Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Forgetting the Past & Moving Ahead

♥ ~ Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. Philippians 3:13 ~ ♥

What a powerful Bible Verse this one is, makes you stop and think " Wow how come I have never listened to this one". 

This morning while doing my morning Bible Study, I came across this bible verse and it made me stop and reflect on my life and everything I have been through.  It really made me realize the long bumpy road ( and I mean bumpy) I have been down were all lessons  from the good Lord and they have shaped me into who and what I am today.

Now I am not saying this has been a easy journey or that I would want to do any of it all over again........what I am saying is  I had a beautiful awaking this morning of why this has all happened to me.  God gave me all these lessons to learn from and this is what I have learned so far and I am positive my learning is far from over...........

1.Love and I mean love with all your heart...even if your heart gets broken...pick up of the pieces and keep on of the greatest things is to Love.

 2. To always no matter what Care for others ....even when in the end we feel as if all we have given was for nothing, realize it was more than we tend to see or realize.

3.  Be true to yourself and to others.  Let God guide you and you r heart guide you, don't allow others to guide you.  Your biggest and strongest leader is God....follow him.

Oh there is so much more and I could go on and on but I will save that for a different time.  I guess what I am trying to say is forget all the negative things from the past....hold tight and dear to what is now and strive towards what is ahead of you and always listen to the bible verse:

♥ ~ Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. Philippians 3:13 ~ ♥

Monday, September 5, 2011

the Beauty the Lord shares with us all...........

There you are doing your own thing when all of a sudden something catches your eye and makes you stop doing what ever it was that you were doing and there it is the Beauty the Lord wants to share with you!

Yesterday I was out on the boat with Todd and we were fly fishing..the wind started up and clouds were rolling in and I though for sure here comes the storm.  I put my fly rod away and Todd continued to fish (of course).  as I was sitting there on the boat I was so consumed in how beautiful the clouds looked  all around I grabbed the camera and took a couple shoots.  I had such a huge amount of peace just roll through my body and and soul and I knew this was beauty the Lord was sharing with me.  

Which today makes me stop and think was the Lord telling me something?  Was he trying to share with me something very special and I missed it?  Which lead me to the verse:

                    See to it that no one misses the grace of God.   Hebrews 12:15

No I didn't miss it.  I was right there enjoying the grace of Love from the good Lord.  I was sharing in the beauty of nature and how it is ever changing.  I was sharing in memory makings with Todd (the love of my life, whom the Lord has Blessed me with) and I was sharing in a quite moment between the Lord and myself.

Don't ever get to busy that you might miss a moment like this when the Lord is trying to share the Beauty of Grace with you!

Friday, September 2, 2011

When Life throws us Hard Challenges......

I know we all have challenges we face everyday and that is normal.  But what happens when that Challenge comes along  and you think to yourself "oh No No I can;t do this one, God please don't make me do this one"....I am sure we have all said that one before.

This Past Year I have found myself saying that a couple of times and since this June I have said it probably a hundred times.  I have been faced with a challenge in my life that I never saw coming.  Someone very special and dear to me is facing some very tough medical issues and this is the one I never saw coming or prepared for.  I am very strong in my Faith and this one made me stop and say "God Why? why is this happening?" 

Now I know God has a plan for everything and I usually take it all in and follow his directions but this time I am struggling.....My Heart is Heavy and my mind is always wandering.

I always Pray for the Lord to give me the strength to stay strong through this all and talk to him about the whole situation.  So just recently I went back to one of my favorites....and I repeat this verse from the Bible to myself and posted everywhere around me to remind me......

         I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Sometimes we have to stop, take a deep breath and just let go and allow God to direct us!!!  I know without him I am nothing and with him I am EVERYTHING.  This challenge I am facing is Hard but I know I can not do it without GOD....