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What an inspiration you are - so much advice and such awesome posts daily!
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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.”
—Norman B. Rice
Thank you so much for that timely post. I really need this today!
What an awesome post, my sister!!
Co-leader of Can't Do This On My Own
Co-leader of I Can Do All Things Through Christ
~.~There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey~
FALL INTO JESUS' ARMS OF PROTECTION
Have you ever been sitting in a chair and your dog or cat jumps onto your lap? How does your pet know it won't be rejected by you? Your pet has established through time & experiences love and trust. Your pet knows it can come to you for love & attention.
When we need love, understanding, protection, or kind words, sometimes the love, affection, and protect is no where to be found. Either there is no one to give it to you, or the people who are in your life sometimes don't give you what you need. When this happens it is so easy to feel completely alone."If only I had a boy friend, or husband who would comfort me, a friend I could talk to that understood what I was going through, or a parent who was there for me." you say swallowed up by pain. You feel empty and alone. "Where is this God I hear people talk about? Why doesn't he talk to ME? I have read things and I think, is that REALLY true, did it happen JUST like that, and IF it did, why don't things like that happen to ME?!" Does that sound like you? Or have you ever felt so alone no words of comfort from anyone could swallow the hole you were in?
What comfort zone am I talking about? It can't be purchased in a bottle, it can't be found around your house. You can't order it on line, it is only obtained through your time. God is the love, understanding, & the protection that fills us like no one or thing ever can. He is the place we can go to and cuddle up in. He that warm place to go to within your storm.
Where can you find that lap to cuddle in, that safe place to go to within your storm? That warm place of shelter is within your reach. But how do you reach for something when you don't know where to find it? Just as a pet knows which lap to jump onto through experiences, you will start to turn to God when you experience HIM.
How did you get to know your best friend? You got to know your friend through talking to them, and through your experiences, right? My friends, it is THE SAME with God. Through your time, your words- it is your time, and your WORDS that you need to give to God. Those 2 things will start your relationship with God. Now, I did not say time and PRAYERS. You see YOUR WORDS are different than your prayers. It is through your words that you will get to know God. If you don't have a relationship with God you won't go to Him for comfort, you will always seek something, or someone else.
Don't make this difficult. We all know how to carry on a conversation, we do it everyday. Talk to God like you talk to everyone else. Or get a note book and write God letters or type him a few. Seek him anyway you can, but seek and FIND HIM. Keep talking, keep reading, keep doing whatever you need to do, just do it.
As you grow closer to God your reactions to negative situations will change. When when you have a bad day, a huge argument.... the worst day of your life, God will be the one you turn to. You will have learned through time and your experiences that you can go to God for His love, and protection.