Reflections

Reflections is a space where we reflect on the things that God has brought us through, and to be prepared for where He is going to take us in our lives.

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This is where I reflect on things that God has done for me.

REFLECTIONS OF THIS YEAR

As I look back over the months of this year, since March, things has been totally different. Who would have known that something like this was going to happen to us? When 2020 came in, I felt like things were going to get better for the world that we live in, but to no avail, here we are in the situation living like we are living. This has not been good for us as a nation. COVID-19 has changed the way we live and do things. It is not fair that we have to suffer like this, not knowing if the people we are around are carrying it or not. Wearing masks is good, but people are still getting it and dieing from it.

So, what do we do about it? Should we still be upset? The answer is yes. Yes we should be upset because children can no longer go to school and be safe around their friends and teachers. How can we even be safe around our families when we go and visit with them? Nothing is safe anymore. There are percautions that we have to take just to be safe. There are still limits on certain things in certain stores, there are still scetions in stores that are empty of merchandise. What are we going to do now that it is getting worse than what it was in the beginning?

All I know is that there should be a cure for it so there will not be so many people losing their lives because of this deadly virus. We cannot give up on praying for a cure. I know that the medical industries are doing all that they can to find a cure for this, and coming up with a vaccine for this so people can get treated for this.

Everyday I think about children and the elderly that have suffered with this virus. I think about these that are being born in this world that so not know what is going on yet. We can still pray to God to work a miracle in this world to just take it away for good…forever even. He does have the power to do that. I believe He will in His own time. We must never give up hope.

I believe that one day this will all be a distant memory. It will be something that we will talk about to our grandchildren. It will be something they will ask us questions about that we will have to answer, just like 9-11. These are memories that we will always remember.

I believe that God is trying to get our attention through all of this. I believe that He wants everyone to turn to Him and repent before Jesus comes back. With the way things are going on in this world, He could come back at anytime, but the question is this, will we be ready? Will we all be ready to stand before Him on the day of judgement?

If there has ever been a time to get right with God it is now. If you were to leave this earth, are you for certain that your soul will spend eternity in heaven with Jesus, or spend eternity in total darkness and eternal damnation? It does not matter what you have done, it does not matter where you have been, all that matters is where your soul will spend eternity. Surrender your life to Jesus, it will be the best and most greatest decision you could ever make in your life. Ask Him to come into your heart and be your Lord and Savior today. He can and will change your life for the better.

I know for myself what He can do, I have seen Him do it in my own life, and in the lives of people that I know personally. Do it while the blood is still running warm in your veins, because when it runs cold it will be to late. I just want you to know that Jesus loves you. He laid down His life for every human being on this earth now, and for those that are coming even after this generation is long gone. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. If you have been walking with Jesus for a very long time, you can rededicate your life to Him. The angels in heaven sing over us when we choose to follow Jesus.

Do not be deceived by the things of this world, this world is passing away, but God’s Word and His statutes will stand forever. You can trust God when you cannot trust anyone else. He will never leave you nor forsake you. The love that He has for His children will never end. It is deeper than any ocean and sea. His love is the greatest love. He is the Great I AM !

It gives my heart great joy to share my faith with you all. I just want everyone to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. All praises be to God and to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who was and is and is to come. World without end Amen.

REFLECTION, DEVASTATION, AND ANGER

AS I THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE THINGS I HAVE BEEN THROUGH FOR THE PAST THREE DAYS, I AM FULL OF DEVASTATION, AND ANGER! I NEVER THOUGHT THAT I WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN MY WHOLE LIFE!

I REALLY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PROCESS ALL OF THIS, MY FINANCIAL INSTITUTION IS FULL OF IT! I CANNOT THINK STRAIGHT, I DON’T SLEEP GOOD, AND MY STOMACH IS IN KNOTS. WELL, I HOPE SOME LIGHT CAN BE SHED ON IT ALL.

As I reflect on all of this, I know that God wants me to try to find hope in it all, but it is hard to, so I will let Him figure that out for me. I just want all of it resolved. I know for certain that God is going to get the glory from all of this, and it will be all over.

No one seems to understand the magnitude of how I am feeling about all of this. I have never experienced anything like this before, and it is devastating to my soul, and my mind. Frustrated for three days is not good. My anxieties are flaring up, and when that happens I shut down.

Well, I just pray for a miracle for myself so my joy will be restored.

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HE WAS RIGHT ON TIME

Today went better than I expected. God showed up and showed out! I received everything that was owed to me. God turned this thing around for me, and I was able to do a lot more than I expected. Although it was cloudy and misty rain was falling, it was still beautiful through my eyes. Today I am happy, and I hope to always be happy. In the beginning of it all, I could not see a way to see the positive side of things. I was so frustrated that I forgot about the spiritual warfare that is going on around us every day.

When I reflect on all of the things that God has done for me, it makes what I was going through small and menial. When I reflect on where He has brought me from, and how He has blessed me all of my life, it makes me love Him more and more. He has taken away my tears and given me beauty for ashes.

He will give me sweet rest and beautiful dreams. Now I can focus on getting back in school and continuing my education. I can get back to doing the things I love most. Well, I have had a long day, and I am going to enjoy the rest of it.


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INNER THOUGHTS

As I ponder my mind in my thoughts I don’t know what this year is going to have in store for me. All I feel right now is emotional. Hidden tears fall when I am alone, but my heart melts within me. I feel afraid of the unknown, uncertain of how things are going to be this year, and I don’t know what to expect. Whatever happens, will happen, and life goes on.

