This morning I awoke, to my husband waking me up to give me good-bye kiss before he left for work. After he left I then lay there thinking about how thankful I am for him and for our life together. I thought about how things could have turned out had God not came into our lives. As lay there thinking happy thoughts, rain started tapping on the roof and I drifted back off to sleep. I slept for about another hour and woke up to sunshine streaming through the curtains realizing that what I thought was going to be a rainy day now was a sunny day. I looked outside and saw this beautiful mess on my deck and a feeling of contentment and peace washed over me.
Not to long after I woke up I received an email from a friend that contained a blog post by Randy Alcorn called turning Bad into Best. In the post it said ‘take some time to list the worst things that have ever happened to you, then list the best things. You’ll be astonished by how many of those best things came out of the worst things’
I decided to make a list and I soon found out that what the writer said was true; most of the best things on my list did come out of the worst things. I won’t put the lists I made on here but I will share with you that there was one thing that stood out on the top of both lists…The best thing that ever happened to me in my life was that I was saved by Jesus and guess what….it was during one of the worst points of my life.
I have been walking with Jesus for about 4 and half years now. It has been a tremendous time of change and to be honest it has has been one tough time. Life did not become awesome the minute I was saved, actually it became more complicated. I also have had a whole lot of health problems over the past 4 years but oddly through each one something good came from it. At times it seemed like life was crumbling around me but now I look back and can see that God was molding me and helping me get my priorities in line. Now things seem to be solid and strong and it seems to me as if I have pretty much walked into a whole new life, actually a better life.
Reflecting back over the list I made today it looks as if I lost a lot but what amazes me is how much more I have gained. I now have more than I ever hoped for, and more than I ever could imagine. What I have now is love, faith, trust, hope, peace, security, and joy. Joy, I have joy 🙂 I am thankful.
I started my day today feeling peace and contentment, I shall end it on the same note.
Thank you so much for reading, below are a few of the gifts God gave me as I went through my day today and I would like to share them with you.
God bless you and good night,
To read the rest of the posts in this series you can click here – 31 Days of Hushin’ My Mouth