Rebuilding Contemplations 2 Years Ago

2 Years ago, I lost my daddy. I lost the man that loved me most in the world and who was always there for me. I also lost a liar friend that swore love to me and my family and just rejected us and split. (All is forgiven and we still love you, just recapping my pain of 2 years ago.) I also lost a friend my age in a car accident suddenly at the same time. Two years ago, I was a mess, a pitiable disaster shell of a girl… broken to understate it. The strongest crumble hardest when broken.

Absolutely, that was a defining moment of my life. Absolutely, that completely impoverished soul of mine was the means of God finally breaking this pride in me down to ashes and rebuilding a humble me. It was the best thing that ever happened to me spiritually, in light of eternity. Because now, as I keep choosing God to be my strength and keep humbly close to Him, even living with frequent opposition and injustice, everything keeps me humble and closer to God.

And now I am strongest of my life because I am weakest and God is able to work through me. This, my friend, is beautiful. I am thankful for two years ago and reflect upon it thoughtfully and often. I still get emotional but it is always tempered with joy and peace now. If you are going through a lot now, take heart. Hope is in Jesus always and with love. Don’t be afraid to break for Him and He will rebuild you way better. God is so very good!!❤❤❤

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We Consist of The Sum of Our Parts

No two people are alike, no matter how hard they seem to try. I and you consist of the sum of our parts. All parts are designed and orchestrated by God on purpose and with a plan of being saved and close to Him. So I do not detest any of my or your parts.

The parts are the physical: the skin, the hair, the body type and dimension, the blemishes, the scars, the freckles, the beauty, the ugliness.

Parts also are the spiritual: the eternal spirit, the soul, the heart, the thinking mind, the patterns of brain usage, the emotions that are expressed or suppressed, the tide and current of flow to God the Creator, the eternal residence that is considered to great benefit or suppressed to detriment.

The parts also consist of our past: our upbringing, horrible things we went through, good things we experienced, travels, interactions with people good and bad, decisions we made good and bad, education in school, street education, relative interactions good and bad, home environment, financial and economic experiences, accidents and injuries, wrongs and sins, forgiveness and blessings, all of it.

There is no way with all these parts options two people can or should look alike in totality. We are the sum of our parts. And these are purposeful and useful by and for God thr Creator. That makes me and you quite beautiful and extraordinary. And I appreciate me and you and genuinely praise God for us. If you ponder this, it is the only rightful conclusion. 😄❤

Pointing to Christ

It is easy to feel overwhelmed and angry at the evil all around us, even in our own homes. It is rampant, the devil is really upping his game because his time is so short. Jesus is coming soon. So when you see the evil mounting around and hear evil words vented at you in even your own home or all around it, remind yourself that this is pointing to Christ and His pending return. We are close enough to taste the wedding supper of the Lamb. We are right here. Jesus is close. And if you feel Him more distant, remember the enormous weight He is feeling at how many will be left behind to go through the tribulation. And stop for a moment thinking of just us and pray for people to wake up and be saved. We need to point others to Christ even as the end time signs are pointing to Him too. Use it as a reminder to keep praying. Someday, the difficulties of this world will be trumped by the rapture and being in Jesus’ presence. I am right with you focusing on that and praying and fasting until then. God bless us everyone.❤

Blessings from Obedience

So, I shared how I went through a frustration patch. Then, I chose to focus on Jesus and preparations for celebrating His birthday. Then, I shared I was able to see His blessings in my life.

Now, as a result of n obedience and sharing all that to help encourage someone else who may be struggling, God rewarded me with a gig for our band and a dinner our with my family, tangible blessings/rewards from obedience. God always rewards obedience. And He has unlimited resources, so obey whenever you can and He will always heap love and loving blessings on us. God is such a good Father!!!❤❤❤

Deep Thoughts

When I am weak, and I realize now that I always am, I take up humility, admitting how little I really am in the scheme of things. And when I put that humility on, I am doing something admittedly and undeniably stronger than most people of the world. Their pride and ego rules them and makes demands of their conscience. Humility realizes that God will have His way no matter what and puts me under His will alongside Him. The really clever part of all this, the weaker I am and the littler I get, the stronger God makes me in His kingdom. And the part of that that is most incredible to me is not the irony of it, not the juxtaposition against the world’s ways… it is that the almighty God of the universe loves me and wants me with Him. Wow. The children’s song “Jesus Loves Me” is the most incredible truth of the Bible and how deep His love is was proven by His death, burial and resurrection. And God loves every person He made the same. Even really horrible people, even me who was among the worst of them. Even me who screws up now, knowing this. How little I am and how amazingly big He is. And I truly reverence Him, respect Him, love Him. God is everything that is best and most important in every capacity of life in the universe He made. How incredible and deep this truth is. How my mind loves to dip my toes in the surface of it and watch the ripples of it wash me clean again. How precious and tender is our Almighty Creator. How little are we, especially me. It makes Him even bigger. God is so good!❤❤❤

Our Free Answer to Prayer

I have wanted a recliner for my husband for years. He has bad knees and has to elevate them after so many hours on them and has a lot of pain. He would not spend the money. So yesterday while we served the Lord together, God provided a free recliner that even lifts up and help you get up again from it. So God granted this free answer to prayer and I praise Him for providing such a gift to help my husband. Praise God who answers prayer and gives every blessing lovingly. God is so very good and loving and generous!!😄❤❤

Today, Ready, Go

Today is a beautiful day. You are ready for it. You have thanked God for the day, for life, for eternal security through Jesus. Now feet to floor, you are ready to serve. Staying humble is your greatest proof of strength as always but remembering that your Heavenly Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills and the wealth in every mine keeps things real and dispels worry. Faith in God keeps things real as you trust He will take care of you as He promised. And because God is good and loves you, you are ready to go today on a great day. God bless you!😄❤