So I attended a women's group saturday, it is a montly meeting and is a Nation wide thing, called CELEBRATIONS...one of my best friend's church has a chapter of this organization. I have atteneded a few times, but all last week felt a need to attend this months meeting, and OH THE JOY I have from the meeting. Speaker/Singer Shannon Perry http://www.shannonperry.com/index.html came and spoke, gave a message intitled "Is There a Hole in Your Sole," I left feeling like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Having a hole in your SOUL is NOT God's will for us!! If we would remember that always some of us would not be so bad off, but I know that personally is not an easy thing to do. Living in Faith does not mean Living in Denial! I know how it is to say I am ok, and not worry bout what is truly bothering me or holding me down, and I know it can not go away over night, but I know I can make a step towards God every day, so that HE makes a step towards me everyday.
1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.
I must remember to always always TRUST in HIM... This is HIS Story, I just get to be a character in it. We have to want to heal all our pain, we have to take some of the fault, though are holes may be from others too, somewhere in it all we have some of the responsibility but all we have to do is have the faith, confess and forgive.
22Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment.
If we could just remember the things we go through, though some days we are crying out WHY ME, WHY NOW, etc are in some form part of God's plan, and that one day we may be the one to tell our story to someone else that NEEDS to hear that story for them to keep pressing on towards God, then maybe it will make it a little more bearable. I know for I have had many moments, where I cried out WHY ME, Why must I go through this or that, or How did I get in this position? but now I look and I know why, because my circumstances and sitiations are to help me GROW and help others that need my "little measly" story to help them heal.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
We gain an advantage point when we step on the Rock with Jesus! Some days I know I slip off but the great thing is He allows me right back on.
My life has had many ups and downs, and I know I am still young and it will have so many more, but I also know as down as i may get at times, I will also have days I am higher than I ever thought, and I know where my FAITH lies!
Let it ALL go and Keep Pressing on!
At the end of the morning, all the ladies in a circle held our hands up and invisioned our "holes" (whatever they may be, whatever it is that hurts us so), we invisioned these in the middle of our hands, and of Jesus reaching down and taking it all away, the emotions in the room, and the feeling of the Spirit that came through me were amazing, it was an emotional morning, with tears for many including myself. It just is amazing to know how wonderful our GOD is, and the things he can do for all of us!
So I will end with this,again because they are strong words...
Living in Faith does not mean Living in Denial!
GOD Has A PLAN!