Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
THAT MOMENT ~
There is a bigger plan for our lives and the willingness to say yes to him, continues unfolding. Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A Future. Daily I thank God for a new day and life. On September 18th of this year, I was faced with a heart attack. That moment of not knowing what was next. The emergency Doctor would say, it was a heart attack and a cardiac doctor would be coming into see me. Only minutes passed and I heard the news of a stent that needed to be put within my heart or the need to head to a different hospital for open heart surgery. Hard words to hear my friends, very hard. I asked if I could call my family. They were my first thoughts and I wanted them there with me. I was scared and I knew my options of trusting God. I had to take a deep breathe and know he was the giver of life and death. I didn't want to die and cried out to him. One stent in my heart and home the next day. It took changing my eating habits, walking and taking care of myself.
THAT MOMENT ~
When you just feel the peace of God
Life presents us something we just can't change. We must go through the process of change and take that deep breath of life. Nothing is impossible with God, but is it his will? Hoping that God will hear us and turn things to our favor of life. I wanted to live and I cried out to God. I love my family and friends, but I also know I had a mission of writing and sharing hope to others. I care a lot about you, your family and friends. Even thought I don't know who reads my writings, but I know that someone does. I pray daily for the readers of my blog, your family and friends. I know that the peace of God can rest in the middle of any situation of life. We must face our new day with courage, hope, faith an knowing God is able.
Purpose each day of life the best you can. We just never know what happens in one day and I know that God is a God of peace. He doesn't give fear or leave us alone. There are times when we feel alone, but we are never alone. God is here and we must remember that. Calling on God is often times of waiting. He doesn't always answer in our timing, but he does answer right on time.
Moments change us forever. I will never forget how God has handled my journey of life to this point. There is a trust in the Lord and faith that stays alive within me. I remember being in high school and I was in my senior year. I had a date for the prom but he wanted me to say there was no God. I couldn't do it even though I didn't go to church. I always thought there was a God but I wasn't sure what I believed in. I was 18 years old when my dad died inside our house. I was mad at God and that moment took me to lots of questions inside my head but nobody to answer them. I found at that moment of life, people talk to adults but adults didn't talk to teenagers in pain. I hid away inside my room when people would come over. I listen to my mom cry at night and ask God to take her to be with my dad. It only brought another pain of life and I just wasn't enough to make her live. That was my moment and my thoughts as a teenager. Now I look back, to see it wasn't about me but about her. She needed to make different decisions and still live for her family. My brother and I had to deal with a lot more than we should have dealt with in life. This is why I say, moments change us.
THAT MOMENT ~
When I knew God was tugging on my heart, to help my mom. It was through that moment when I took her to church to try to help her. I'm not sure it ever helped her, but it helped me. I heard of how Jesus doesn't always show us whys of life, but it's part of the journey for good and bad things to happen. I have learned to trust God throughout my life time and I will continue to trust him. I hope you do too.
Great moments of life. They will spur us on and give us hope for a new day. Counting blessings daily and just enjoy the life you have been given. Life is truly short.
My thoughts and prayers continue for the readers of my blog, your family and friends.