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In today’s day and age, it’s so easy to get lost in the chaos of the world and its momentary changes. As soon as you’re dissatisfied with something, bail on it and move to the next. If you don’t like that the alphabet goes from A to Z, start a cause that will fight for it to go from Z to A and it’ll happen. No rules apply anymore and anyone can do anything and say anything as long as you don’t speak against those that are speaking louder. The lines are all blurry if not fully erased. We’re living in ‘anything goes’ days and then wonder how Donald Trump became president.
Contradictions in today’s society are many and being a person with a more conservative opinion on life matters is not popular. In fact, it takes courage to stick by your faith when your faith is constantly being challenged and chastised which in turn leads to you being constantly challenged and chastised.
There are some ladies, as my friend Damira of Hopeful Arms Foundation says, being “the hands and feet in these streets” that I follow on social media and wanted to shout out for being bold, loving and relentless with speaking their Truth. These ladies on any given day spread a message of hope, love and restoration much like the God we serve. They are from all walks of life, each facing their own challenges but still don’t hesitate in encouraging other millennials to keep enduring and run their race.
If you don’t know who these ladies are, you better ask somebody 😉
Before I get too deep into this post, I have to admit that I was never one to believe you truly had to prepare for marriage before actually getting married. I wasn’t raised in the church so this term “help meet” is something I’ve learned as an adult. To be honest, the “preparation” to be married was more of a shacking concept, testing out the car before buying it and seeing if we could not fight so much for longer than a year. If so, then hey, you may be a good match.
There’s a popular saying among Christ followers that “the best place to be is in the center of God’s will”. I wholeheartedly agree, however I’ve also tasted and seen being in His will but not at the center. It almost sounds like an oxymoron and a lot of people may lead us to believe that you can’t be in both. How can you be in His will and not be in the center of it fully? Funny you should ask.
Recently, I made a big move from FL to TX solely for the purpose of God having called me to do so. He didn’t say why then and I’m still waiting to know why now but He definitely told me to. Obviously, the doubting Thomas in me avoided praying about this for quite some time – 2 years to be exact – only to now reside in TX. Why do we do that? We avoid the inevitable knowing that God always gets His way in the end. haha. I’m thankful for His grace and patience with me. I’m sure I’m one of his “special” children.
Psalm 103:2-5 (NIV)
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Forgives > heals > redeems > crowns > satisfies > renew
It seems as though there’s a method to the madness and an order of processes.
Wherever we are in this process, know that the end result is renewal.
Today, let us be thankful for each step we need to go through to get there……..in Him.
And that He does not deal with us according to our iniquities and transgressions.
Thank You LORD!
Scripture taken from Biblegateway.com