Tag Archive | joy

Reading Sign Posts

I realize God lovingly pursues me. He has been showing me throughout my journey single word sign posts through conversations and visions. All these words I know are important, teaching me how to love, how to live and how to be free. I would like to share some single word sign post that He has shown me.

STAY: Sometimes He needs me to stay right where I am. I believe its because He’s working in me and there is no safer place than being with Him.

WAIT: I’m sure a lot of us have heard or seen this sign post before. Now more often than I like, He simply says “Wait”. I know sometimes we get impatient and we’re in a hurry, But He knows the best work takes time and He’s doing a good work inside of us, ( I try to remember He is never in a hurry).

GO: Even when I feel uncertain, confused or alone, I need to trust to “GO” believing He will make a way.

GRIEVE: There are times in life when it hurts so bad the only thing I can do is “GRIEVE”. I try not to fight it knowing my heart matters to Him and He’s healing it. So I allow myself time and space to grieve what hurts.

TRUST; This is actually something He has been telling me to do more often than not. This one I find hard to do at times with my actions and choices, even though I know in my mind I want to. Meaning- Trust: Reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc. of a person or thing. Confidence. He is all of these. Integrity, strength, able, sure. Sometimes there is no action on my part.

BELIEVE; He whispers this one to me. Sometimes my current circumstance may make it clear that this is all I can do. To Believe, To have confidence in the truth.

PRAY: This one is a must do and yes it works. (James 5:16) ” The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

CELEBRATE: I believe He loves a good party, He gave us joy because He knows we need it, He is a God of joy. We have permission to find something worth celebrating. So lets hit the pause button on the drama in our life and just celebrate.

 

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Faith Hope & Love

I live with these three words in my heart, Faith, Hope and Love.

Hebrews 11:1

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; It gives us the assurance about things we can not see.

Jeremiah 29:11

“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.

1 Corinthians 13:13

“And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love.

I believe having Faith, Hope and Love as I go through my days I find an amazing sense of peace, I focus on the little things that matter most to me. For instance… The birds singing, the beautiful butterflies, flowers and trees, my boys playing and laughing, a pleasurable walk, people I meet wherever I go, a simple greeting and smile to brighten someones day, a complement to someone, or just being mindful, keeping things simple and peaceful. This brings me so much joy and peace. Doing this for myself, I don’t think or worry of life circumstances or my busy schedule. I appreciate life and all the people I encounter. If your asking yourself “How and why does she seem so happy?”, well I can tell you for a long time I took people and things for granted, not that I didn’t appreciate them, Its because I always thought its normal to be nice and do things for others. But I learned I was wrong. It takes having compassion, caring and listening to others needs. To stop focusing on self and be that person to make a difference in this world. As I wake up each morning, I say… Thank you God for another day that I have a purpose for. I look forward to starting my day and ending it with a “Thank You”. Having Faith, Hope and Love is all I need to get through my days with a smile, a peaceful mind, and a happy heart. Try it. You will feel peace and joy. Its a beautiful feeling.  Blessings!