Sunday, September 29, 2013

Choosing to BELIEVE...

I watched a powerful movie this weekend.  "The Stoning of Soraya M." A true story about a woman who was stoned to death because her husband wanted a divorce and she'd refused to comply.

My life was nothing like hers...based on the bible and the sins that I committed, MY LIFE was worth stoning.  I should have been stoned to death; not her.

Every time I think about My Lord and My life...the one I gave to him.  The enormity of HIS FAVOR continues to overwhelm me.  When I wake up to this...

How can I not PRAISE Him?

I've said it before...most of my life was lived without a voice and because Our God is "all knowing" he has chosen to allow the remainder of my life to be quite the opposite.  I openly blog about my life here, on my Princess Bride Blog and on my Poetry and Prose blog. (Both on my Blogger's List)

Yes, I use my writing abilitites to tell everyone on Facebook, via e-mails and texts.  And also in person about His transforming my past sins into present and future work for His Kingdom.

In my what "seemed" the happiest of times, he took my husband (by divorce) my beloved four legged friend to doggie heaven and my home.  All that "so called" brought me safety and a sense of comfort.  I was at the end of myself until a friend entered my life and told me about a man named Jesus.  And in my despair, this is what He revealed to ME...

Psalm 66: 16-20 "Come and listen, all you who fear God, let me tell you what he has done for me..."
Psalm 61:1 "Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer."
Psalm 63:6 "On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night."
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean NOT on your own understanding..."
Jeremiah 29:11-14..."For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord..."

In May of 2008, I chose to BELIEVE.  And as a result of that belief, I began to read the word and haven't stopped since.  All the scriptures that God pointed me to were intentional.  He gave me specific instructions and I have to finish the work he gave me.  It's now my life's mission.  He said, "If you love me, you will obey my commandments."  And anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE HIM!

My soul has finally found the rest that I was unknowingly seeking all of my life...



A Lady's Life said...

Ah you should never fear God.
I don't think this is the way he wants man kind to love him.

I was taught never to look evil in the face but you know it is hard to do that. People say if you don't like something self censor yourself but this is impossible to do as well.

So then it is left to strength of character to say no and not many people have that either.
so when you know that God stands beside you, then he is someone who gives your strength to say no. He is more of a friend than most friends today are.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

My Lady what you say about fearing God is so true, but oftentimes people feel shame or fear based on their past sins and the lack of love they received growing up...a lot also see GOD as a MIGHTY FORCE who condems our behavior and that's so not the case. The Father loves us and created us, he knows what we're going to do before we do it and when we confess with our whole heart and turn away from our sin, he is just and loving to forgive. Discipline from God means love...if a person was abused, it would be difficult to see that as love. We are wounded adults seeking and searching for safety, comfort and acceptance. He is the only one that can give us that.

Love you!

Moanerplicity said...

You are,have been & continue to be quite the Inspirational Messenger, China. Thank you for being.

IMHO... it's not so important WHEN we choose to embrace our Father. What's most important is that we eventually DO embrace Him.