I had some time yesterday with a friend. Actually I was doing her hair, but I like to consider that very good friend time. That is one thing that I love about what I do. I always know that when they get "rooty", I get to hang out with them.
Anyway, she is struggling with the most trying time in her life. It is really only important that you know that everything about life as she has known it for 20 years is totally different. I have been praying for her for several weeks and prayed yesterday that God would use me to bless her. Well, I guess God thought that was funny and decided to show me how arrogant that prayer was because the only one getting blessed from that meeting was me. I have to tell you that God's children are amazing testiments to him when they are in the valleys. She has never let her heart wander from God and I am completely amazed at her conviction to the faith in his plan for her life.
So here is what she blessed me with yesterday:
- With God women have incredible strength
- With God there is no such thing as hate, bitterness, or fear
- With God the plan for our lives is awesome even if the path changes on the way there
- With God ALL things work together for good
- With God even the worst times in your life are blessing those around you
There are so many bible stories that give me strength and hope, but nothing can compare to the stories that God is telling in our world today all around us. We have a living God and he is working on lives today and if we just open our eyes and ears we will find that we are living in his world and he is still parting seas, healing the sick, and multiplying material wealth to feed the thousands.
If you can't feel God today then seek out one of his children in a valley because God will be working in their lives and you will be blessed in his presence.