I am outside listening to the choir of barn swallows under my deck, drinking coffee with my faithful puppy eating whatever she finds and it's a beautiful morning. The sun is coming up and the clouds seem so majestic and there is a song in my heart.
I confess that has not always been the case through the last couple of years. Trials and challenges have followed me. I have felt regret and even sometimes failure but along the way the Lord Jesus has led me to being in His presence right now, in this moment, I know he's near.
I can't say I would change one thing. Life is a series of threads in very different colors. Some are warm, uncomfortable and threatening in nature and others are calm and blue and others are yellow full of ideas and hope. Intertwined these threads with all they're many hues make a tapestry and as each one is woven we grow and move toward being more Christ like.
Throughout my life I've been told I can't do something. I've been told I wouldn't get through college, I did. I was told by an English teacher that I couldn't write, I won a writing award. I was told that if I ever got a great job my math disability would hinder me. I've had great jobs making money for other people and in the last couple of years I've learned how to do accounting. You will be told by many you can't do something and there may even be a bit of truth in that. Humanly speaking, you may not have the talent at the time or the knowledge but we have what others don't, God!
Where I am weak, He is strong. Where others feel I don't have the aptitude, He does. And when someone tries to crush you, He will lift you up on eagles wings. This is the power of our God. He takes care of the birds and he takes care of us.
If I can express one thing to you it would be to go outside and look at what God created. Thank Him for His power and His glory. He gives us everything we need to be successful for Him. I guess that's the lesson I've learned the most, it's not about me, it's about Him.
Be well my sisters and know He is God.
Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV)
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.