It's another day of HOPE! Can I just tell you how thankful I am for God and how He meets us right where we are? If we're in a pit, He's there. If we're on a mountain top, He's there. All I have to do is reach out to Him and He quickly puts His hand out to me and draws me in.
Rest in God alone, my soul,
for my hope comes from Him.
I have been resting my spirit these last few days. Feeding my soul with the Word of God and giving it the nourishment it craves. I am feeling so much better! I spent all day yesterday with Beth Moore on a simulcast based on her book, Audacious. Oh, my...that woman can testify! I have page after page of notes written down and I know when I watch it again, I'll have even more notes. If you get a chance to read her new book, do it!
I love that the more I dig into the Bible, the more I have my quiet time listening to God, the more I pray, the more HOPE I have. I actually feel quite silly when I realize that had I been putting God first, I probably wouldn't have lost HOPE in the first place. God is a bottomless well-spring of grace and love and HOPE! We just have to dip into this life giving spring!
I want to share with you a little face that has given me happiness and joy when I have had hard days.
I think the Lord gave me this precious little girl to help me remember He loves me unconditionally. She definitely loves me unconditionally! She is so funny in that she just can't stand it if she's not with me every minute of every day. If I do have to go out to the doctor or such, she chews me out royally when I get home. lol She has times where I have to go out with her because she won't go outside with anyone else. Oh, this sweet thing...I just love her so much!
I've come to realize that HOPE is tangible. Not only do I feel HOPE because Mitzi is a physical showing of HOPE, I can reach out to God in prayer and, through His Word, and that HOPE is there. It's felt, it fills the soul! I pray that you will feel that HOPE in very real ways through Jesus, who loves you and gave everything to give you HOPE. Through Him, we have the greatest HOPE of all - eternal life with the One who created HOPE in the first place.
Blessings - Julie