Oh my Gosh... Now What? We all have these moments, years, events, experiences (however you want to define it). Bottom line - the now what - is Really Now What Are YOU Going to do. Will you let these days, things, steal your joy, your happiness? Or will you bend, grow, and then THRIVE?
We all have our "Person", of course we all also know Women are heavier on the need for emotional connection and communication. Your closest friends, those people who really know you such as a long time Friend, your Mother, Your Adult Children, and if you are blessed Your Husband. It is difficult when one of those connections leave us. For me my entire family seemingly disintegrated right in front of my eyes, divorce, adult children moving away and becoming distant. Father re-married, and whoops I find out he isn't even my Father. My Person, My Mother, went home to the Lord Sunday, July 26th 2015. However her words will be with me forever. TYL. It is interesting because our relationship was certainly not perfect, NOT AT ALL. But, I could always go to her. Now with all the aftermath past her passing, wow so so much to think about and I certainly wish I could have that last conversation with her. Such as well Mom, who is my Father among a few other things I sure wish I knew the truth about. On the positive side, oh gosh Mom I am SO happy and blessed! Your were right - Faith in God!
Back to the point we all want to know that truth, that motivating reason. It vexes us to distraction, to depression, to well many many things. In the end of the day, "can we please all agree to all look up, up to the Lord?" He stands there with His Truth, the Word, always out. Never hidden. He is there. Yet, we have these emotions, these unsettling emotions.
I have been wrestling with this for several weeks now, in all honesty for several years. Today I am called to write about it; today as all of us mourn for the loss of lives in Texas after a sincerely terrible act of violence - against people worshiping the Lord this Sunday. Reflecting on the terrible losses in Las Vegas among many other terrible acts of violence for seemingly ZERO REASON. Losing anyone in your life is amazingly difficult, and losing a loved ones in such a terrible way. Well, please all join me in prayer today. Many of us are hurting, however many of us have our Comforter the Holy Spirit. Psalm 86:7 " I will call to you whenever I am in trouble, and YOU will answer me."
““Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.” Isaiah 60:1-5 NIV
If you haven't read the book of Isaiah yet, DO IT!! This book is truly amazing and powerful; the promises, commands, opportunities and again more powerful promises. WOW Thank You Lord! Today I wanted to surround you with some of those amazing Words, smile today, walk with an extra kick in your step because WOW look what Father God is saying to you!!
I was reflecting on some conversations, and yes even arguments that I had in past years with my Mother this past couple of weeks. Praying through them the entire time, what are you trying to tell me Lord? Finally I received His Words; look at these verses. He has assured me We weren't arguing, I was learning and practicing. She gave me that gift, the Lord brought it back and gave it to me again!!
I have nothing to worry about, (even though my flesh wants and aches over the loss of My Mother, the loss of My Person), I have nothing to fear, I don't have to light my path or wonder who is going to light it for me!!! The Lord has this handled, through Active Faith, I receive all of His glorious promises (you can too). You see the enemy knows I'm not shy, I have a voice, one that people will listen to. TYL. The enemy knows that I am out of the shadows and working for the Kingdom, so he sent me massive destruction, change, hurt, extreme pain, rejection, failures, and extreme loneliness this past several of years. Why? In hopes that I would give up! I would not persevere! I would not have experienced these amazing and glorious gifts from the Father. Why, because I am now sharing them all w you!
You know some patience, humility, time on your knees, and opening your eyes and heart - the Lord deliveres. He delivered me a complete do over - a wonderful faith-filled man, two more beautiful children where we now have 5 together and wow what a wonderful balance. I have had negative feelings due to hurt and heart-ache from the past. My Ex-husband, his family, my family... so many people being disloyal, and literally not caring about the consequences, only inflicting harm on persons they love.
This is the same for you, it doesn't have to be a daisy chain of oh my gosh terrible moments, are you serious, and holy cow if I didn't have witnesses to it I wouldn't even believe it myself -- stuff. I needed that refinement, and I am thankful for it -PTL!! My point to you is in all the things, those moments, not just the biggies... Go to Him, praise Him, Thank Him and be cloaked in His Comfort. See and realize He is your light, He is NEVER leaving you. Let that sink in! It is Real!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!!! TYL
So go out today with the Biggest and Brightest Smiles for all to see!!
“The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be glory. Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.” Isaiah 60:19-20 NIV
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