I noticed since early childhood the favor over my mother and I, and the manner in which God took great care of my family.
The Lord watched over us solicitously, his eyes vigilant to never waver, his hands fixed firmly on every situation. Even when I did not think or believe he was looking out or holding our circumstances in place.
We mattered to God. And, we still do.
I have been so very fortunate by his mercy and grace, covered by what seemed like an extra hedge of protection from others and the principalities of this evil world, and beyond.
When I look back, I see all that I avoided and escaped because of the wisdom and discernment granted upon me from the Lord. The comfort and peace I experienced in the midst of trials that made people of the world marvel at me in disappointment and wonder.
Enemies or adversaries that attempted to destroy me were defeated.
Even so-called believers who professed to be Christians The Lord had warned and protected me against, wholeheartedly coming to my rescue to head me out into safety.
God is definitely my refuge and strength, an essential help in times of trouble as well as in times of order.
Early this morning, I had a delicious bowl of hot steel cut oats. I mixed and stirred in along some extra thick rolled oats to my liking. Later on, I ate two bananas, five tangerines, and some crackers.
My day started off lovely, God soothed a sudden concern that once occupied my thoughts just to come back again.
I reached out to someone in the Christian faith as I always search out God for serious inquiry. “Seek and you will find”, says the Lord. And, surely God did answer me.
He did so rather quickly too.
We all know God intercedes within his own time but he also comes at anytime, especially when our hearts are gravely troubled. The Lord is very kind and gracious, so compassionate within his response.
I was put into contact with a nice and well-informed pastor who exchanged words of truth and clarity to me during our pleasant discussion this morning when he returned my phone call.
God spoke through him as he understood my question and reasoning. The pastor explained and expressed all the correct words even though he was not sure he did. I confirmed to him that he was on point and helpful in regard to giving me excellent counsel.
A great weight was lifted from me as a result afterward. It is wonderful when brothers and sisters in Christ uplift, inspire, support and assure one another on our path.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. -Psalm 139:13
I’m not at all ashamed to say that the only ones whom I truly, dearly and completely (wholeheartedly) loved out of my entire household was my mother and my dog (Brandie).
They were, still are, and always will be the loves of my life.
God blessed me with them and he blessed them with me. God made no mistake in placing each one of us into our lives together. We were all made for one another.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. -Psalm 139:15
I wonder how I was so lucky to have such loving and beautiful individuals not only to cross my paths, but to be the innermost part of me through a family relation.
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book.Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. -Psalm 139:16
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me! -Psalm 139:17-18
I remember when I had wanted another puppy so badly as a young child after my very first one was cruelly given away by my grandmother. Two or three years later my mother took me to adopt Brandie, and she was perfect.
It was worth the wait through all of my impatience as God provided us with an exceptional pet. His plan was perfect!
I am very grateful and thankful for my mother and dog and all of the great years we enjoyed. Our bond is extremely special and forever cherished. God had made us three uniquely compatible.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. -Ephesians 1:4
I remember as a child and growing up how my mother would always prepare big holiday meals every year whether it was for Thanksgiving, Christmas or a little something extra during Easter season.
Holiday events are celebrated with the enjoyment of delicious food and drink, however, the festivities represent more than just the indulgence of eating a lavish satisfying dinner.
Thanksgiving is coming up and I am just thankful in itself.
I am thankful for everything that I am blessed with, and everything that I have ever been blessed with.
God has truly been very good to me and toward my family. When I look back on my life and where I’m at today I see just how many times he’s been there for me and how he never let me fall down to severely hurt myself.
I was fortunate to escape being damaged in anyway.
Like a loving parent, God prevented a lot of accidents and abrasions from occurring and stopped a lot of ruptures before they could start.
God has always been right there to catch me just in time to steer me back on my feet to stand upright and walk steadily in his grace.
Thank you Lord- latoyalawrence