Good morning my sisters-
It's been a few days since I last sat down to write. I just can't seem to get up at 5:30 AM anymore and I leave for work at 7 so I am just going to start writing when I have at least 30 minutes, which just happens to be right now.
I took Friday off to be with my kids and it's been a great weekend. We went shopping, out to eat and drove to OKC to see if we could get some bargains. We laughed and I listened a lot as my sons and their cousins recanted stories and memories. Oh to be 17 again. It reminded me of days when my brothers and I would talk until we fell asleep. We were almost like one unit and our memories still remain. I have lost one of my brothers but every car ride and every moment remains in the vault fir me to pull up. No one can ever take that away from me.
During our drive, I got to talk to my son's girlfriend a lot and she reminded me of all the things I worried about at her age. The biggest one was growing up. I realize now looking back that we are a sum of our circumstances and every challenge got me to this point. I might have worried about my future and I know I worried about losing my loved ones but in the midst God was raising me up to be the woman I am today. Everything I have done has prepared me to help the next generation. Christ taught me how to walk and talk. He took me from a baby to a teen and now is raising me into being an adult. That might sound strange since I have a 23 year old and a 17 year old but I'm not talking about chronological age; I'm speaking abut Christian maturity. Going from being saved, into having a relationship and then walking that path while crossing the sea. That's what God does with us. He takes a babe and makes it into an adult by challenging us to look for Him in the unknown. And as you all know, there is more of that these days than the known, right?
Some things about life will change and others will be constantly in motion but one thing remains steadfast and that's Jesus. We will be born, grow up and perish but the legacy we leave will last for years to come. What we choose to learn here on earth will help another and living to glorify God will last long after we are gone. If you're searching for answers, worried about tomorrow or just contemplating tomorrow rely on Jesus, He has all the answers. God walked with Adam and Eve. He spoke to Moses on a mountain. He saved Isaac from being sacrificed and He chose you!
At the end of my life, I want to have memories filled with Jesus. This world is tough but He is true. Let Jesus in today and begin to experience God, so that future generations will know Him too. May God bless you and keep you today!
Job 11: 13-17NIV:
"Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out our hands to him, if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, then, free from fault, you will lift up your faces; you will stand firm without fear.
You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Life will be brighter by noonday, and darkness will become like morning.
My prayer today:
O, Lord thank You for the power of the Cross. Thank You for being steadfast in a world full of sin and thank You for choosing me and for taking the time to love me. I know what a wonderful parent You are. I can lay in my bed and pray and when I do I feel Your love for me. I am a sinner, which means I can try to be good but I will fail. For on my own no good deed can be done. However,with You by my side, I can mature and I can pursue to know You more. My thirst for You is like a man searching for water in the desert. I cry and You hear me. I sing and You are glorified. I sit at Your feet and You remain true. Today, I come before You asking You to raise my sisters to be one with You. We are the mothers and daughters fulfilling your covenant while teaching the next generation. Please help us Lord to be strong in You. Make us women that will cherish You above all things and give us the words to minister to those that need You most. I am so far from being perfect but I know who You are and every day I'm with You is another memory I cherish. I may not always do the right thing or say the right thing but in my heart I know I'm being refined by YOU. Thank You for taking the lost and making each one of us women that will move the next generation to know Your name! In Jesus Name, Amen