God can write the most beautiful things. As I dream and write ideas down I have to laugh because I often wonder why I can’t have these in reality. The romantic things that come to mind I have lived some but have yet to live others. But as soon as I ponder this question God reminds me that you are still young and your new life has just begun. I’m his baby of almost 4 … decades old.
He has so many great plans for me that I can’t even imagine; which I am grateful for because it sweetens the surprise. Even through loneliness I find comfort with to do list of redoing Sela’s bedroom and ideas for renovating the kitchen and then working on my book and script. I’m definitely not bored… haha.
I did make the mistake of telling Sela, a 9 year old, I was working on her room yesterday and of course I received several text asking if I was done with it in a matter of 30 minutes. I am her wonder woman and she believes I can do anything. I will be lucky if I get done before she comes home. The Lord has me moving and shaking so as I act out his beautiful script I am thankful for living, I’m thankful for the people who do love me, my home, and all the other littles things he provides for me.
This is a year of Thankfulness and many blessings to come.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Betrayal is a sorrowful word in every sense because it means turning against someone whom trusted you and we are all guilty of it. What causes Betrayal? A betrayer is motivated by selfishness. (Moore, 2013) As we go through life and build friendships we either do things our way or their way but we don’t always do things Gods way. Betrayal shows up in those ways that are not Christ-like and true to Gods word.
I am reading “Breaking Free” by Beth Moore with my church group and it is a good book that furthers the teaching of wisdom through God’s truth. Although I deal with the aftermath of what childhood disappointments and hurts can bring this book gives it a new perspective and reaffirms my book “Closer to The One” which talks about one of the biggest impacts on my life as a young girl.
I was in 5th grade and at the end of the school year; I found myself in the middle of possible harm and when I cried out to friends for help they turned and walked away. I believe it is something that God wants me to carry as a reminder to always give justice and mercy and to be compassionate for others whom have been hurt.
We cannot stop betrayal but we can hold ourselves and others accountable by dealing with it and forgiving each other. Surrender your pain to the Lord and ask that he gives you peace and the grace to forgive. Life is better with love not hate.
Moore, B. (2013). Breaking free. Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press.