Psalm 37:4 New International Version (NIV)4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Whether in a dream like OZ or in real life like GOD, dreams can come true. Peace can come in the middle of a storm of life. Learning to lean upon Jesus and allowing him to help you. Many people try to help in self, but allow God changes you on the inside. The flip side to anger is peace. The flip side to feeling lost is God. The list can go on and on about the flip side of life. I have learned that others are not me and I must follow the path (yellow brick road) that God has given me. My decisions matters and my choices affects the outcome. I can pray and ask God, but my own choices matter. My yes to God goes further than an eye can see too. Others are affected by my voice and my yes to God.
THE FLIP SIDE ~
Is there something in your life that you need to let go? You just need to let God take care of or maybe you need to make some good choices today. The first one is, yes to God and then press forward.
Philippians 3:14-15 New International Version (NIV)
14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Following Paul’s Example
15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
I remember being so angry at God. Just when I thought my life was the best, everything fell apart. Somethings in life happen and it's not our choice. Let we are left with consequences of someone else's choice. That affects can be very hard and heartbreaking. Words can change us into a better person or a bitter person. Things happen to us that should have never happened, yet they did. I didn't grow up in a Christian loved home. I grew up in an angry home at times. Things I heard were hard to hear as a kid. Things I learned about my parents and adults as life moved forward was hard. I choose to learn from them and grow into a better person. I understand little kids that cry themselves to sleep because I did that. I remember watching this movie Wizard of Oz and wishing I could go to a far away place to find peace. Just a child, that wanted peace and a friend.
I grew up to teach others kindness and the love of God. I continue daily to do my best but I often think of this movie that changed my heart as a child. I wanted more and freedom in life. Freedom of my own thoughts into better thoughts. When I asked Jesus into my heart, it changed me but not overnight. Life has taken time, 63 years exactly to make me who I am today. The scary times, the good times and learning daily still. I press on toward the high calling of God and do my best daily. I mess up and I try again. I share kindness daily because that's just who I am. I asked God to give me eyes to see people at where they are at in life and help. I know that God answered that prayer and I am forever grateful. There is so much more but I'm out of time today.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.
Keep pressing forward and purpose this a good day!