Monday, February 16, 2009

It only gets better!!!

This day .....or past 3 days....have been some of the most amazing days that I can ever remember. I praise God for all He does in my life.

Today started off for me with an EXTREMELY difficult test at 8am. I normally walk into test with very little faith....but that was not the case. I did all I could do to study for this one and did VERY WELL on it! After the test was completed, we were told this was the hardest test of the semester. Wow! I'm really excited for this semester then!

I thought it would be a difficult morning for me as Chad was going back for his re-check on his melanoma at 9am. I wanted to be with him but I couldn't miss the test. But after many prayers, God gave me such a sense of peace last night when I went to bed. Today He delivered GREAT NEWS!!!!!! He has no cancer....NO NOTHING! YAY GOD! Thank you so much for giving my husband such a clean bill of health! And thank you for allowing me to rest in the comfort of your assurance.

Today is a very special day for me as I've reached some personal goals. I've learned a few things along the way. A little bit about me....and A LOT about the God I serve. I've learned how to put the past behind me and put God in front of me at all times. When He is in front of me, He IS my shield and protector. And even beside me He is. But it's when I push him behind me that my worldly side takes over. Someone once said "It doesn't matter how deep you fall, but it's how high you bounce when you come back"

I firmly belive that if you always do what you've always done then you will always get what you've always got!
Doing something different was what I did...and I'm a better person for it.
It's all a matter of love, trust, and committment to doing the right thing. I have had the best mentors, accountabilty partners, and have made of of the most amazing friends ever. Sometimes you have to really walk through a fire with someone and put down all personal judgements to see the core of who they really are. It's amazing what God will reveal to you. Most of the time, if something bugs you about someone else, take a good look at yourself first. It probably bothers you because you struggle with the same thing within yourself. Someone else may look at me and still see the flesh as tainted. God looks at me and sees me as His beautiful creation, inside...and out. That's the kind of God I serve. He loves me for me. He lets me mess up. But no matter what, I can count on Him. Nothing else really even matters.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3: 5-6

When we we are on HIS path and follow HIS direction, our eyes will always be looking up!

The days only get better and better and better! I love my life!


Hannah said...

I don't know if you see the difference in your self lately, though based on your blogs i think you do. I can tell by your words that God has made huge progress in your faith and your trust in him. The difference from what your heart used to say on here compared to the joy your heart has now is...only God. It makes me so happy and very excited. i myself am embarking on a journey very similiar to yours. I feel as though we're walking it together.
Joy is an amazing thing that God gives us. Take heed, however, not to base that joy on your feelings and emotions, because they are an endless roller coaster. So often we decide whether we're joyfull (happy really which isn't true joy)depending on how certain situations affect us. But our JOY comes from the Lord, the author and perfecter of our faith.
Love you!

Brenda said...

Thanks Hannah! Yes, not only do I see the difference but I feel it in my heart too. I trust Him more now than I can ever remember. I think we have to go through trials and walk through the fire, but God never said we have to do it alone. But first our hearts have to be right with Him before we can be right with anything else in our lives. The joy of the Lord is our strength. But someone once told me....sit down and buckle up because you are in for a ride! Yes mam! They are a roller coaster and we will always have ups and downs but I know that within myself, i can choose how I will handle those feelings and whether good or bad, give all the glory to God in those moments.
We're often surrounded by people who like to say things to bring us down, but again, if we have the Joy of the Lord withing our hearts, He will keep us safe from harm. We have to trust and believe in Him enough to live that each day. We can choose to be angry or we can choose to be happy, but it's that pure joy in our hearts that come directly from God. And His face will shine through us.
I'm excited to go on a journey with you Hannah. You're an amazing lady, wise beyond your years, and I thank God for you today. You bless me more than you will ever know.
Love you my friend! Stay strong!