Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 12,2014

Good morning my sisters-

Have you ever wondered why life is so hard?  I have numerous times.  I wish I could remember the last time I had a carefree moment.  You know like following a butterfly to a bush and watching its wings flow up and down or laughing as a rubber band is shot in the air and hits someone in the head.  You know, the crazy things that make us all just stop and make light of ourselves.  As you mature those days are far and few between and the rest of life gets in the way.

I often wonder how many days Jesus had like that.  The Bible only speaks of miracles, healings  and struggles.  You rarely see any glimpse of what might have been laughter.  He often went away to pray for 40 days and 40 nights.  Did He watch the birds, wonder about all the beauty His father created or did He just sit there praying to understand what He was being prepared to do? Sometimes that's exactly where I am.  What is God preparing for me to do?

As I sit and write today, I'm wondering that very thing.  The last months have been challenging and I have found myself going to bed praying and waking up early seeking Him.  I can't always write because I'm trying to find Him.  I'm sure you have those days.  Instead of seeking my own thoughts, I have to seek His.  Thank goodness He has given me insight.

All my thoughts always bring me back to one thing.  Be still and know I am God.  I can't worry about tomorrow or how fast life may take me.  I can't predict the future or how my life will go.  I can't even predict how I will live in ten years. I only have this moment to seek Him with my whole heart.  And when I seek Him, I always find Him.  He has my past, present and future mapped out. We are one with Him.  Our journey is the journey that was mapped out upon our birth and nothing can change what Jesus wants to do with it, except for us.  If we don't want to follow, then we might not get led.

As I have said many times, the workers are few.  Those that wish to talk about Jesus.  Whether you know Jesus or not, life will be hard.  I just can't imagine not being able to sit quietly, pray and ask Christ to lead me.  We as humans are just to fallible.  Our hearts are too fickle.  We need Him to guide us and help us become the men and women that will lead nations and raise the next generations. We are nothing without Him.  If I am a great women here on earth but don't know Jesus; I'm nothing.  For all I do is to proclaim the name of my Savior.  My life is His to direct and my responsibility is to be faithful.  Look for Him today and for one moment, be carefree.  He is our butterfly, don't you want to see His wonder?

(both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” (Acts 2:11 NIV)

Not many think about confessing God.  There are many that go to church and pray but there are few that are willing to be like Isaiah, Abraham, Moses, Peter and Paul.  There are few among us that preach to the nations that Jesus is the only way.  We hide behind images and others feelings.  The good news must happen and the wonder that we experienced as children resides in the Holy Trinity.  Beyond watching butterflies, seeing rainbows and kindness of others, there is a God that has loved us, watched over us and given us grace and mercy.  If nothing else, our thoughts and words should be on the Savior.  We are His and He has done a great thing by us.  Where are your thoughts and tongues today?  Are they cursing or proclaiming, only you can decide?

Be well my sisters and know that every time we seek Him; He reveals himself to us.

My prayer today:

O, Lord may we have courage to proclaim you among the nations and may every prayer be about knowing you better.  I continue to be in awe of your love.  Help us to see you in everything we do and guide our paths always straight to you.  Help our brothers and sisters in other countries and take the veil off for all time.

Until tomorrow...

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