"You know me completely, and watch over me."
"O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it." Psalm 139:1-6 ESV
I want to thank my cousin, Russ, for sharing these verses with me this morning! It was so timely, as today happens to be My Birthday! I woke up this morning meditating on all of God's goodness and mercy to me!
Had Satan had his way, I wouldn't be here, but God thought it necessary! I exist solely because of God's purposes!
I could tell you some stories, I could share my triumphs, and my trials. I can tell you what He's done for me lately. My saga is ongoing, it's growing limbs and my roots go deep. It's been an interesting journey with the Lord.
Only God can sustain us and keep us. Some of us are doing 'Hard Time' on the earth. For some, the challenges and trials are overwhelming, yet God keeps them from being overwhelmed and swept under. Others are facing life threatening challenges and frightening circumstances. God has His hand upon them as well. He gives His special 'Grace' to them as they endure the unthinkable. What a journey some of us are on.
Today, I reflect on His past mercies, and I see where He's brought me from! It's all amazing to me; a little girl, fatherless and motherless, with no home to call her own, living from house to house, from the pit to the palace, how thankful I've become!
We all have a story to tell. We all have things that we could cry about everyday. We all have had our share of ups and downs. We are existing on the face of this earth for a necessary and a much needed purpose. It is crucial that we not waste the years God has so graciously lent us. When we see Him face to face, we must have something to show for all that He's given.
This particular day, December 29th, may not hold much meaning to you, but it holds great significance for me! I should not be alive. I should not have been here. I can recall every instance where life and breath threatened to leave me. I am kept daily by the power of God!
I am thankful for all those who crossed, and still cross my path, with a message from God, to encourage and lift me up. I am thankful for the Christian love I have experienced from those who have been with God. It really showed. I am grateful for the outstretched arms in my hour of need and the compassion they showed. I saw the face of the Lord as He tenderly ministered to me through them. I say, "Thank You'' to my abusers, my oppressors, and all my enemies, because of your afflictions, I've been able to see the face of God in powerful ways; for I was able, under those circumstances, to hear Him clearly.
As 2017 comes to a close, may we reflect on all we have, and are, because of God's mercy and grace. May we try just a little bit harder, each day, as we move into 2018. May we also anticipate His eminent return!
Thank you for reading my blog posts! Thank you for stopping by and visiting this website! Thank you for following me throughout social media! Thank you for allowing me to share my life experiences with you and if I have said anything that made a difference in your life, Praise the Lord and To God Be All The Glory!!!
Have A Blessed and Prosperous New Year!!!