I never thought things would turn out this way. I never thought I would be worried about what the next day is going to be like. The world has gone through so much. Life as we knew it will never be the same regardless of how we wear masks and social distance. Who knows the duration of time this will last? Who knows how many lives will be lost or spared because of this? Who knows when the numbers will drop instead of rising?

Whatever happens this new year God knows best. We just have to accept it and know that He is in control. Still, we must not lose faith. We must reflect on the good things that He has made possible in all of our lives.

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HOPE

Here we are again in a new year not knowing what it is going to bring. Although history has been made, we still have to keep on abiding by the precautions that has been set before us.

Hope is what we have to keep us going and to not give up on the things that we believe in. Yes, we have and still are going through a lot with what is going on. Since January 6th, emotions are still raw because of what happened, but in due time things will get better. We just have to come together as One Nation Under God and pray for healing, not only for the nation, but also for each other, and most of all for our President and Vice President and their staff to make the right decisions for America.

Let us all hope in God and know that He has it all in His hands.

Let us all hope in God.

When reflecting back over our lives, we should remember where our blessings come from.”

Mrs. Shaunelius L.Sterns

BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS

As I look back over the months when I was not able to work due to my accident, I had time to think about all of the blessings that God has given to me. I greived because of what happened to me on my job, but He made me see that He was there with me all of the time, and that I was not alone.

Now that I am getting back in the swing of things, my life feels better, but I know it is going to take a while for me to adjust to working again. It is going to take me one day at a time to feel like I still belong there. I don’t know, but I felt like I was just starting for the first time relearning everything. I can’t let my emotions get the better of me though. As long as I stay focused on what I want to do at my job, I will be alright. I feel like I have grown in some way, but I just cannot put my finger on it. I feel like my eyes have opened up to see things differently. For the most part, I know that I do not want to always want to be a housekeeper. I want to learn the business side of it all, and just maybe one day own my own hotel with my name on it. All I know is that I am glad I can still have my job and make money eventhough I can only work three hours right now; I know in time that will change. I can see that there are new faces working in housekeeping, so I know there is going to be a spot up front for me. I will just do what I was doing today and still learn the front at the same time.

Well, this is a new beginning for me this year. I get to start over and learn new things. If this is where I am to be for now I am going to do my very best every day. I know that there is more for me in my life. I am thankful that God has given me the ability to work again.

Knowing Jesus means my life is worth living because He lives.

WHEN REFLECTIONS, AND REFLECTING BRINGS TEARS

Sometimes when reflecting back over our lives we remember things that brought us sorrow. It is not that we want to remember those things they are just there. We try to forget those times. We try to move past them. We even try not to think about those times, but yet and still they flood our mind like a rushing wind waiting to escape through the branches of the trees that sway from side to side. We get by ourselves and tears start to stream down our face like a river that runs deep into another. Why can’t there just be good times? Why can’t there be things that we can do to erase the bad memories that hold reflections in our heart? Why does reflections and reflecting bring tears?

It could be that we are holding on to the past that hurt us. It could be words that was spoken to us that broke our heart. It could be because of something that we wanted and could not obtain it. It could be a many number of things, but will we ever really let it go? Will we continue to hold on to it? Let us try to let it go so when we are reflecting back over our lives we can have good memories to think about, and those old memories that hurt us will not be there for us to reflect on.

Sometimes when we are drinking a beverage, we think about things; we reflect and have good thoughts, but sometimes not.

HOW TO DEAL WITH DEVASTATION.

This month has started out wrong in a way, but on the other hand it has turned out good. Stress has overwhelmed my heart more in the past few weeks than ever before. I have shed so many tears until my eyes can’t shed anymore at this point. I have prayed more, and stood on God’s promises that He has for me and my family. It has felt like the whole world has just crashed on my shoulders and I can’t do anything about it. I just live in the moment and put everything in God’s hands so He can deal with it.

All I know is that I am not going to worry about anything anymore. I have been truly blessed with something that I never thought I would have in my life. I am going to hold on to it for as long as I can, I just pray God will give me the strength to do all of the things that I want to do moving forward. No more struggling, no more starting at the bottom of the barrel just barely getting by.

I know that there are more blessings to come for me, and I am going to enjoy every one. I know where my help comes from; my help comes from the Lord, the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

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When You Think Things Are Alright

When we come to a place in our lives that we do not understand, and just when you think things are alright, they turn for the worse. Nothing in our lives will ever be perfect, and there is nothing we can do about it no matter how hard we try. Life is a mystery, and it is what we make it. As we live from day to day there is always something going on around us. How do we understand things that we do not understand? How do we make since of it? What can we do about it? We do nothing, and we do not try to.

We continue to live our lives, we move on to another day that has been given to us. We cannot dwell on things that we cannot change. We learn new things, do new things, and we are content until the next thing happens that we do not understand.



THE SECOND DAY BACK 3/30/21 TUESDAY

As I look back over the months of not being able to fully work like I wanted to, my life seemed like it was going nowhere. I felt like I was always going to be stuck not being able to work like I wanted to, but all of that has changed now. I have gone back to work full-time. I feel good about myself again, and good hard work is good for me, because I am getting myself back into shape. As I reflect on today, I can truly see that God has been with me through it all; He has never left me alone. Even when I could not feel His presence, He was with me. I have always appreciated the things that He does for me. I would not be here today if it were not for Him. He has changed me in so many ways. I am more positive, I have more hope for my future, and I am not afraid to do new things that I want to do in my life.

Let us not forget where we have come from in our lives. We neve know when we just may have to reflect back on where God has brought us from.


There is nothing wrong with focusing on the beautiful things, and places in life.
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