As I sit here with my oldest, I was reading a post about how intentional we should be with this extra time that we have. There is a lot to say about this corona virus. People are hurting financially, children and families are lacking basic needs, parents are frustrated that they have to actually take care of their children while balancing work from home, and some others are just frustrated that they have to take care of their children. There is a lot of uncertainty. There is a fear of the unknown and a valid concern of what the future holds. There are a lot of challenges that people are experiencing in general.
He doesn’t say no to keep good things from us. He’s our Father and desires good things for his children. His “no” is protection, grace, mercy, and love. It’s kind, gentle, and perfect. His “no” comes with A LOT of YES. And I believe our response to the “no” is what determines if we are ready for more.
It’s been a long time since I’ve written something other than a song. I wanted to return sooner but I’m glad I didn’t.
What God shared with me was that so often we, as His children, kick and scream when He tells us to move or shifts us towards something else that we can’t quite see right away. In the discomfort of leaving our present comfort, we become defiant or disobedient and do things our way (because we think we know it all) and we suffer the consequences.
Not too long ago, I received a request to share my thoughts on being thankful. Although Thanksgiving is past, thankfulness to me should be something we practice on a daily basis. This blog will be in two parts. So much has happened in my life over the past few months and I would like to share my testimony and how amazing God is.
“And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Revelation 21:5
If Jesus is making all things new, why is it that people claiming to be Christians stay the same?