There is this thing, that the world…society, puts on us…it’s called limitations. I have yet to see the “BOOK” which must exist because people quote from it all the time. You know the one, the one that says you can’t do this because of the place you were born, or you shouldn’t wear your hair like this because of how old you are, or you shouldn’t be so bold because you’re too young to understand. There is an awesome excitement about being young, about feeling relentless, unstoppable, always motivated. Age hits, you slow down, you feel less powerful, less motivated, but deep inside there is this wisdom that has developed over the years. To tie those two things together is an amazing powerful thing. To be confident, not just in yourself, but confidence that is real because you’ve seen God come through in so many critical things, your faith grows, your understanding becomes clearer, now take that and couple it with the vision of being unstoppable….and life can still explode. No matter the age, the lack of teeth and hair, the slowness of mobility…yet the spirit thrives. Though the outward man perishes, breaks down, slows downs, at the same time the inward man is renewed day by day by day by day. Be encouraged…no matter the age….The God of All Creation…can work, and will work!! Be blessed.
John 14:27 is probably one scripture that many people remember and one that we need to focus on very intently right now. One that we need to believe in our hearts, one that will help keep us strong through our current conditions, one written long ago yet living words straight from God’s heart to all of us❣️ John 14:27 (LEB): 27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you—not as the world gives, I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them* be afraid.” We lift up our world, our nation, our towns, our neighbors and our families. God is not slack concerning His promises. He walks with us through the valley of the shadows of death and we shall not fear. He is with us and will never leave us or forsake us. His peace be ever with you, share that peace, hope and encouragement to all around you, especially those who do not know Him❣️ He is Life, I love you my friends 🙏💕
My granddaughter and I were traveling together today and I was pointing out things to her and asking questions to which she was giving her very rich interpretation of. Then she was silent for a while as we were getting into more traffic, buildings and the busyness of the city. After a bit she said, “Poppy town isn’t very clean”. I told her that what she saw was because of people working, streets being repaired, construction going on and because of that there was a lot of things that made it look messy but when it was done it would be pretty again, maybe even prettier than before.
Sometimes we look at lives around us and consider them not clean. They are messed up, broken and in need of repair. I think God sees those lives as under construction, in need of repair yes, but when the reconstruction and renovation is finished by His skilled hands, they will be more beautiful than before.
May we learn to see the hidden potential, the priceless worth of those unclean lives and roll our sleeves up to give aid by way of God’s vision to bring those families back to what His vision has always been. To be whole, Blessed, Beautiful and Complete by the hands of the Master Carpenter for we are all fearfully and wonderfully made❤️