Did you know that you are wonderfully and fearfully made (Psalms 139:14) and that nothing can separate you from the love of God (Romans 8:38-8:39). Did you know that God heals you from all of your brokenness (Psalms 143:3) and that you do not need to be afraid of anything or anyone because the Lord is with you (Psalm 118:6).
So don’t allow the world to define who you are, or what should be important or a priority, and when you go through challenges in this life don’t get stuck in your feelings. Instead meditate and rely on the truth of God’s word and His promises to encourage, guide, and strengthen you as you travel on this journey called “life”. Trust Him and trust His timing in all things.
Father’s Day is approaching soon. A day set aside to celebrate dads all over the country. As I reflect on this special day, I have been thinking about the children who have been raised without a daddy in the home, as well as the children who do not have a personal relationship with their earthly father. Be encouraged, although you may not have had a father in your home, or you may have been raised without a father in your life, please know that you have a Heavenly Father, who is waiting 24/7 with open arms to have a personal relationship with you. Life is a classroom, apply the knowledge and strengths that you gained from your upbringing; if it was negative, you have learned what not to do, if it was positive then sow the seed in someone’s else life. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads! Be an even better father than the one that you had! We salute You!
Celebrating you, Hattie Phillips on this special day. The day that is set a side to honor Mothers. We are thankful for your love, support, faith and quiet strength. You were a godly woman, peacemaker, prayer warrior, and backbone of our family. You were an awesome mother and loving wife. You taught us how to love by the life you lived, which included loving and forgiving others even when they did not deserve it. Mom, you were a woman of honesty and integrity. You loved each of us in your own special way. Your legacy lives on in the lives of your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren because of the seeds that you planted while you graced this earth. The gift of precious memories will forever reside our hearts. Gone but not forgotten, we love you mom and miss you dearly and we are forever grateful to have you as our mother.
When you feel like you are stuck in a rut and the way seems cloudy and gray, hold onto God’s unchanging hand. You may not feel His presence as you are going through, but it is He that is holding you, because He promised in His word to never leave you nor forsake you and His word will not return void. Ask for strength and guidance for each new day and He will provide!
Memory or sight? I heard a story recently in which a man was taking medication for his lost of vision. One of the side effects of the medicine was memory loss. So the doctor asked, “what would you rather lose your sight or your memory? The man answered my memory because I would rather know where I am going, than remember where I have been!” As we begin a new year its good to reflect on where we have been (the past), but it is more important to focus on where we would like to go in life (our future). Not so much as making new resolutions, but as a checkpoint to see where we are on this journey called “life” to make sure that we are making the right decisions to get us to our destination. Hopefully, we are living life with an eternity perspective.
The bible says to trust in Lord with all of your heart, and to lean not to your own understanding, and in all of your ways acknowledge Him, and shall direct your path(Proverbs 3: 5-6). If only we will adhere to the Word of God, we would enjoy the benefits of Kingdom Living; which are righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17b). Our lives would be much more successful and prosperous, if only we would allow God to lead us in all that we do and say; Trust Him to lead you and even when you don’t know the way, he will make your crooked path straight.
Sometimes we are so hard on our self, we forgive others, but we hold onto our own shortcomings and past mistakes forever. It is important to learn from choices that we have made in life and move on. I know from experience it is easier said than done, Nonetheless, it is not like we can change the past anyway-so grow from it!