Last weekend was a nice one for me. I had time to meditate on the Lord and relax. I went out with my daughter and we both took some amazing pictures of the ocean. There was a particular scripture which kept coming to mind. Every time I opened the book it popped out at me.
This scripture really hit home to me. As long as my mind is focused on the Lord and his word, I am calm. It is when I take my eyes off of him that I worry. We had a get together with friends this weekend and one of my girlfriends brought up where we all were last summer. Well as most of you know last summer I was in the middle of chemo therapy. I had so many mixed feelings when I was going through chemo. I was totally amazed by the joy that I felt while enduring chemo. I have never in my life been so filled to overflowing with joy that I could weep. I would hear myself thanking the Lord for his love and for restoring health to my body.
I also promised the Lord that I would declare his healing hand in my life with the lung cancer. That I would take time out to share the love of God with anyone that wanted to listen. I have been amazed at the amount of people out there who are hungry to hear about the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ. Where before when we had friends over for dinner we would talk about work, children and problems, now we are talking about how God has been moving in our families, the rapture and spiritual things I never thought would come up during these times.
I am now thanking the Lord for what he has in store for me. I will find my self saying "Father you said that when I am obedient your blessings will chase me down and overtake me and I just thank you and praise you! Immersing myself in the bible really helps me to keep my eyes on the Lord and my attitude positive. I am a victor not a victim!
When I go through disappointments in my life and we all do. You just have to keep believing. My Heavenly Father created the whole universe. He can surely take control of my life, guiding and directing my steps to where he wants to take me. I know that anywhere he leads me is good. I just have to have the faith to step out and take what he has for me. I believe that God has great plans for all of us. He wants to heal us, restore marriages, keep our children drug free, and bless us financially. If you get your thinking lined up with God's nothing will be impossible. Don't get tired of doing the right thing. Remember you have God inside of you. You can do what you need to do.
Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap the harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9In time God will bring you the victory over whatever you are going through. Never forget that you are a child of the Living God and through him all things are possible to those who believe. I find in my own life that when I am having a bad day I just refuse it. I will say Lord keep my eyes on you. I am going forward with you Lord and I am going to be the person that you want me to become. I have faith that I will fulfill the destiny that you have for me through your Holy Spirit. The Lord will give you peace in your storms. He will hold you up when you feel like you are unable to stand and his Holy Spirit will shine through you like a beacon of light to a dark and hungry world!
In these times I think it is vital to my spiritual growth to read my bible every single day and to have my alone time with the Lord in prayer. I also read the bible with my grandson Alaka'i every day. He loves it especially the stories with Jesus in them. Last night we read the book of John chapter 3. The story of John the Baptist and Jesus. Alaka'i noted that even Jesus obeyed God. It was just the most blessed and precious time. I know that it is these things that will stand out in his mind as he grows up. It is reading the bible, praying and going to church that will provide Alaka'i with the armour that he will need to go out into the world and still be close to God.
Do any of you have things that you do with your family and friends that keep you close to God? Please feel free to share them here. Don't forget that if you are feeling down Jesus is there for you. Ask him into your heart to be your Lord and Savior. I promise you it will be life changing! I hope you all have a blessed week!