I woke up with a scratchy throat this morning, and I started feeling bad so I decided to rest today instead of going to church. I still prayed and talked to God this morning so it’s all good. God and I have this love type of situation going on…
My heart has been heavy these last few days, thinking about my family. I know that we can not force our family members to do the right thing, nor can we guilt them into changing their behavior. Their lives are their own, and we are lucky enough to be a part of it, and they a part of ours. Unfortunately, I feel like I am watching a train wreck and its moving in slow motion… I am praying for my family and hope that God’s mercy will be shown in the nick of time.
Thinking about my life over the past 44 years, my past experiences and past mistakes have certainly made me the person I am today. The person that uses life lessons to make decisions for today and tomorrow. I could say that I made some very foolish decisions in my past, but looking back, I see these stumbling blocks as they really are…a heads up!! That good heads up has helped me to guide my life (with God’s help of course) in the direction that I feel it should go, and that direction has also led me straight to writing this blog and sharing with you guys each week.
This blog really does my soul good, and helps me to unload the burdens of my heart, because I feel like there is someone out there reading this blog who needed to hear a word that eases their hearts, minds and spirits. God does not always send a fire and brimstone word to his children, sometimes his word comes in a gentle, easy and loving way that touches us in the heart.
God loves you, in spite of all of the things you do, say, protest, detest, refuse, and rebuke. He loves us all enough to let us make mistakes just so we can look to him for support and forgiveness. He also allowed some of us to be in the right place at the right time to share a testimony with others. I feel like I am in the right place, right now to help others. Those that know me understand that I am a helper, and I have been for a very long time.
Our mental and spiritual health are just as important as our physical health!! I can not stress this point enough. It does not matter how healthy you look on the outside, if the inside is sick, you are sick. Today is the day you can start fixing your insides. I can not tell you what to do, that is a personal decision that you have to make for yourself, but understand that in order to heal your inside, you have to first love you!!!
Love yourself, then you can start loving others the way you should, could and would!!