At the end of the day when all is said and done, I’d much rather have God on my side than anyone else. As long as I’m in his good graces, nothing else matters. So I continue to live each day for him, and though I may stumble from time to time, he never fails to offer me his hand to lift me up. There is no other friend I know of who can love me like this and I am so grateful that God chose me to believe in him. I really don’t know how else I’d ever make it through this life. ~M
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One of the reasons I finally decided to start a blog, was to be able to share what’s on my heart with others. I also wanted to be able to leave a little piece of me behind, so that there is some small memory of what was important to me after I’m gone. I am hopeful that the memories left behind here, will in some small way make a difference in your life. You never know how words can speak to people. Sometimes it’s the simplest things you might say, that can make all the difference in the world to someone.
Words are powerful and have the ability to cause war or bring about peace. I want the words I write to bring hope and never despair. I hope the words I share with you are words you need to hear. If you’re reading this, I want you to know that you matter, even if you think you don’t. I want you to remember that this life is temporary and a greater life is still ahead. Don’t lose your heart in the things of this world, for your reward will never be found here.
Keep your faith in trying times and remember that life doesn’t always make sense. Accept the fact that there are things in this life which you will never fully understand. Try to stay positive and know that there is a God who loves you and who wants you to know Him. He understands your daily struggles, for He has suffered through this life as well. In fact, He suffered more than the rest of us and has never asked any of us to suffer as much as He did.
We have to stop blaming God for the mistakes we’ve made, and realize that He isn’t the one causing our misery. It’s always easy to blame somebody else when life isn’t taking you down the road you hoped for. Don’t be misled, you can turn around and walk in the opposite direction at any point in your life. Seek Him first and you will always find the answers you are looking for. Just as Jesus loves me, I love you, my friend… I really do… ~M xoxo
Originally posted: August 9, 2015
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“Although you might not need someone, they might need you.”
~Jones Cane Sugar Soda
*Came across this quote tonight, which was on the inside of this bottle cap. So much truth in these ten simple words.
“Grace is the face of love when it meets imperfection.” ~Scott Ridout
I recently heard a sermon given by Scott Ridout. I found what he was saying to be very thought provoking and so I wanted to share what he said with all of you. Scott began to talk about what the biggest problem with Christians is and I immediately sat up and listened. He said Christians don’t know what to do with Non-Christians who may sin differently than they do and went on to say that Christians often forget that they are sinners too. He also said, that this is where grace comes in and just as Christ provides grace for all of us, Christians should extend grace to others as well. Christians are not supreme beings over others that don’t believe in Christ. Even though many of them would like to think they are. The only difference is, that a true Christian believes that they are saved by faith in Christ Jesus and that it is only through Christ, that they will inherit eternal life. Christians are still sinners and they always will be. Thank goodness for God’s grace and His amazing love that He extends to us. What are your thoughts? Do you struggle with extending grace towards others? If so, why do you think that is?
Ephesians 2:8 says… For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
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