Always You You were always you even when you wore other faces not of you. Even when you were confused even when you were used and abused you were always you. Even if you never knew from time to time especially because you were bruised blacked and blued until you lacked insight But you You were always within God's sight and if you just hold on He will gaurd the you He made with all His might
I Found God Today I found God today and guess what? He had never gone away. I had just lost my way. Distracted by deception feted by the thief of joy false promises its only decoy. But today I stopped listened and heard God say - "keep going I am right here. Keep striving for by your tears and my grace you must win this race".
Nothing+God Nothing plus God equals everything. A difficult equation to understand for many of us for His ways are not ours. But take for a minute all those who started that way - from David the Shepherd boy dirty and unattractive too puny to grow into himself, a mighty warrior King. What about Moses? was living in hell because he doubted himself yet God held him up with a staff that could tell of how great God is. To Joseph the dreamer who dreamed up great dreams until they were real. They all had their day and are still remembered till today. Let's go deeper still - this world that we live in was created from dust brought into something. From many a failures God took us from our jaliors and gave us a saviour. They and we grew into greatness. God had to take them and us from nothing Be in the equation- and trust me with faith the same destiny awaits us.
No Excuses Are you at the edge trying to get into the healing pool? You have tried to tip over But there remained unmoved. Have angels stired the waters for you to make then holy? But still felt trapped by your circumstance? I am sure you have wondered why you must linger and suffer while everyone else jumps in before you. Did you try rolling over? Try getting closer one inch at a time each day? Or are you stuck with your excuses that block your blessings stops you from making it in? Has time been robbed from you because you hesitate? Do not fear take up your bed and be of good cheer. You will be restored and realigned. You will get back your time.
Often times when “bad” things happen to us we question why. We feel and act like victims and may even curse the day we were born. It is not easy to navigate this life when your intentions do not bear the kind of fruits you had in mind. Too often people, like me and you, become disillusioned with the twist and turns that punctuate our lives. DIsturbances as we see them, that happen maybe when we least expect them or produce our greatest fears. There is a tendency to be angry in these situations, to feel trapped and oppressed.
So, it is hard to think that there is anything good to see in these situations much less to see them as a blessing. I have learned that hard times produce the opportunity for us to not only mature but to flourish. When we get too comfortable where we are, we may feel reluctant to “rock the boat”, and accept where we are, who we are and how we have come to be perceived as our lot in life. But here comes those lessons that say, “no this is not your final destination, you have to be stretched a little more, melted down to the liquid fire and beaten into a new shape”. We are there resistant, resentful and hopeless, waiting for it to end. By it I mean this season of hard lessons, the experience of the hard-knock life. However, it can be that our greatest strength can come from these surely hard lessons. We are forced to work from our survival and with it and toughness develops, when we choose to stick around, that can take us through another hard knock. With each of those knocks out toughness becomes more improved until we can better appreciate the hits and even welcome them because they really allow us to live life fearlessly, or with a little less fear even.
For all the things we can gain, awards and wealth, it is those difficult times, sometimes the hardest in our lives that are the real treasures on earth. It is never easy to reconcile the painful experiences that we have blessings as we have become too focused on blessings that lead to matchless prosperity. How about we shout amens for those lessons, hard lessons that lead to our blessings, true blessings not limited by a limited and our very human understanding.