I have not written in so long. My friend, Cari, came and visited from MA and we had so much fun! Then I began my work for the Inspired by Grace reception which is this Saturday! I am so excited. Everything looks very good. I am blessed by the the vision I had for this 3-year celebration of my business. Bryan spoke as one of the clergy at "A Walk to Emmaus" this past week. The Lord used him powerfully, as He does with those who are willing to be less, so He can be more. I am honored to be his wife, but more than this, I am blessed to be his friend and supporter.
Everyday I see ups and downs.
I experience success and failure.
But, throughout it all I know I must decide to acknowledge the good things in the bad.
Failure can point to the Lord's love just as much as accomplishments.
It is OK if it takes years to accept this.
To possibly even allow the good to be seen in devastation is not natural, it is learned and believed.
It is an act of faith.
If someone would have told me this when I was hurting, I may have punched them in disgust.
But if we don't strive to battle, we loose ourselves and our ability to love.
And love is the ultimate purpose.
Isn't this worth fighting for?
Without it, we are ghosts.
And, in the end, although the pain is valid, we believe the lie that our love doesn't matter.
Or there in fact, died with those we cherished.
One belief in the lie, leads to the next, until we are paralyzed.
But, I believe nothing good stays the same.
We grow, whether for the good or bad.
Every day and every moment, we chose who we are going to be.
And there are consequences far greater than you can ever imagine.
One act of kindness and love, can change the world forever.
To end on, I would like to share 1 Corinthians 4:5
"At that time each will receive his praise from God."
Who am I that God would praise me? When I read this I was overcome with awe. I felt shocked that in the end I would stand before Him, in complete praise and He would in fact praise me?
Be Blessed. And always seek. There is so much waiting to be found.