Good morning everybody…
I woke up this morning, and I forgot to pray.. I forgot to give thanks to God for granting me another chance.. And to tell the truth, I forget quite often… And like many, I remember to pray without ceasing when times are tough and testing.. I’ve also noticed, that as I’ve grown, my prayers are more requests than gratitude..and I don’t know when this happened, but it’s not good..
See I’ve had a pretty good life, and God has been so faithful to me.. In that he has granted me with everything I needed to be the person I am.. When times were tough, a simple prayer brought me healing and understanding, and peace.. and every time I felt there was a distance between Him and I, He had not moved an inch..
There is no greater joy, than knowing that no matter how tough things may seem, I have a father that protects, loves and blesses me in spite of my unfaithfulness,sin and constant falling.. He STILL keeps you and I, and time after time he takes US back..
Life gets harder as you grow older, so many decisions to make, so many challenges to face, so much pain to get through, but his promise is simple.. ” Jer 29:11: 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”.. why then should we ever worry?
God speaks us in many many ways.. we just need to listen, and trust more.. Trust that gold is put through the furnace to purify and refine it’s quality.. when it comes out of that test..it is worth SO MUCH MORE..
Have a blessed day..