We all have perceptions,opinions and passions. They are feelings and they are our own. God, you give us free will to make our own decisions but there are so many influences that direct us, sometimes obstacles, sometimes challenges and sometimes gifts. Once again, we had a week of opportunities that were brilliantly disguised as insolvable problems. We found or are still finding the solutions. No wonder you have us live in the present, it is our gift from you. Each day holds more.
I woke from having the strangest dream yesterday and I remembered it. Maybe a GOD moment because it made me see a situation with different eyes. God, What do you want me to do? Are you my influence? Are you my obstacle or my frustration because You want me to take a different path? What is the right choice? You are so generous. The Bible tells me so and my life has been so rich. You enjoy providing our future and our hope and you delight in our happiness. But what does this mean? Where do I go? What should I be doing?
Sometimes God, I would really appreciate an easy answer but seems like that is not your way. All this learning. You don't like our struggles but Oh I see you smile with our accomplishments. There is so much to experience. That's why you have set our lives before us. You touch our lives in so many ways. Are you providing another way to look at what is right in front of us? Help me to recognize these people, these situations, these answers. Help me to see what is your plan to make it my own....
From Philippians... Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable... if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me... put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. From Matthew... Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more important and God gives freely to the birds and the lilies of the valley. The heavenly Father knows what you need.
Seek first the HIS kingdom and HIS righteousness and all these things will be given to you. So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you and we will continue to receive. Life, this is our education.Thank you, Lord. Even when I don't know what's ahead, I am going to look forward with excitement and a glad heart anyway.
God is good all the time. All the time, God is good. AMEN.