Good Evening my dears...
Hope all is well with you.
It has been a rainy day here and even pouring down there for a while..
Just a little bit of a storm, I guess..
I have been thinking about life's storms lately..
I hope you don't mind but I thought that I would just write from my heart for a few minutes..
I am not super spiritual but I am a forgiven saint of the most high God..
His blood has been applied to my life and even though I may sometimes not be walking in complete victory I am still His..
I love that verse that says..
I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are Mine!
Then in verse 2...
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you..
It brings tears to my eyes when I realize that the amazing God who rules this universe knows my name..
Not only does he know my name but he knows my problems and he cares about what is going on in my heart and my life..
He knows what is precious to me..
My family, my church and my friends..
Whatever affects my life is on His agenda...
Isn't that hard to grasp sometimes?..
But none the less it is true..
It is written in His Word...
Sometimes we go through a period of our lives when we are not quite sure which way to turn..
Something has come against us and we are confused and hurt..
We need to make decisions and we can't make one..
Or we are not even sure if it is a decision that we should make or if we should just go on as before...
Advice is wonderful but even then one has to decide as to whether it is good advice or not..
But really in the end it is our choice and only we can make it...
God allows us to face trials and tests and sometimes we go through storms of life..
Our oldest son and his wife went through a devastating time when their child contacted meningitis and it left him deaf.
We found it hard to fathom out..
But life happens to all of us..
Yes.. even born again saints of God face things.
The difference is that we have someone on whom we can depend..
He is available twenty four- seven..
Years down the road we can so easily see God's perfect touch in it all..
He received a cochlear implant and now all is well..
But at the time of the storm ... We were looking for Him
and trying to find Him in the trauma..
And there He was..
Right in the midst of it all..
Giving peace and strength and answering prayer and providing miracles that we could not even imagine at the time..
Such a wonderful Savior...
Different things affect people in different ways..
What is a storm or trial to me may not bother you at all..
I find myself calling on the Lord for his advice and learning to trust in Him and praying for his wisdom..
The storm is drawing me closer to His side..
Sometimes to get over some obstacles in our spiritual life we need to fast and pray and seek His guidance..
I have needed to pray and ask the Lord to keep my spirit right and fill me with his love..
To give me grace..
Fruits of the spirit which we as Christians need to portray such as love and joy and long suffering can be really difficult when you are hurt and misunderstood...
It is so blessed to know we can turn to Jesus and lean on him and he is always there...
I have told you before of how I imagine Him there by my bedside...
The lamp is dimly lit and He is
waiting in the shadows...
Faithful and true..
Wanting me to turn to Him..
To call on His dear Name..
He told us to cast our burdens on Him..
Because his yoke is easy and his burden is light..
That is so true..
When I take my burden to the altar of prayer and leave it there then he gives me his joy..
Sweet wonderful joy...
I am tried and tested but victorious!!
I have made it through another one..
Well, sweet friends ...
I have said much more than I meant to.. smile..
Just know that mine is a spiritual battle..
We are all fine and if I keep my eyes on Him then all will be well..
Sometimes we need to focus ..
I was told once that the main thing ...
Is to keep my eyes on the main thing..
The main thing is Jesus...
Why do we falter and fail so often?...
Because we are human... eh!
OK then dear hearts...
Pray for me and I will continue to pray for you...
You all bless my life in so many ways and I am thankful..
This was probably too long for you to read but guess what?
I feel better.. grin..
Thanks for listening...
Oh, there is a lovely song over on my playlist there on the sidebar..
He is in the Midst...