually dropped to the ground screaming. It was ugly and that picture remains in my head. As I write, I cry today because it can become real again. I saw her pain and I heard her pain. The thing that happens, is people are around you for a short time, but you as a family deal with so much more. My mom quit being a mom that day and I took on way too much in life. I had just graduated high school a few weeks earlier than this day. I was about to start college and got a part time job to bring money in. I didn't realize how God could become my source of strength and help during this time.
Let us forward this story to 2020. Sheltered in place is still happening and live continues to change. One thing that doesn't change is we can sore like an eagle. Above it all, God is the only one who can bring true peace to a mind. Over the years, I have grown in faith and see the importance of letting go of what you can't change. We process death different and it takes time to move forward. The Bible speaks of a time to mourn and a time to dance. Through it all, God is right here and our own choices of thoughts matter. I am grateful for the time I had with my parents and brother. They all rest in heaven now and I have my own family, plus extended family. I will give thanks for my life and hope to spur you on by knowing I care, I pray daily for you, plus your family and friends. It's okay to cry, mourn and miss loved one. It's okay to scream and let it out, but it's okay to smile, laugh, enjoy your life and press forward with hope, peace plus love for others.
I will purpose this a good day and I hope you do too. I know loosing a loved one is the worst pain and still felt years later. I will sore today like a eagle and count blessings of life.