Daily Devotion - Lessons From My Hard Head Week 33 ⠀ ⠀ A few years ago, I had a school administrator who was struggling with her job. She was transferred from school to school as an interim principal. ⠀ ⠀ Each year they promised her a permanent school, but it never happened. She was very disappointed and I could see that it was taking a toll on her. I sat in her office one day as she shared her frustrations. I asked if she was a person of faith. She said she was, so I suggested she pray. She had experienced some personal loss and she was raising her son. She felt overwhelmed most days. I knew she looked fragile and I was concerned. I prayed for her for a few months, but towards the end of the school year, she fell ill, and she was hospitalized for exhaustion.⠀ ⠀ We lost touch for a few years. Last year, I spoke to her and she was doing well. I was happy to hear she was happy.⠀ ⠀ She rehashed our conversation and told me everything I said to her and how much it helped her in those times. I was happy that it helped her, but I did not recall saying a single word of it! The only thing I remembered was my promising to pray for her.⠀ ⠀ She said I told her to give her broken life to God and let Him fix it. Since that time, she has been doing much better. I do not think my words were all that helped her. However, I was happy that I chose to share a word with her. I got off the phone and laughed at how I had no memory of that entire conversation.⠀ ⠀ I praise God for using me to share this moment with her. I learned that God will put you in the right place at the right time. He can restore your broken life. All we need to do is give it to Him. Lesson learned.⠀ ⠀ GOD’S REMINDER⠀ I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 KJV⠀ ⠀ #bible#jesus#bibleverse#jesuschrist#christian#christ#god#holyspirit
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I am knowledgeable, 2 Peter 1:2, “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.” I receive the knowledge of the Lord that I have Christ Jesus through His living Word. It increases my ability to see, know and understand who I am, where I am, what I have, and what's been done in the Son.
Thinking of home. Things are changing and its hard to get a grasp on it all. Loved ones have left and it isn't the same without them. I can still travel back to New York and hang out with my family. Share food and good times, picking up where we left off. But after the laughs, there will be that expression of longing for those that have gone to share in the laughter once again. I dread those looks that no one will address but everyone will know what's being thought. They were always there, and when I was away, I could be assured that everyone would be where I left them. Gaps remain, in the spaces we still designate for them out of respect and gratitude to God for having them in our lives. Will it ever get back to what it was? Can we be reunited, assured that they will stay. I wonder what wonder they are experiencing and are there gaps left for us in designation in this new place. I still have the key you gave me so I could always return home. Just make it familiar again. I would need a moment to take it in. Maybe a few moments. I'm sure you will understand. Its our time now. I feel so ill-equipped in comparison to how you were were to me. Yet, I know in my heart that I can be and do anything because that's what you would tell anyone who thought otherwise. So I'll become anything because I didn't have to be anything for you to believe in me. And I'll tell the story later. I see your highlighted bible you left behind; you don't need it anymore. But it was your company while you passed through here, so you wouldn't pass through alone and afraid. I witnessed some of the torment and trauma that stayed with you through life. You didn't ask for any of it, but you carried it and still gave and inspired to the degree that your pall bearers weren't close individuals, but strangers that you touched. There's still one more chapter for you, and I intend to see it through while you are being awarded your crown. If some of the jewels aren't recognizable, its because they are
Its Time || Strengthen your life meaning, be humbled knowing its only a piece in the whole life understanding. Trust in the mystery. Master listening to its feeling style of footprint as it leads us to the greater intention. Bali is offering a wonderful awakening at present. If we all relax & listen we will allow the intention behind mother earths reasoning to move the way she is. When we are in understanding that the same mystery runs through her as it does us, another opening to realise the whole of lifes meaning presents itself. Its a universal shift not just an earthly one (all ways in all ways). #shifting