So Thankful

I was thinking tonight of all the things, travel, opportunities and people God has blessed me with every day of my life. There are more than I can name or even remember. I am so very grateful. It shows me unquestionably how unfathomably good God is. There are so many blessings. Every one of them was precious and purposed into my life, even the pain. I do not wish for a different past, a different upbringing, more of anything. I am so very thankful. And it hit me that God is perfect and good and loves me so much. He orchestrated my life like a poet in love, masterfully and exquisitely. He designed my days and provided restful sleep for my nights. He painted incredible scenes when He knew I needed them and allowed just the right encouragement at critical times. How precious is our Savior! How amazing is our God!!!😄❤

Reimbursed

So the birthdays left me a bit tapped out. I got a job offer- working 2 days a week for $3,000-$5,000/mo. I had hesitation from my husband so said no to it. So I told the Lord I was trusting Him to provide as He always did. And He gave me 6 consults in about a 6 hour commitment, including drive time. So God reimbursed me and/or rewarded me for honoring my husband’s leadership. And I just want to tell you that God takes care of us like that. And I enjoyed fasting today as I saw 2 of thr patients during a small part of the day and homeschooled a good bit of it. So God blessed me and I wanted to acknowledge the trustworthiness of God. You ask Him and He provides what you need most every time. Praise God!!!😄❤❤❤

Son of My Father

I saw this title on an album by Dante Bowe. I love that title. In my case, I say “Daddy’s Girl” and I like that.

My happiest thought is that of being my Father God’s little girl. And His eternal status means that I can retain that title no matter how old I get. Sweet!

When we see ourselves with the truth of that title, we embrace our primary objective of our design. And how peaceful, joyful and glorious is that!😄❤

The Saddest Lies and Sweetest Truth

“I walk alone”, the sad song sings amongst a million echoing. The hardest thing to believe is the lie of solitary suffering.

“You’re not enough just as you are”, that lie falls on a million hearts. You’d be ok if you could change this or that but not be the same.

A million other sad lies extend to houses all across the lands, near and far we are the same targets of an evil game.

The truth is millions of times sweeter, if only you could be believers, that God is our forever friend, with us daily to the end.

And He loves you just as you are, His best creation, His loving heart. And He designed you just the way He would do it all again today.

So do not heed the many lies that try to hurt and make you cry. For lies they are and read the Truth, for it was given just for you.❤❤❤

The Precious Pain Box

Hanging on to a deep hurt from our past is like clenching a secret box of pain or bad choices or addiction that we have made a treasure of. We protect it. We keep it. We, like Gallum of the Lord of the Rings book series by J. R. Tolkien, call it “my precious” and would die to keep it and protect it.

Meanwhile, this protected box, though feeling familiar and safe and only ours, is killing us softly, keeping us bondage to it. We think we are holding our box but that box is holding us.

How do you feel safe enough to let it go? Only one way. We have to choose to do so. We have to humbly want to put the box down. As soon as we want Him to, God will take it from you. And He is with you along the way trying to get your attention to let you know life is better without that evil box we have been treasuring. Forgiveness is release of the pain and hurt in full pardon- you choose to forgive. Prayer is a powerful tool to help get you there. Love is too.

Let me encourage you by saying how freeing and light is to put the bad box treasure down. You feel as though you can fly without it. It is beautiful! And God is so very good!😄❤