Recently I uncovered a paradox that will change my idea of who I am. Although at odds with this conclusion and not whom I perceive myself to be, God is using it to change me. To embrace this reality, I‘m reminded of Paul and the thorn in the flesh that God gave him. Instead of being disgruntled with my thorn, like Paul I need to accept, embrace and be thankful for it.
Can you imagine God weeping, knowing that He loves us that much, He would shed tears? We mean all eternity to Him. Wow, do you comprehend the enormity of that statement? How our hearts need to cry with exuberance, our souls sing out anthems of Glory to the Highest. Our tongues worship our Dad who is not afraid to show His love. When we state that we don’t know how much God loves us or if he really does, open your eyes to His tears. God’s cry is for you.
The year 2017 is rapidly coming to a close and will be immediately followed by 2018. A brand new year with lots of time to begin new traditions or habits and stop menacing old ones. I would like to invite you to do something my best friend taught me to do for each New Year. When you are in your quiet place talking to Jesus, ask Him to give you a word for the upcoming year
What are memories for?
Memories, I love them. There are days I walk outside, close my eyes, and simply breathe. I FEEL everything around me, and yet I feel transported in time to another place, another age, another memory; all stemming from what I’ve perceived through my senses. It thrums through my whole being and heart. Images replayed; people no longer with me—whether bad or good—are clear and visible.
Do you have a specific problem that is following you into 2018? We all have things that create strife and reason for concern. Who doesn’t have problems? Some are minimal, but others are monumental. Each year brings different issues and challenges for us. Right?
Are you missing a loved one at Christmas? One who has gone on to be with the Lord in heaven? Focus on the birth of the Babe in the manger, God’s gift to mankind. Let Jesus Christ bring you comfort and joy on this special day.