I hope everyone’s doing well and enjoying this fall like weather! Fall is my favorite time of year!
My heart is so full and I just wanted to share about the goodness of God in my life! I recently blogged about my family and how blessed I am to have so many great people to model from. I sent a group text to my entire family and a few friends that are like family, sharing how much of a part of my God story that they have been. It’s amazing to look back and see the goodness of God and how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together. Just like the song, even when we don’t see it, He’s working,; even when we didn’t feel it, He’s working! He never stops working!
From the beginning of this blog, I’ve always said how amazed I am at the people that God puts in our path. Besides my family, I’ve been abundantly blessed to cross paths with so many amazing people. I really have my kiddos to thank for so many of those friendships through sports, spring break trips, school activities, their classmates etc. My coworkers, college friends, even those in His mysterious ways that I never would have crossed paths with otherwise He knew exactly who and what I needed in my life and I am so thankful!!
I’ve also been thinking about the spiritual mentors He put in my life that have poured into me! How blessed am I to have so many wonderful men and women that have helped shaped me!! I once heard a sermon about standing on the shoulders of giants. I’ve been blessed with some great ones!
Something that God’s put on my heart lately though is how important it is to apply the things I’ve learned. It made me think of a recipe and how when we try something someone else has made and if we like it, the first thing we do is ask for the recipe.
We can go home and make it. Our families will love it and it’ll be something we can add to our menus. For one night, it’ll solve the dreaded question of “What’ should I make for dinner?” We can add a little extra of this or that to make it fit our taste. Or, we can go home and put it in our drawers along with other things we never look at.
Just like in life, if we go home and apply it, then good things can come from it. If we just leave it in the drawer, it doesn’t do us any good!
Like the spiritual giant sermon, my prayer is to be an encourager and spiritually a light to those around me now and after me. I’ve learned a lot through life experiences & like the saying, “ He doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.”He’s been so good and faithful to equip me for this crazy life!
All the songs we sang and memory verses from growing up in church weren’t just words, but words of truth that now have meaning. The elementary song about obedience has been playing in my head. 🎶Obedience is the very best way to show that we believe,, doing exactly what the Lord commands, doing it happily, ACTION is the key, do it immediately, the JOY we will receive……🎶 Today was Charity Church’s 70th anniversary and I’m so thankful that I was led there as an adult. They taught me about discovering my spiritual gifts.. Nit just to know them, but to grow, cultivate and use them for God. Here’s a link to discover yours https://giftstest.com/
They taught me about the power of the Holy Spirit within me, how we can take authority over things in our prayer life. To learn the word of God, as it truly is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. It’s the living word that comes to life in every situation. They taught me to pray the scriptures over my circumstances, as His Word will not return void. Most importantly, I really learned to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me. Through these things, God’s truly been a waymaker, miracle worker, a light in the darkness.
I bought some things from Collective goods. They’ve sold things since I’ve been working at the school, but this is the first time I’ve ever bought anything. . Today, as I was unpacking the measuring spoons that I bought, I came across this!
May we all learn to apply the things we learn from each other. To have faith, strength, generosity & honesty to become the amazing women (and men) that God intends for us to be!
Thanks for letting me share!