JAMES 1:6 (MSG)
Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought.
People who "worry their prayers" are like wind-whipped waves.
We have another chance to believe big and live in this day!
There are times in life, when we feel defeated or that thing won't ever turn out good again. Not everybody thinks this way, but I have. I am sharing some thoughts with you today and I know that without a second thought, God changed my life. New beginnings happen and my thought pattern turned around little by little. Change came, because I choose to give God a chance again in my life. Things we face, can turn us against God because we see so much negative. I'm here today, because God has turned my negative of life, into positive and that took time.
When the Bible speaks of being a child, it also can be a person new in God. New in believing and you didn't know somethings until you gave your heart to God. Little by little of hearing his word (Bible), church or friends, we learn from everyone. The Bible says:
1 Corinthians 13:11 New International Version When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
When I was a 19 years old, I had a teacher in church tell me to study 1 Corinthian Chapter 13. I didn't know much about God or his ways. I didn't understand this chapter at all. I certainly wasn't sure what love was in my life. Yet, this chapter is called "The Love" Chapter. So I began to research it and finally gave us when I was younger. Then as I heard more about the Chapter in church or from friends, I began to think and I knew I needed to open my mind up for greater things.
Sometimes in life, we get stuck in wrong believing or stuck in our normal. It's hard to reach out to someone else or even hard to believe that God wants the best for us. My dad had died when I was 18 years old suddenly and I was so angry. I had gone through so much and life turned up side down. Yet, when I took on a second thought, I knew that change had to come. I just wasn't sure how to handle life or make change happen. So my new normal began and second thoughts totally made a difference in my life.
YOUR SECOND THOUGHT ~
Maybe today, you are wondering what to do next. Maybe you need a second thought and push yourself into another step with God. Letting go of what you can not change and change the things you can. I'm not saying it's easy because often times it's not! I am saying it's necessary to have a better life to press throw your now and head toward God.
Philippians 3:14 New International Version
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
TRUST THE LORD ~ MOSES
Deuteronomy 31The Message (MSG)
1-2 Moses went on and addressed these words to all Israel. He said, “I’m 120 years old today. I can’t get about as I used to. And God told me, ‘You’re not going to cross this Jordan River.’
3-5 “God, your God, will cross the river ahead of you and destroy the nations in your path so that you may dispossess them. (And Joshua will cross the river before you, as God said he would.) God will give the nations the same treatment he gave the kings of the Amorites, Sihon and Og, and their land; he’ll destroy them. God will hand the nations over to you, and you’ll treat them exactly as I have commanded you.
6 “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.”
TRUST THE LORD ~ TO EACH OF US
I Love verse 6 ~ "Be strong. Take courage. Don't be intimidated. Don't give them a second thought BECAUSE God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He's right there with you. He won't let you down: he won't leave you."
In my life, I have felt that people leave me. I had friendships that didn't last, people move away, loved ones in Heaven, my dog ran away and my animals die. So I learned not to get close to many people over life. Then one day, a second thought came to me. What if God wants me to press through the thoughts and go positive. Go in the way of allow God to use my life and pressing on toward Heaven. Doing the right thing no matter how hard it is! Yes, that's the answer "SURRENDER". So I decided to allow God use my life, help others and learn daily how to guard my heart.
I write daily because I care about you! Maybe I don't know your name or who reads this, but daily I pray for the readers of my blog, your family and friends. God is greater than the hardest thing you face and I know that he wants to give you the desires of your heart. You must keep that second thought and know that he is working behind the scenes of your life to bring freedom. Freedom in mind, soul and being. I care and I thank you for taking the time to read this. Blessings to you!