Lately, I’ve been in an emotional roller coaster. One minute I’m feeling encouraged and on fire for God and then the next minute I’m feeling discouraged and stagnant. But I’m grateful that I can always turn to God and He is the same at all times. His grace is truly sufficient and He always finds a way to remind us of this truth. I pray this devotional and song blesses you as it blessed me. 💕🌻
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.” Psalms 37:23
Some of you are wondering how God is going to get you from where you are today to where He wants you to be. How can He get us from where we are in our current situations, and our current lives to the great destiny, that we know deep in our hearts, God has in mind for us?
I’ve been following this awesome & beautiful young lady for a few months now & what a blessing she has been. She’s super encouraging & has a powerful testimony. I just love her spirit. She encouraged me to purchase my own copy of this amazing devotional titled, “Awaken” by Priscilla Shirer & I had to share it.
I believe it’s important to share the different ways we can grow in our walk with God & that is why I share the different resources that have helped me along the way.
“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.” – Luke 15:20-21
Here’s a story about a son who asks his dad for his inheritance way before it’s time. His father grants his wish & he chooses to go far away & pretty much “lives it up”. After some time has passed, he runs out of all the inheritance that was given to him. He realizes he was better off living with his dad because he had all that he needed. When he finally came to his senses, he realized he had turned his back on his father. He chose the life he thought would be much more satisfying than the life he had been currently living only to leave him feeling empty & lost. When he realized what he had done, he committed himself to go back & ask for His father’s forgiveness. His father had been waiting for him all this time. Once he saw him from a distance, he ran to his son. Embraced him with opens arms & celebrated his return.
If I can be honest, sometimes the last thing on my mind when I’m angry or upset at someone who is evil, malicious or just out to get me is to ask God to bless him or her. My initial reaction would be to confront them & speak my mind but I have found that hasn’t always been the wisest thing to do. There have been times when I would act on impulse only to feel horrible & regret it shortly after – other times, my pride & stubborn ways wouldn’t allow me to feel bad for days. Just being honest. I’m sure I’m not the only one who can relate; however, the good thing is that I acknowledge it & it’s not something I’m proud of.