What brings me here tonight are thoughts of persevering, pushing through when life gets tough- fully trusting in God to get you through. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, just when you think you are strong and ok, life reminds you how weak you are without God by your side. (and friends who are there for you) Sometimes I just have to laugh at myself. I sure can look like I have it all together and even think I do, I can talk a big talk, smile through it and then BAM, I'm knocked back down. One little tiny thing and satan seems to be winning. However, God is truly stronger and I am so thankful for the ladies He has put in my life. Today while going through instagram I came across She Reads Truth and they just started a new series on Ephesians and I am so grateful for running across it. It was just what I needed to get myself back into God's word, and what a great reminder. Eph 1:1-14 is day 1 and Paul reminds us about God's true love for us, Here is some of what they had to say- We are.....
You are blessed (Greek, eulogeo: favored of God).
You are chosen (v. 4).
He has made you holy and blameless.
You are adopted as children through Jesus Christ. (v. 5)
Blessed, you were chosen before He created the world. Before time began, He knew you. (v. 4)
Can you just think about this?! HE KNEW YOU, We were chosen by God BEFORE time. He loved me for me (and all my stumbles) and has an amazing life planned for me. How can I not 1. be excited for whatever God has planned and 2. If God loves me for everything I have done, and has still forgiven and chosen me, how can I not get passed something someone else has done to me? (I feel a necklace coming :) )
God uses everything in my life to mold and change me into what He wants me to be. I am trusting that this is one of those times. I hope I am open to listen and learn from it.
These are my current thought, I hope I can help someone else maybe going through something similar.