I don’t know if it’s just because I’m seeing progress in a place where I wasn’t sure there was any or if because God has endowed me with an extra portion of faith and hope, but I truly have an optimism for the future.
The messages haven’t changed .. I still recognize the constant barrage of ‘fear tactics’ from the ‘enemy.’ I still see the dreadful things that are happening all around the world. I watch and pray for Israel as it continues to get bombed. And still, the message of hope is there.
I know we are on the cusp of something great, and potentially terrifying, and still .. I have hope.
Maybe we are decades away still from Jesus’ return or perhaps it could happen within the next year. But it honestly doesn’t matter because right now .. I have hope.
What a blessed thing it is! I’m so thankful for God and His glorious ways. I’m so thankful for His Holy Spirit that continues to work on me .. challenge after challenge growing and changing me. Keeping me moving forward. Keeping me on the path towards His righteousness.
Every once in a while He gives you a glimpse of what He’s been doing in your life and let’s you know .. your role really matters.
I had someone in my life tell me that just recently. Someone that I have been spiritually battling for. Silently I’ve been in the back corner, constantly watching, praying and loving .. even when it wasn’t always easy. This is someone whom I never expected to hear much from. I never started the battle looking to hear those words, but feeling the words of thankfulness spoken at a time when I least expected it made … such a difference. The battle isn’t over, but hearing those words spoken from this person .. someone who didn’t acknowledge my efforts before, has really put a boost in my step.
I’m so thankful. Not just for God’s part in my life, but the bond that God is creating between me and others.
It really is about loving God and loving people.
Today .. I hope that you too, feel blessed! 🙂