Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Daily Dose ...

A Daily Dose ....

(I am going to try to start something new. I try to write inspirational messages every morning on Facebook and I would like to carry it into the blog with a little more depth. It can be hard for me to get on the computer first thing in the mornings, usually I use my BlackBerry, as I do a daily Bible Study, need to work out, take care of our special needs teen, etc.)

Good Morning. Coffee! QUIT! Why try anymore? How many times have you wanted to GIVE UP? Did you pray about this decision or are you acting on emotions? Followers of Jesus will say it doesn't make life easier. God puts us through trials; He wants to bring us closer to Him. When you are at the bottom, the only place to look is UP. Up to GOD. Life is Hard. Don't QUIT; PRAY! LISTEN! SEEK Him! Are you looking up today?

God does not want us to give up. He might have a different path for our life than what we want, but He will show you the direction to go if you will just listen to Him. If we are trying to walk through a closed door and it is not the direction God wants for our life, He will make it very difficult to open that door.

God wants us to follow Him along the path that He has chosen for our life. Some of us may have to take a curvy, winding road to get on that path; others may walk a straight road. I believe that some of us need to sometimes make a complete u-turn to find the path that God has chosen for our lives.

Just because we are following in God's direction, it doesn't mean that life will be easy. Sorry! God will give us trials and valleys in our life. Why? He wants to bring us closer to Him. He wants complete faith from us, like driving in the fog on a very dark night. You don't always know what is in front of you; a curve in the road, another vehicle, maybe even a farm animal, but you keep on going to reach your destination. That's what God wants and expects from us.

To receive guidance from God, we need to start with prayer. Make no decision without praying first. Read the Word. God will guide you as you read His book of Law. Be still and Listen. Spend quiet time with God daily. Take a walk, find a comfortable chair, whatever works for you and then open your heart and mind to Him. God will lead and guide you in the direction that He wants for your life.

Stay with God! Take heart. Don't quit. I'll say it again: Stay with God. Psalm 27:14 (The Message).

Look UP to GOD Today! Start your blessed journey with Him.

Primitive Country Blessings,



Jennifer Stowe said...

Amen... this was a very nice way to start the day!
Jenn Stowe (The Old Country Cupboard) from facebook :)

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