Just some thoughts
Dear friends I would like to share with you some thoughts that have come up recently in my quiet times and throw out my every day life here at Bethany.
To begin with I would like to share a statement that a good friend of mine shared with me during one of our conversions. “ In we say to the Lord Lord I will go were you want me to go I will serve where you want me to serve send me and I will go. While what if we are where the Lord wants us in this season of life. What if he has us in a specific season so that we may learn, grow or even find some healing in a area of our lives. Once my friend shared this thought with me I could not get it out of my mind it made me think about my walk with the Lord and where he has brought me and were he is bringing me to. My second thought that I would like to share is this. As Christians we say that we will walk by faith and not by sight. However what we do not talk about or share about is how hard this is sometimes and how much we need to rely on the Lord for strength because I know me personally there have been times in my walk where I know it was not by my personal strength that I have gotten through but by the Lord's strength and grace. My third thought is one that I believe many Christians have whether you're in ministry or mission or not and that is the thought about those time in our lives when we just ask the Lord why I just don't understated. Personally I found that when it is the Lord's time and not you own the Lord will bring understanding to these things in Life.
My fourth thought is this, Why is it as Christians we find our self hiding from the Truth in different areas of our lives. Why do allow our bother and sister to hide in shame and fear when as a body we're called come side and love them as Jesus would. Loving one another no matter what has happened , allowing people to remove their mask and show how they are. I say this knowing that it is not a easy thing to do for I understand because I have been both those people. The person who wears a masking hoping no one will ever know what is going inside as that person that other can take their mask off in front of and lean on. Throughout my walk with the Lord I have learned from different people what this looks like and how it can affect a community.
My fifth and final thought is this, In my walk with the Lord I have found that no matter how much I want something not matter how much I try to earn or no matter how hard I work at it if not the Lord's will then it does not happen. Let me explain have you ever had a plan and then the Lord changes because it not plan. I found that what it comes down to is this we have our plan and the Lord has his. To be honest usually the Lord's plan turns out to be a lot better even if we do not see it or understand it at the time when it is happening.
In my closing I want to share one more thing with you and that is this: That know matter what happens in our lives as long as we look to the Lord and know that we are the body, we are brother , we are sisters, we are children of God and through the Lord we are loved, cared for and set free.