As I lie here in bed this Sunday afternoon, snuggled next to my tiny 8 year old and my dog sitting on my shoulder, I am filled with hope. I look around at my life and think about all that God has done in it. About 8 years ago I made a decision that would completely and utterly change my life… and my destination. I gave my heart and soul to a man who was crucified on a cross for my sins and yours. My relationship with God over these past 8 years has been up and down. I’ve had many seasons where my fire for God couldn’t be put out. I’ve had seasons with God where I felt like I couldn’t even get a spark in my prayer life. But as I lie here reflecting on the goodness of God one thing hits me most profoundly. His love for me is everlasting. His mercy endures forever. There is nothing I go through that he doesn’t understand and He will never leave me or forsake me. Choosing to live for God and turning my back on the world was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. The devil is still the devil. He still prowls around looking for ways to steal, kill and destroy but I will not yield to the tricks of the devil. Today, as I lie here in bed I am completely and utterly grateful that we serve a GOOD God. I love Him with everything inside and I want to shout from the rooftops and sing about my love for my Lord. I, by nature am such an analytical person. I over think so many things. Everything. I over think scripture. I over think finances. I over think my purpose in life. I spend so much time in my own brain and in my own head, that I forget to spend time in God’s mind and heart. Today, I make a choice. A choice I choose to proclaim out loud and publicly. I choose to surrender every aspect of my life. Every little detail that I spend any amount of time worrying or analyzing, I choose to give to Jesus. He is the one true one who can understand my thoughts now, and my plan for the future. So why not just spare myself the torment of worry, or fear or panic of the future and let Him hold me in His loving arms. Today God, I choose you. And today Satan, I refuse to give you another iota of my time. You cannot have my mind. You cannot have my family and you cannot have my future! I choose to rest in the loving arms of Jesus!
Today, my prayer for you is that you can experience the love of God, for He surely loves you!
Lots of Love,