19 May 2009
04 May 2009
Today I was thinking about how much we need God to help us keep things in perspective. We all have things that get us down. Lately, so many that I know and love have been severely under attack - from the battle against terminal illness, financial loss, hurts and disappointment ... my heart gets so heavy when I try make sense of it all. AND YET ... God has a beautiful plan and purpose for us being alive and present here on earth right now. It is NOT for us to get swallowed up in all the fear, dread and disappointment that is always available at every turn .... NO! It is for us to live through Him and IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL- to live life ... and to live it abundantly.
May we guard our hearts against discouragement and weariness. Life is too precious to get caught up in being down and focusing on the negatives. The wealth of His inheritance given so lavishly to each of us is to be taken hold of here on earth. It is so rich and vast and it is within us to release His goodness wherever we are. May we not waste a day in self pity when we are here to live fully! Too many that I love are fighting for their lives. May we take each day, accept the talents He has given us ... and use it all to bring Him glory and reach those who so desperately need His love!
My prayer once again is for God to "open the eyes of my heart" so that I can glimpse things through His perspective.