Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.
God has a way of connecting our lives to others. In that connect, we can learn from each other and grow into a stronger person. When I was younger, I wanted someone to teach me how to worship the Lord and how to plan ahead in life. I counted on people to help me and I placed my trust in the wrong people. I was guide wrong and I believed what I was told. I have learned to research things myself and be careful in who I trust now. Reading the Bible for yourself is important and growing from those who you know live it. I began to pray for real friendships in my life and those guided by God. God started a process of connecting my life to positive people and I have become a very positive person too.
THE GREAT CONNECT ~
Last night I began to pray about right connections in life. I have learned that people come and go in our lives. Some people are meant to stay and others were here for a season. Those season friends can help grow and learn too. Never forget that your life helps others too. People count on us to be strong in hard times, also a spiritual influence that we might not realize. People count on us in good times too. Our walk with God makes a difference in lives of people we know and even those we don't know.
Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)
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.
THE GREAT CONNECT ~
Hope in the Lord and renew your strength
Life is short and things suddenly happen. We begin to learn and grow from all situations of life. Can you see how God has connected you to this page today? Just reading it and passing it onto a friend. God answers the cry of our hearts and wants us to guard our hearts as well. Things suddenly happen to each of us and we need to be connected to God. God is our source for all things. Let me encourage you today and you encourage someone else. It is a chain reactions of positive through the Lord.
I sometimes can miss the bigger picture of connections. God has chosen us to be who we are and we have the opportunity to inspire others. I hear some people complain about certain things while others wish they could be them. We aren't connected to be each other, but to be like Jesus. Jesus is our example of going about doing his father's will and still had thoughts of his own. A human who gave it all for each of us. What a great connection between Jesus and you. Giving you a chance to live your life fully for God. Going about helping others and sharing the love of God.
THE GREAT CONNECT ~
Romans 8:31-39 New Living Translation (NLT)
Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Don't let anything separate you from the power of God. It's real and he continues to do miracles each day of life. Look around you and see them today. Choose to live by faith and not fear.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.