Dear God, it's me again giving thanks for all the things I do have in life. I don't always understand your plan or your timing on things, but I trust you. A trust beyond a human understanding because peace just rest within my heart and soul. You have brought me through so many things and I've seen miracles. My heart is thankful for guiding me as I learn your ways. You have blessed me to write this blog and share hope on a daily bases. I thank you for this day and for answered prayers. AMEN
Psalm 118:1 (NIV)
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
THE LETTER BEGINS ~
Dear God, it's me again and I'm angry at you! I will not list all the things I thought I would have or wished I had in life now. My life turned ways I never thought and it's just hard. I feel frustrated in my soul and not liking life this way. Is it okay to be angry at you? AMEN
Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV)
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
I have written both letters before. I have been extremely happy and angry at God. I've learned over the years and I understand far more now, than my younger years. God has a plan and a good attitude toward things is important. Our view point can somewhat be wrong and yet right. Looking through eyes that are clear is much better.
I am reminded the devil brings lies to our lives. He tries to divide us by words and actions. Verse 27 above speaks of not giving the devil a foothold. Don't allow him to speak to you at all. Guard your heart and mind daily.
Romans 12:9 (NIV)
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
WRITE THE LETTER ~
A letter begins with a blank page. A pen in your hand and thoughts running through your mind. Go ahead and sit down to write 3 things that God has done for you. Just counting blessings each day is a sudden reminder of what you do have in life. I find that looking at Facebook or hearing great stories from others, often makes people compare their lives. I don't have want you have and the person becomes really sad. I think we forget that we were never created to be each other. If we want things to change, we must make a change.
We were created to be unique and live a life pleasing unto God. Our own free will takes us places in life that we can be proud of or very sad at in life. Day after day, we make choices that either plans for our future or not. Let us go back to God's word and begin each day with a praise statement. I'm just so thankful for so many things in life.
When I was a kid, I love getting letters from my Aunt Jean in Missouri. She would take the time to write a kid and I would take the time to write her back. I only wish I had saved her letters. Time would go on and she would stop writing me because her hands had arthritis. I was sad that I couldn't really communicate with her anymore. There were no cell phones and my mom said it cost to much to call her. I will always remember her kindness to me and letters. It took one envelope and one stamp to write. I don't seem to write anyone anymore and I miss that. We have different ways of communicating with cell phones and computers. But I miss that experience of getting a letter in the mail. So I am going to write a letter today to someone.
ONE LETTER ~ The Bible is filled with letters about lives and love. God expresses his love for each of us and how Jesus came to take away our sins. A love letter and action of freedom from our past. A new beginning of life and seeing things differently. God is a good God and we learn from our experiences. Take this day and count those blessings. Let go of what you can not change and change the things you can. See life as short and purpose to live in this day!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.