What a change of life to fully immerse yourself in the word daily and to allow God to speak to you through his scripture. When you are struggling Jesus is a friend. When life is charmed Jesus is to get all Glory, and when life isn't going your way remember God has an ultimate plan.
This year hasn't been very easy and it doesn't seem to be getting any easier, but with constant prayer and devotions and wonderful support systems I am more alive than I have ever felt. When I want to wallow in my misery I remember this isn't about me, it's about what I can do for someone else and how God can use me. Beyond ordinary images was a way for me to earn a few extra dollars while my husband is in between jobs, but it has turned into a stress relief of typing out scriptures and living them out in my real life. I am following several blogs including Proverbs 31 and Daughters of the King that have truly given me the words I needed to hear at the right time and have inspired me to write. God gives us an audience and we can choose to use it for good or bad. I know there are many women who have posted thoughts and scriptures that have truly touched my heart so when I post my thoughts or bible verses that is my reason behind it.
I chose to share this dream and scripture that it led me to today and I am sharing it again on the blog. I truly believe this was a God thing. Exactly what I needed to hear.
I usually forget my dreams. But I woke up this morning and I remembered something about Galatians in my dream. I knew when I woke up I would read from Galatians and this is the scripture I found.
My hope and prayer is that this will reach someone who needs to hear it.
Doing Good to All- Galations
6 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are somethingwhen they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
May I be able to bear my own burdens and fulfill the law of Christ by lifting up others who are caught in transgressions before judging. Help me to deal with my current situation and to remember that in good time we shall reap if we do not grow weary and do not give up. Help me to remember that you are a faithful God and that you will provide always. I pray for others today who may need to hear this same word and I praise you for sending me this scripture and quieting my heart. In your name I pray