MOVING FORWARD ~
A new day before us with memories and new beginnings. Many of us have great memories of our Father's and some of us not so great. A day with a title brings some missing links in our lives. Try hard to reach through to find the joys of life. As I read Proverbs 22:6, I realize that we must continue to be train as humans. Maybe you didn't grow up in church or know much about God. Opening the Bible allows our eyes to grow from what we read.
Proverbs 22:6 King James Version (KJV)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
This closes the door for the week and making it end.
The weekend brings joy. Many of us end the work week and the weekend begins. It seems to go by way to quick and move moves on. What are your weekend plans? Maybe visiting a person in your life that makes a difference? Spending time with your dad or someone who feels like a dad to you? Maybe crying because you visit a cemetery and miss your dad. Maybe not even knowing who your dad is in life and frustration happens. So many different stories that can be full of joy or sadness. A day with a title holds mixed emotions for so many people. Today, I speak of the weekend because it brings a space of rest.
REST ~ In knowing who is in charge of your life.
Romans 12:2 New International Version (NIV)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
God gave me a new beginning when I surrendered my mind to him. It was my view point that kept me sad over things I couldn't change. I had to learn to let go of it and enjoy my life. Sure there will be days that are different and people change over time. I have grown into a better person and allow the bitter one to go away. I lived in anger and frustration so much as a kid that carried into young adult life. I love helping with kids now because they are important. I didn't feel so loved as a kid and did not like going to school. I loved the weekends, because it was my get away from school.
Even from a kids eyes, the weekend means a break. My granddaughters love the weekends, but they miss their classmates and teachers. I have grown to love their teachers too. Great examples in so many ways to everyone. The girls know that something fun will happen on their weekend too. They also attend Church on most Sundays and love the connections. They have a great children's Pastor Stacy and other great leaders. It's important to be an example not only to kids, but each other.
My choice is allow my life to be an example of kindness. I can't change one thing about my past nor would I want to. I don't want to become a different person than I am now because I know that God is my Father and he has brought me into today. Sure I miss my dad and I still cry, but I look back to see his heart. He wanted the best for me and he wanted to live his life for God. He just left this life too soon and I am following in his foot steps of doing my best to live for God.
My door is open, the birds are singing and my heart is full of mixed emotions as I write you. The joy of the weekend is here, the memories of yesterdays and looking forward. God is good all the time and all the time God is good! My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Enjoy this weekend and give a shout out for all the things you do have in life.