"I have always felt that the moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours." -Monica Baldwin
God is so faithful. That is the message that keeps going through my mind this week. There is so much going on in the world, yet God is here for us everyday! When I hear the news on the TV and radio, I end up so sad and discouraged! (My pastor calls CNN "constantly negative news")Yet when I pray right then and there for the people and situations I am hearing about, there is a peace in my mind, heart and spirit that says to me: Do not worry. I am there.
I know some would ask that if God is there, then why do these 'situations' happen? Boy, if only I had the answers to those specific situations! The only thing I can do is read what God's Word says to us: Do not fear for I am with you always or God turns all things for good to those that love Him. God seeks to bless us and not cause us harm. Oftentimes, I am my own worst enemy! The decisions I make and the things I choose to do cause hurt and pain to those I love or to myself....and I think, What WAS I thinking?? When I choose to walk the narrow path of right living and right thinking (and we ALL know what that is! Right from wrong is an early lesson, isn't it??) my path is blessed with all good things!
The apostle Paul is the most real person to me in the bible. (Jesus notwithstanding :) I so identify with Paul's lament: Oh, why do I do that which I don't want to do and don't do what I know I should (my paraphrase!) Only with God can we reconcile those things...our desires and our choices with right living. But God is faithful to pull us back into His arms, or His lap and love us the same yesterday, today and tomorrow! The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want! Even when I can't see the path ahead, God is faithful to provide the light I need to see the next two steps! He is! But we must faithfully walk on! Don't give up and don't give in to those emotions that tell you that you are alone! You are never alone with a God who is faithful.
PS I never shared my exciting news...the school board where I work okay'ed two days leave from work so that I can go on a stamping cruise next fall with Gina K, Emma Bella and Nichole Heady! Stamping on a boat!! My DH gave me the cruise as a Christmas and early 25th wedding anniversary present! He is SO cute! ;)