“Those who promote peace have joy.” Proverbs 12:20
Trying to remember this as the Christmas season is coming soon. I am really wanting to jump ahead to Christmas but remember that I need to be so very thankful where I am and how far I have come.
Promote peace…have joy. ❤️ Thankful for you.
So many ups and downs the past week that I seem a bit lost. But I am not lost in my heart. All is good as I know that my heart is strengthened by You. Waiting…
I had dinner with a precious friend one night last week, and we discussed our journeys. She had been asked why she doesn’t share her journey? What is hers? Is it God’s chosen purpose? She was conflicted because she doesn’t want to reflect on the past. She is done with it, and chooses to share it privately. I told her that she didn’t have to share it. It can be hers, Gods, and no one else.
We chose who to share that story with, and who to confide in. He brings people in our path to love, hate and grow, and maybe even someday share that experience with others. I think we have lots of journeys. The journey of friends, school, work, weight, hobbies, marriage, divorce, family, children, and all of it can be a journey. All of these stories are for God’s purpose. I believe that He uses our daily experiences to show Him through us. His grace. We all have battles going on. We chose the path to take…chose the journey.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord
, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” —Jeremiah 29:11
“That ‘no’ you’re getting from God may be to block you from taking the worst detour of your life. Don’t force a ‘yes’. He has a better ‘yes’ ahead.” – Beth Moore
“You will hear your Teacher’s voice behind you. You will hear it whether you turn to the right or the left. It will say, ‘Here is the path I want you to take. So walk in it.'” — Isaiah 30:21
Sometimes a NO is the best answer.
“In battle with an area of secret darkness, it’s crucial to enter wide-open dialogue with God about it. Open faced prayer flips the light switch.” – Beth Moore
I have so many things that I am trying to put out there. Praying for all and what we are trying to accomplish.
Nothing to add…resting in His peace.
“Our debates don’t shut them up. Doing good does.” –Beth Moore
“For God wants you to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.” — 1 Peter 2:15 (NET)
What do your actions say? I question my actions and wonder what good I am doing.
Healing, moment by moment, day to day.
“Let’s see what today would be like if we decided to be impossible to offend. Nothing gets heavier over time than a chip on my shoulder.” -Beth Moore
“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is His glory to overlook an offense.” -Proverbs 19:12 (ESV)