Everyday our lives are so busy with so many obligations. For example, those of us that are married, need time with our spouses to cultivate a relationship that will last. Then there are the needs of our children, the pets, the household chores, other relationships (family and friends), work, church activities, social functions, and school work, etc. How do we manage all these demands and still find the time to pray and read God's word so that our spiritual man can be fed and grow stronger. This is one of the questions that I always ask myself. I hope this blog will help make it easier to balance our busy lives so that we can make the time needed to be the person that God desires us to be. May I be a blessing to you.

The Sand Dollar Legend

The Sand Dollar Legend
Upon this odd-shaped seashell a legend grand is told, about the life of Jesus, that wondrous tale of old. At its center you will see, there seems to be a star, like the one that led the shepherds and wise men from afar. Around its surface are the marks of nails and thorns and spear, suffered by Christ upon the cross; the wounds show plainly here. But there is also an Easter lily, clear for us to see, the symbol of Christ's resurrection for all eternity.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

We Fall Down But We Get Up

I want to encourage you to never give up on what God has prepared for you. If He has shown you something and told you it will come to pass, then, that is what will be if you trust Him and position yourself to receive what He has shown you.

I want you to know that no matter what you may be going through or how it may seem, God is in control of your life and he cares about you and what you are going through. Even in our disobedience, He is still concerned about us and He wants to restore us unto Himself.

I know that sometimes it is not easy to hold on to your faith when everything appears to be against you, but you have to hold on, because your breakthrough is before you and will come. I understand that taking the easy way and compromising your faith may sometimes seem like the right thing to do, but it is not! Think back on your past mistakes and remember the times that you compromised your faith. What was the outcome? We suffered needlessly, but in a still small voice, He was still calling out to us ready to forgive and restore us. The scriptures state that we have all fallen short of the glory of God, but that is no excuse to give up on yourself or Him.

There is a song that Donnie McClurkin sings entitled "We Fall Down." The lyrics are simple "We fall down, but we get up. For a saint is just a sinner who fell down, but we couldn't stay there, and got up. We get back up again."

I find comfort in this song, because even in an inpatient and disobedient state, there is still the hope that we can get back up again, that we can dust ourselves off and keep going forward. We may be battle scarred, weary and tired, but we are not down. He is there with an outstretched hand to help pull us out of the pit we have fallen into. He is there to restore our hopes and dreams and to help us begin again.

So be of good cheer my brothers and sisters, no matter what the circumstances are in your life, God can turn it around and work it out on your behalf. So, if you have fallen, look up and reach for His outstretched hand and take comfort and refuge in the arms of the blessed Savior. He cares for you and will never leave you or forsake you.

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