Oftentimes we have things come upon us that we just do not understand. We wonder why things happen to us…we wonder when will God make a way to get us out of the things that plague us. From time to time we think just because we do not see a way out of something, there is no way out of it, but we also forget about the One who can make a way out of no way.
Storms come in our lives and shake things up. They make us trust God, and hold on to our faith. We should understand and realise that God is very powerful. He knows about all of the things we will go through in our lives, and He will be there to see us through them all. Sometimes distractions takes us away from the most important things we need to focus on, and that is our soul. Not only that,but the decisions we will make in our lives. When we stop and think about the choices we make in our lives, we should know about the ramifications of them. Good brings good, and bad brings bad. We are old enough to know right from wrong, but do we always do what is right all of the time like we should? Whether we do or we don’t God is watching.
When God makes a way out of no way for us, we should be more than grateful to Him for what He does for us. Do we praise and thank Him like we should? He deserves all of our praise and worship. When Jesus fed the multitudes of people, they were grateful for what He did for them. When the disciples were fishing all night long before they became Disciples of Jesus, they caught nothing, but when Jesus told them to throw the net out on the right side of the boat, they caught fish,multitudes of fish and did not lose any. They were more than grateful. When we obey God just as they did, He will make ways for us in our lives that we could never imagine. Obeying God brings blessings beyond compare. Doors are opened that no man can shut no matter how the enemy tries to destroy things. God is a way maker. He has been since the beginning of time, since He said,”Let There Be Light”. That is why I love reading Genesis, because that is where everything begins, it is where we see God use His power for the first time! It is where we see the first humans created, all of the creation of the earth and the beauty of it. Sin came in and destroyed it all…nothing has been the same since.
When Jesus returns, He is going to make all things new again. The world will be a better place for the coming generations. Even though times are still dark, Jesus is still shining through all of this darkness. His love is still changing lives every day. He is still working miracles seen and unseen on this earth. I am glad that I serve a God who holds everything in the palm of His hands. Where would we be if we did not have Jesus? How would we live and be happy if He did not die for our sins? God made a way for us when He sent His one and only Son to this earth to teach us the way to live, and how to love others.
1 Corinthians 13:4-Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
When I think about Love, I think about what God did for us. I think about how He sent His One and Only Son into this world to die for our sins. I think about how He had to turn His head away from His Son when He took all of our sins upon Himself so we could be forgiven of our sins. I think about how He was tortured all night long because of us. I think about how He will never leave us nor forsake us. I think about how He will be with us even until the end of the age. Are we equipped to love like that? Do we ever think about loving someone like that, the way Jesus loves us? Do we ever really think about the importance of what he did for us? Do we ever think about how it must have made our Heavenly Father feel to see His Son go through what HE went through for us? Jesus was not proud, He was a person of love and peace, but He did get HIS point across to those who questioned Him about things. He did not bite His tongue about anything. Jesus does not look at people differently, He looks at all of us the same way…we are children created by God, our Heavenly Father. He loves us all the same. He is no respecter of persons. What He does for one, He will do for the other. His love never fails, and it is the Greatest Love of All.
If you have not talked to Jesus today, take out some time to do so. He is waiting ti hear from you. He wants to hear all about your problems, all about your fears, and all about your heart desires. He wants to wash you clean, and forgive you of your sins. Do it while it is called today, while the blood is still running warm in your veins, because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. We are all in this together, stay safe, and God bless. Thank you for coming along with me on my journey with Food for the Soul.
In Psalm 40:1-David’s faith and experience of deliverance from deep depression were personal, and also prophetic of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ after Gethsemane and the cross. This has become the Christian’s experience and praise when he or she is born again.
In Psalm 40:12, Though David is speaking of his own experience when he was a fugitive during Absalom’s rebellion (2 Samuel 15-17), the words are prophetic of Christ’s deeper anguish when He hung on the cross to become sin for us (see Isaiah 53:3-7).
