2012–The last day, wow!–PRAISE THE LORD!
2013–Tomorrow–wow! –PRAISE THE LORD!
It’s amazing how lost we can get with the every day. We wish our lives away. We work and work sometimes for what seems like nothing. We gripe, we groan and beg for it to be the weekend. We trudge through not satisfied, not happy. I say “we,” because I know I have done this in the past and continue to do it from time to time. I get down and out for no good reason.
Why do we do this to ourselves? This life is too short to worry and moan and groan. I’m the big 40 and if I live to be 80, I’M HALF WAY DONE! I’m not saying I’m asking God for another 40. I will take whatever he gives me–longer or shorter. I know HE determines that. What I am saying, is I’ve been here 40 years and I’ve probably wasted more than half of that on selfish, rediculous things. I have used my speech to put down others, I’ve gossiped, I’ve yelled and cursed. I’ve created acts for the devil. I hate to even type that–it makes me cry, but I think it’s important to admit these things so that I can move away from it.
I want to move closer to GOD, my creator, the ONE who sent His only son to SAVE ME from doing all these horrible things. With Jesus, we have HOPE! Without Him all I could do is look at all the horrible things I did (or do) and waller in self pitty and a personal hell knowing that the real tormenting of hell will be waiting for me in the end. BUT I HAVE JESUS! I have claimed the gift the Lord sent with His Son and with Him, I CAN DO ANYTHING!
As I look back at 2012, I want to be openly aware of what GOD has done for me! I want to look at all the good AND even when I thought it was “bad” know that God helped me and supported me through it all. AND NO MATTER WHAT “bad” happened, remember, it could always be worse. I want to thank God for it all and tell others about every blessing.
You may be reading this as a non-believer, totally thinking I’m a nut. That makes me the most happiest! Not that you don’t believe (because I do want you to!), but that I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. I’m supposed to look crazy, I’m supposed to stand out. I’m crazy in love with my God who is the ONLY CONSTANT thing in my life. He is perfect and loves me. Wow! If you are one of those thinking I don’t believe in God, but I’m still happy and ok. I’m telling you now, I WAS THERE. I knew God, but I didn’t have that true relationship with God as my savior and friend. I was happy enough, I was ok. BUT WHO WANTS TO SETTLE FOR OK!? You don’t want an “ok” car, and “ok” house, an “ok” spouse! No one wants to just be OK. Why settle for ok? When you settle for ok, you start doing more of that moaning and groaning stuff. EW.
((In my best info-mercial voice…)) With GOD in your life, you won’t just be happy–you will be JUBILENT! You will have JOY that you have never experienced before! HE will equipt you with more, show you more, find you more, you will be more than just OK! Bring in 2013 with GOD and become all you can be! This is not too good to be true! This is the best thing you will ever do IN YOUR LIFE!!!
TO SUM IT UP—PRAISE THE LORD on this last day of 2012; PRAISE THE LORD that He gives us 2013 and don’t just settle for OK–PRAISE THE LORD!!!
IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN!