Dorothy was in search of finding a way back home. Each of her friends were in search of their own desires. Little did they know that each desires was already available to them. The Great Oz would turn out to be just a man behind a curtain. He has no powers and each of them realized what they were looking for was deep inside of them. Calling it out of them and them seeing themselves victorious.
WHAT IF IT WERE YOU ~
Have you ever been in search of something that was there all the time?
John 1:1 New International Version (NIV)
The Word Became Flesh
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Is there something in life that seems to far off and you just need to hold on? Is God right here and you continue to search for him? Do you lay down your own thoughts and issues to follow God? Looking for peace and it's as simple as changing your mindset? All good questions and the wonder of life begins at certain points of life. In my own life, I have gone through things I totally didn't understand but down the road of life, there it was so clearly before me. I could see purpose in it and even in the hard stuff, God has used my life to help others. I am certainly not The Great Oz or have any powers, but I know the source of all my answers and his power. I call upon the name of God and his son Jesus. I have seen too many miracles to doubt his power.
WHAT IF IT WERE YOU ~
I have heard people say this, "If I were them, I would do this". That is such a crazy statement because you do not know what you would do if it were you. Faced with a sudden death of a loved one, loosing your home, fighting thoughts of a doctor's report or just living a new beginning of life can be crazy hard.
Meeting Jesus was such a great day for me. I remember feeling peace and joy in my heart. I didn't know the depth of who he was or how he could bring peace to my soul. It took time and years of growing into a stronger person of faith. It took time of me reading the Bible and learning stories of victories plus sorrows of stories. Life has ups and downs plus so many changes. I often compare it to a roller coaster. Many people get excited to go on this ride of ups and downs, plus turned. I find it a bit scary in my older years and don't enjoy that ups and downs anymore. I've changed and I like who I am today because I do my best daily to live for God. I do my best to give a good example of going through happy days and sad days. I believe this:
Psalm 28:7-9 New International Version (NIV)7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
8 The Lord is the strength of his people,
a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance;
be their shepherd and carry them forever.
God wants the best for you. Live in the freedom of his word (Bible) and live in the joy of the Lord. Every life is different and each of our lives change daily. Change to become a better person and not bitter over things you can do nothing about. Give thanks for the positive people God has given you. His love is often shown in the actions of others. Be the one who shows his love daily. Acts of kindness goes a long way and hurtful words just hurt. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.