I believe each of us have seasons in life where things are moving so swiftly that we must make a deliberate decision to seek stillness. I have begun to truly appreciate each day as the gift that it is whether the day brings forth unexpected blessings or stumbling blocks. I must understand that God holds all my tomorrows and that my faith,outlook and behaivor will discern whether I become bitter or better. I can not control others thoughts or actions towards me ,however I can choose to remain grounded in the word of God pressing towards the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. I meditate on such scriptures as: Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)” For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please man? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” and Ephesians 4:29-32 “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth,but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bittterness, wrath,anger, clamor, and eveil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”.
I write this blog today not as a perfect woman nor someone who thinks of herself more highly than she ought. I recognize the power of God’s grace in my life. I need His grace, His guidance, His presence and divine wisdom to navigate this journey of my life.
During the lapse of time from my last blog, I have truly been seeking wisdom, peace and divine guidance regarding- how do I step back and allow God to be God ;when I have been wronged. When you have truly done your best to someone- gave of yourself and once that person has plucked the pearls of your creativity, the precious resource of your time and the involvement of your emotions only to walk away after their agenda has been completed. How do you forgive when you have been ridiculed and shunned publicly for standing upon the word of God and not partaking of idle chatter. I write to you openly choosing to bear my heart through this digital tablet. I sought the Lord for wisdom and peace in how to move forward while remaining in rightstanding. The still, small voice within me directed me to the following verses; 2 Timothy 2:24 (NIV) ” And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel: instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.” as well as ” The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom…”Psalm 111:10 (AMP).
I have found that in the moments when I am overwhelmed or caught offguard I must seek the Lord . I must worship God and doing so allows me to place focus on what’s most important.
Philippians 4:8(NKJV)” Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely,whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.”
I gain peace and insight through these scriptures and I am most grateful because these experiences have taught me that obedience to God and sowing good seeds are never wasted. I must not allow how others receive my gifts -whether they are kind words or deeds to change who I am in Christ or as in individual doing so would hinder what God has set out to accomplish in this earth.
Colossians 3:17(NKJV) ” And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him”