THIS DAY ~
Is the day the Lord has made
This day I choose to let go of what I can not change and change the things I can. Such a powerful statement and a way of living for me. My past holds some uglies and I choose not to live in regret. At the end of each day, I ask myself what I could have done different and most the time the answer is just being grateful for what I do have. I don't wake up daily and look over a nice lake like in this picture. I do wake up where I can open my door, hears birds in Summer singing and feel the peace of God in my heart.
Proverbs 15:13 New International Version (NIV)A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
but heartache crushes the spirit.
THIS DAY ~
My heart chooses to be happy
I have some friends who are going through some hard things. It tough and I hear their voices in sorrow. One of the best things you can do for someone going through hard stuff is PRAY. You can also send messages of caring, thinking about you, but don't disappear out of someone's life. Each of us need a friend who sticks by us, like Jesus sticks by us.
Proverbs 18:24 New King James Version (NKJV)A man who has friends must himself be friendly,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
THIS DAY ~
WALK WITH ME
God speaks about a time for all things. That lets us know that will be good times and sorrow times. As I read the Bible, it prepares me for life changing moments. Look at Noah's decision to follow God's plan. He lead the way to build an ark (boat) and his family followed what he said. The rains came, things changed and who knows what they really went through. His family and animals were saved. A promise of a rainbow to never flood the earth again. So land was found again and life begin a new normal. You can continue reading his story in Genesis 6-9 in the Bible.
THIS DAY ~
ONE YES TO GOD
I looked back yesterday to see the lives changed because of my yes to God. I got a call early in the morning and one very late at night by two different people. Both telling me they were thankful for my faithfulness and always being there no matter what time it is. At the night call, I started praying and thanking God for bringing me through some storms of life. I haven't always been this person you might see now. I went through some real ugly things of life and there were people who stood by me. I wanted to become that person who stands by others and through God's help did it happen. He put people in my path of life and I made a decision to press forward.
Being a mentor is a great feeling. I know that God uses me and I take time to pray for others. It is hard when someone will not listen to me and I take a step back to realize they have their own choices in life. I can only help someone is really wants help from me. I cannot change people or their circumstances, but GOD CAN! I still believe big for them, pray for them and stay available if needed. I have had people walk away and I never heard from them again. It gives you that kinda lost feeling or what could I have done different? I think it's not about me, it was all about them and their choices. Do your best to help others but don't take on some of their decisions if they choose to walk away.
I'm praying for you, your family and friends. I would ask your prayers today for others who are hurting, facing the worse things of their life and just heartbroken. I would ask your prayers today for people who need a job, a house, financial and spiritual. I would ask your prayers today for those grieving the loss of a life, pet, or change of season. I would ask your praise for those who are in good places of life and happy. God, I will ask that who reads this blog today, that you give your amazing peace too. There are things we don't always understand and I ask that you help us in those things. Bless the readers of my blog, their family and friends. Thank you for a new day and counting blessings.