Every soul has a story to share. For various reasons, a person can experience emotional blocks of pain and sorrow, especially when they do not know how to replace the demise with better, for which they feel clueless to attain. What is this phenomenon.
I think of the homeless, prisoners, war torn countries, those who are overpowered, I think of victims of crime, children abandoned by parents worldwide. Evil and destruction and greed.
"The list goes on endlessly."
With our "structured" lives and less and less social interaction, the need for decent loving human contact is increasingly "outstanding."
We live our lives to ourselves, and even in company of others one can still experience deep feelings of void.
Growing up in the seventies was a nice time to be a child. I remember the neighborhood was friendly, and life was easy. There was no internet, no cell phones and getting together was a staple event, of our daily lives.
I feared people.
Adjusting for me was difficult, at home, in school, at church- there was little place, where I felt comfortable. I was fine when I was doing what others wanted me to do. But when I cried out for my space and personality-here is where all hell broke loose. It was all down hill from there.
"I failed miserably."
When I look back at where I started in my early years of life to this day- its been an incredible fight, and as well a great leap of faith.
The marred face and bloodied corpse of Christ crucified, each situation, each rock, each pebble, each piece of our lives slowly being exchanged for His full & complete image of His glorified position, seated at the right hand of God, through us Christ who is the author and perfecter of our faith, His image becomes more and more clear, as in a mirror - reflecting His power manifested in our life.
"What about your life?"
God's promises, His Word has not changed since the early years of my life when I began to hear and entertain Christ's message of salvation.
What has changed, is my understanding of the Word and my relationship. When God asks us to love Him with all our hearts, mind and soul. I realized the other day, that He first loves me, with all His heart, He first loves me with all His soul, that He first loves me, with all His might.
Then the Word was ineffective, now its my treasure of strength, hope and direction in my life and for all eternity. My name is written in the lambs book of life. I am His child, where I enjoy all the benefits of protection, education, and wisdom and His favor.
I have come to a fuller understanding and appreciation of God's Word.
I now believe in a deeper manner and understanding that is becoming truer and truer, in my mind.
As I grow in God's grace and knowledge, I am more confident and free.
- Therefore because I now believe more, I obey more and more out of a loving and respectful admiration for a God who cares for me deeply and who knows what I need before I ask Him.