As soon as I "Put everything in God's Hands", I was free and I remain free. I do have moments of uncontrollable worry, but it lasts moments compared to hours. When I pray for deliverance I get it. When I pray for help, I get it. I am in the throngs of life, I am a new person, and although I found this out later in life, I am ready for whatever God gives me and where ever he takes me. Yes, we are moving shortly, and we don't know where God will take us, but we (my husband and I) do know that GOD IS IN CONTROL! We do know that He will work it out. We do know that we are staying in Middle Tennessee for now, and we do know that God has plans for us.
Yes, I am the person, probably like some of you, that MADE things happen the way I wanted them too, and it turned out to be a total waste of time. I ended up asking for help in the wrong places. "Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. (1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV)
Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. (1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV)
If there was any other way, do you think that God would have allowed His Son to suffer? If there had been any other way we could have been forgiven, then God would done it. But, for our salvation, Jesus shed his blood for us to LIVE. If living a good moral life would get us to heaven, then Jesus never would have died for us. But He did, because there was and is no other way. He had to pay the price for our sin. At the cross, Jesus purchased the salvation of the world. -Excerpt from 'Daily Devotion' with Greg Laurie
Of course I've thought I lost everything, but in fact, I've gained more than I ever lost. After all, in this life, what is better than knowing you are working for God's Glory? What is better than anything else?
I have a fantastic relationship with my children and grandchildren. What I lacked and do lack is and always has been money, but if I have everything else, with God's blessings, the money will happen when God says "it's time." I'm learning to grow, I'm learning to listen, and I'm learning to be someone that does not have to worry about pleasing everyone. The only thing that matters is that I am right with God, and all else falls in to place.
So, although I started this year thinking I had lost it all, I'm learning that I've lost much to gain much. I'm learning to face the UNKNOWN future knowing that all is well where Jesus is concerned. We have to find a place to live, we have to pack and move on, but it doesn't matter. We are a FAMILY OF GOD. We are strengthened by his love, and we are together.
I lost people I care about on this journey to life, but nothing I do can change that, so I must carry on and live with the truth. This life is short and we can't take anything materialistic with us, but what we can take is our knowledge. If we know Christ, we know the gifts he has for us. When we use our lives to help others find the Glory of God, our life changes. Wise wealth is healthy wealth, and that is what I want. I'm learning to be happy with what I have, be content with what I am given, and the rest will work out. Of course, WE must take the steps to start. That being said I am almost there. I am almost free. Debt takes a toll on us, debt is unmistakably wrong, and debt is the cause of disappointment and misunderstanding.
January was a new beginning for me. I am beginning to BUILD my self esteem and I'm doing it with a whole lot less than I started with. We teach our kids to take responsibility, but we must take responsibility too.
About the Author: My name is Eileen. I am a free lance writer and want to do the best for our Lord and Savior.I am eager for Jesus. I await his return. My blog is about my life, and my love for others. I love writing for Jesus. You can find me on the web at http://ourxpressionconnexion.blogspot.com/