Do you ever wake and feel like your whole day is going to be great and then your entire morning falls apart? Sometimes we make plans for what we think our life should be like but then life throws a curveball. I travel locally for work in Gainesville, Brevard, Marion, Tampa, and Orlando region. I used to hate traveling and would never take jobs requiring travel, but about two years ago I took the plunge to work for myself. I am a nurse consultant and I manage clients who need medical attention after suffering injuries and clients who are homebound. I love what I do now as I can help clients get what they need.
So circling back to my perfectly laid out day that didn’t happen, I was not at peace with the world. All it takes is one rude comment, one complication, or really anything outside of our perfect plan to make our mood change. For me it was just that and as I drove in my car to see clients, I started to listen to my favorite Christian radio station z88.3 and the disc jockey shared the following verse “charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. ” Proverbs 31:30. This very verse is what is on my pageant business cards. Why I chose this verse is because as a pageant queen our exteriors can be all glammed up but our interior can be broken and we are just putting on a show to save face. So to me, this verse is a daily reminder that my job is to serve the Lord daily and not get hung up on how imperfect my day started. When I heard it on the radio today it spoke to my heart and reminded me that I need to pray.
As I drove to Melbourne today admiring the beauty of nature, I meditated on Proverbs 31:30 and prayed for forgiveness of ever doubting that God always steers us to His plan. Here is my view today as I wait on a client. I can feel the warm spring breeze gently rustling the leaves on the trees, the sun shining, and the absolute silence in this parking lot of a medical plaza. Not one person is seen walking here, no through traffic of cars; just silence. I think it was for sure a divine appointment for a reflection of my soul.
As we stop to think of what is happening in the world and what our youth is being exposed to, I can’t help but pray for our nation and my own little one growing up in this world.
When I started to work today and went about my day, I reflected on what having peace in my life means to me. It represents that centuries ago a baby was born and for 33 years He dedicated His life to share God’s Word, heal the sick, and give faith to those who lacked it by the miracles He performed on earth. This baby was God’s only Son that He gave up to save us. I know most people will bypass my writing today, but it’s okay I don’t mind, those that need the encouragement will read it.
As I watch this video I think of what it represents. It represents the joy of God when we are saved and how He loves us and will do anything for us, however He gives us free will. In that free will, we have to recognize that we need Him when we stray. Many things call us away from the Lord, drugs, alcohol, wrong crowds, parties, and just whatever is sin in general. We have all fallen short as the Bible says, but as we repent of our sins daily God forgives us. Sometimes we have to go through many trials of failures, illnesses, financial ruin, and fall on our face and even get so close to death before we surrender all to God. Why is that? Because we are all human and have free will,
Despite our sins, Jesus is interceding for us. But He cannot help us if we don’t ask Him in to our lives and surrender our hearts to Him. I am not saying that once that happens we will be free of all harm, because in this world we will have trials. But I can promise you that the trials can be more tolerable with God by our side.
Watch in this video about how this young lady has the love of the Lord but then a fast talking boyfriend offers her love that she thinks is missing in her life. That love leads to sex, drugs, alcohol, bulimia, cutting herself and almost losing her life and when she cries out to the Lord, the battle she faces to try and leave. But what happens? As she is fighting, you can see the Lord interceding for her, she asks God for strength and the Lord comes to fight for her and takes the beatings to save her. Many of us are just like her in this video, fighting to get to the Lord but we don’t know how to get to Him because many things get in the way. Today I am here to tell you that you do not have to fight anymore, just reach out to God call His name and He will help you.
As you see in this video, The Lord cleans her up and takes her in His arms because He loves us as we are. Today and tomorrow as you reflect on your own life and what peace means, think about these words, many centuries ago, a man gave up His life of comfort and security because His Father asked Him to. As an obedient Son, He did, why would He do that you ask? He gave up His life because we are all God’s children and He wanted all of us to have an opportunity to be saved. So today, reach out to Him.
This post came as a surprise to me, but I am posting it because it is what I felt in my heart to write.
John 3:16 –21 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”
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