Whenever I read the Psalms, I find a since of comfort and peace. I can know that everything I am facing in my life is just something to endure. It is something that will make me stronger. It is something that will bring me closer to God. I know that no matter what I face God is with me just as He was with King David. He was a man after God’s own heart. What is our hearts after? Could something like that be said about us? David made his fair share of mistakes just as we all do today, but God forgave him just as He forgives us today. God loved David just as He loves us. There is nothing we could ever do to stop God from loving us. His love is forever eternal. It is wonderful to know that we have a God who never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
HERE COMES SUMMER
Here we are in the month of June, and it already feels like Summer. Even though it is not officially Summer yet, the weather does. It is as if it is bullying Spring to leave. Yes, this is the time of year when the pits come out and are lit with fire to smoke meat. It is the time for up do hairstyles, getting our nails done, and dressing for the occasion of the season. This is the time of year when the pools will be filled with those who enjoy being in the water to cool off. This is the time of the year when all pf the insects come out to worry us with their swarming and biting. Trees and flowers give off the fragrance of perfume in the air to let the birds know that it is time to start gathering food for the Fall season that will be soon on the way. This is the season for dancing and having fun with friends and family partying the night away. This is the season of new friendships and new romances making memories that will last a lifetime. Summer is fun when you know what to do to make it fun. It does not have to be drab and quiet because of the heat. We pull out the ice chests and fill them with all of our tasty drinks to keep us cooled off. We listen to our music turned up loud just to pass the time away. We sit and talk about the good old days when everything was normal, and we laugh about all of the things we did when we were children. This is the time of year when vacations are being taken, road trips, Summer weddings, Summer births, and just doing what we want to do to enjoy ourselves.
We may even talk about the Summers of the past. Our first time we fell in love. Who knows what this Summer is going to bring for us? Who is to say what is going to happen this Summer? We can only wait and see as the days come and go. I hope it rain to cool everything off. Summer rain smells so good, it is cool and refreshing to play in as it falls from the sky. Rainbows appear in the sky to make it pretty after the rain has fallen. The atmosphere smells so good after a good rain in the Summer. I hope this Summer brings great joy to everyone who enjoys this season of the year.
NIGHT TIME FUN IN THE SUMMER
Cool breeze in the night as the Summer heat subsides behind the clouds and trees to end the day that was… Hot, sticky, muggy, and frustrating. Now it is time to get showered, suited and booted to go out and have fun. It is time to call up friends to meet at that favourite place where it all goes down until morning. Twisting and twirling and spinning around on the dance floor, dancing to all of the new jams that make you want to move. Listening to those soft slow jams dancing cheek to cheek, falling in love all over again. Sitting and sipping on that special beverage talking about whatever makes you smile. Now that the night is over, the music is off, the sun is up meeting and greeting you as you walk through your front door, landing on the couch, falling asleep until you awake to do it all over again.
As you are sleeping silently, dreaming of the night you had, you are awakened by the smooth sounds of Jazz playing in the nearby distance. Not realising it, you are tapping your fingers to the beat. You began to hum the tune you hear and starts to smile. You think about the wonderful time you had out having fun with your friends. Getting up, you go to the bathroom to get fresh again. As the morning sun beams through the window, the birds are singing, and the smell of Summer is in the air. Morning dew is glistening on the grass, and all is well. Breakfast is made and eaten, dishes are washed, house is cleaned, and now it is time to take a nap until you are ready to wake up again to start your evening to get ready to go out again to have fun. As evening approaches, you are awakened by the loud music of a vehicle passing by. Getting up, you get ready, do your hair and nails to match your outfit you are wearing. Looking in the mirror, you smile at yourself knowing that you are looking your very best. When it is all said and done, you drive up to that favourite hangout spot and chill with your friends. All eyes on you, all smiles on you. Car clean as you lean back to stretch and take a selfie to remember the day, nothing will take this memory away. As night approaches and the music starts to play, everyone hits the dance floor to dance the night away. Sounds of laughter fills the night air as everyone gets ready to leave. It has been great, you had the best time of your life. Memories were made to talk about later. As you drive home in silence thinking about the fun you had, you pull in your driveway, turn off the engine, and just take in a deep breath knowing it was all worth while. You close your eyes and drift off again, but when you awake, you find yourself on your couch only to realise it all was just a dream while you were silently sleeping.