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.
God has….planted eternity in the human heart. Ecclesiastes 3:11
The benefits of purpose-driven living is:
Although we want to live in eternity with Jesus Christ and God our father we must not lose sight of our purpose here on earth. I have read so many books where it seems the focus is on eternity so much that we forget to live the blessings of this life for God and his purpose for us. The parable of talents (Matthew 25:14-30) shares of three servants who chose different ways to handling their master’s money. Two of the servants invested and doubled their money not worrying about tomorrow. The one servant who worried about the what-if dug a whole and put the money in it. He believed this would please his master to not have used the gift he was given but to hoard it away. The two servants whom invested the money receive the reward while the one who was afraid received nothing.
God’s purpose for you and your life is here and now discover it and grow your relationship with him and eternity is yours.
Warren, Rick (2004). A purpose driven life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
There is a theory that I heard but really do not understand. “Feed her and Skinn her” its not something God would do so the only other option is evil. Feed her love and then destroy her soul by keeping from her there very thing she craves and think she needs. Grant it this is when a woman is still suffering from the Cinderella syndrome ways and not seeking God first for her soul mate. My goal is not to describe the actions of this theory or even begin to understand it. God crushed this way of thinking and I don’t have to worry about it anymore.
I have learned through a few people that the belief of not talking to them is for the best. . Not going out of your way to speak to someone is fine when you no longer want them in your life but when you look at them in the eye or walk by them and give them the silent treatment that is wrong. It is not Godly nor would God tell you to do such things. When a person is bad for your growth with Christ then yes by all means do not let them in your life but we must treat others as we want to be treated.
The truth is that the one treating you badly is the one who is killing themselves. The silencer dies with the wickedness and the one who is shunned grows in God’s light. I see others treating people this way and I know personally that it hurts deeply. The only advice I can offer for wickedness that can not be changed by anyone but God and the person doing this act is Gods truth in scripture.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek. They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind. …
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
Abstain from every form of evil.
I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
“You shall not murder.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Return, O Lord! How long? Have pity on your servants!
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, …
The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. …
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.
Let him rain coals on the wicked; fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more.”
What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”
Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. …
I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.
In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began
Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. …
Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
When you are ready for a fresh start in life you clean house and that means your internal life (body, mind, and soul) and external life (your environment and people you spend time with).
To make changes in the right direction it is important to do 3 things: