It has now been seven years since I started this blog. How quickly time goes by! We are many members but we are one in the body of Christ. Therefore you do not journey alone! Hopefully through this site you will be encouraged by the fact that many things you are going through in your own walk, others are going through (or have gone through) as well. Sometimes we think we are "going through things alone." But we are not. God said that "He would Never Leave Nor Forsake Us." (Hebrews 13:5) and that "There is Nothing New Under The Sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9). No man is an island. It's easy to forget that. May the words in this blog help you to think, encourage you in whatever spiritual state you are in and may the Lord use them to help us to grow in Him! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

I don’t want any readers to think that I am “promoting” being a prodigal. I definitely am not. But what I am hoping to do – is to encourage those of us who either have had or are currently experiencing a hard time in our walk to be honest about it. Personal conviction is a powerful thing, especially if you truly love the Lord. I think that sometimes the Body of Christ critiques and judges to the point where the person who is at the other end of that pointing finger feels ostracized, alienated and alone. I don't think that that is what Jesus intended. When I read through my Bible - I see a firm yet gentle restoration that Jesus ministered to those around Him. Look at John 21:15-19. When Peter who was at an all time low point in his walk - he was firmly, yet lovingly restored by Jesus. He didn't tear him down, or yell or make him feel any worse then he already did. He spoke to him lovingly and gently - and in doing so, Peter was able to repent and minister in a much more powerful, humble and confident way and it became one of the largest ministries ever.

Please note that I am only a vessel, my calling - to write. I dedicate this blog to the Lord and ask that He use it to reach out and touch whoever needs a special, loving, personal touch from Him. My hope is that the Holy Spirit allows you to see Him through the words (and not me). We go through things so that we can extend our right hand of fellowship behind us to assist and help someone else. Our Bible is the same today, as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow. (I am far from perfect and do not profess to have all the answers...) but the good news is - Our Heavenly Father does! His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy is real!Nothing you are experiencing in your walk comes as a surprise to Him! May He be glorified through this blog and may God bless you at whatever stage in your walk you are in!~

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May 10, 2015

When It Is All Said and Done...

“In Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them” (Ps. 139:16). 

When it is all said and done, I will feel as though I did the best I could.
I say that with certainty, mistakes and all...
Oh how I wish that I would hear a rhema word from you like the prophets in the Old Testament did, but I guess then we would be under the law instead of Your splendid merciful grace.

When it is said and done, perhaps You will sit me down and put the "movie reel" of my life on.  Before I could only see it in part - but then I shall see it in full and perhaps it will all make sense to me... The parts I am most ashamed of will have been blotted out with the blood of Jesus, because I made Him my Lord and Savior.

When it is all said and done,  I will probably wish I had been wiser and not as hard headed as I was, I will wonder WHY you put up with me. WHY you love me? I will wonder why it took me so long to learn things that should have been so completely obvious.

Maybe I will be amazed by seeing that all the times I felt rejected and alone You were right there by my side.

Maybe I will be astonished by all the people You used through my love for You to come to Christ. Amazed by how far reaching You allowed this blog to go throughout the world... When all is said and done.

Maybe my life will have counted for something - "Only those things you do in Christ shall last." I pray there will be many things that remain for, through and in You.

When it is all said and done, it doesn't matter if my life was lived the way I planned, because when I stand before You, it will only be Your plans that matter.  When you love someone you long to delight and show them.  I pray there are many moments when you see I tried...

When it is all said and done I will understand.  I'm quite sure I will feel humbled by it all, sad by the opportunities I missed and grateful for your grace and mercy which have been mainstays throughout my walk.

I'm quite sure I will fall in love with You a new, filled with complete understanding and wisdom and knowledge of things I didn't know or understand previously.

When it is all said and done, I will love You, Lord for all eternity and be forever grateful that you removed the blinders from eyes so that even if in life I could only understand or see You in part, You gave me the hope and understanding that I would love You for ALL eternity.

When it is said and done...

In spite of all of my imperfections (which are forever before me), but of which You are and have been aware of, since You are my Creator... I love You Lord.  Forgive the times I've missed the mark due to my own insecurities or stupidity.  I hope you know that for all eternity I will be forever grateful that YOU are my God. 

I pray that before it is said and done, I will have accomplished all that You have made me to do.  So that I can hear, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."  When all is said and done...

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