A Meditation for a new week’s journey.
In life, both spiritual and actual, it is often deemed better to take the elevator. It is quicker, we get to our destination faster. How much better we all think our circumstances would be if we could ask of the Lord for instant …….healing, abilities to forgive and follow Him into pastures green and fertile. We, of course can always ask this of Him. He knows and we know an elevator would zipp us into the future, and all our problems could be left behind. However, when the answer is not INSTANT this then may entail a struggle. Following Him means that though we may struggle one day, one step at a time, His Purposes still are being fulfilled. Its the ones on the way, contacts, connections etc. etc .we meet, that cement purpose. An elevator would carry us instantly to fulfill His Plans. (Often this is the case)…….but……when we are forced to take the stairs, this too, in His Will, is when we need His Strength, His Grace and His Directing, and have an opportunity to learn from Him whatever He desires to teach along the way. The destination ultimately is the same but the lessons can be life-affirming and changing.
If you are forced by life to ‘take the stairs’ and not the elevator. Breathe deeply of His Love….then take one step, one day one lesson at a time.
Shalom! PEACE and Grace to you each one.
Thank you for your PRAYERS and love. These are tangible and much appreciated.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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A beautiful meditation, especially leading into the Lenten season. Breathing Him in…step by step! Ahhhhhhh. Prayers continue your way!😘