A Few Things I've Learned...
A good word can really change your day. When someone gives you a compliment or acknowledgment for something you’ve done, it feels good. It’s the same with the Word of God. It is so powerful, life-changing, and encouraging. I say “stay strapped” because it is so critical to keep the Word with you. I’m not saying you have to carry a Bible with you everywhere you go but a few scriptures on you make a world of difference. I’m not the best at memorizing things so I keep tons of scripture on my phone. Every time I encounter a good Word that I connect to, I add it to my phone. I liken it to storing up ammo for later. It’s great to have scripture for different life scenarios at your fingertips. Here are a few of my favorites:
This one really helped when I first started my job and was feeling under-qualified:
“I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
When I’m feeling anxious:
“My peace I give you…do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
And when I’m feeling tired heading into work:
“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” (Jeremiah 31:25)
Scripture is so powerful, and I wouldn’t say that unless I didn’t know for myself. Try it; strap yourself up with some scripture. This world is so negative sometimes and you really have to encourage yourself. I think there’s no better way to do this than with scripture. Go ahead and give it a try!
God bless ;)
Trusting God is so hard sometimes; especially when we can’t see the next step. I think the biggest area I’m learning to trust God in is relationships. For a long time, I hid this area from God as if He couldn’t see it. I thought, “You know what God I got this!” But actually, He knew more than me. Duh! He can see down the line when that person is going to stop replying to texts or when they’re going to move onto someone else long before we even know what’s going on.
I’ve learned when we trust God, He protects us from so much heartache. When we stick with Him and keep Him involved in our relationships, He reveals so much to us and saves us so much time. Now don’t get me wrong, there have been a few times when I could feel the Spirit telling me someone wasn’t right for me, but I proceeded anyway. But God is so good when it’s all over, He doesn’t say “I told you so.” He welcomes us back into a close relationship with Him.
So I guess I’ve realized that when my relationship with God is healthy so are my other relationships. As long as I keep God first, He’ll guide me in the right direction. I’m doing my best to follow Proverbs 4:23 which says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring for life.”
***wellspring= a source or supply of anything, especially when considered inexhaustible.
So if our hearts are the source of our joy and happiness, let’s protect it.
Let’s trust God, I’m confident He’ll bring us the right person at just the right time.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
“ ‘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)
Hi! I'm Marilyn!