Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
God is good! That is my simple declaration for the day regardless of what it looks like, regardless of what it feels like- God is good. I just got home from Orlando and it was wonderful! I love vacations, birthdays, anniversaries; really any need for celebrations. I love to celebrate. I think that life has a way of sucking the life out of us, it has a way of taking our joy and stealing our peace. Life has this dark, depressing way of ruining our dreams and reminding us of all of our failures. This is why I love celebrations, because it’s God’s way of causing us to reflect on life with complete gratitude. Yes, life may not be the best- but we are alive and therefore, God is good. Yes, the struggle is real- but regardless, God is good. Celebrations have a way of filling our hearts with gratitude.
My family and I vacationed in Orlando for my mother’s birthday. It was nice seeing my mom relax for a change. Sometimes, ministry stresses us out and we need a little more grace to make it from day to day- just a little bit more. I think my mom needed a little bit more grace and just a few days to get away from all of the responsibility that has been placed on her shoulders- so we went on vacation. My mom was so carefree; I watched as she laughed more, smiled more, and just had an awesome time. Her happiness made me happy and I began to reflect on the goodness of God towards His people.
I think God has a way of slowing down time; a simple way for us to see the world around us. He has a way of showing us that glimmer of light in the midst of darkness. He shows us the light so that we may have hope, hope that everything though it may appear dark and dim will be alright. He is light. He is hope. He is good.
So today, Happy Monday and please reflect on the goodness of God. I know life is tough. I know life can take you for a whirl. I know life has this tendency to try your faith, but have hope in God. Look for the light in the midst of the darkness and understand that there is always hope because He is good. Today, be filled with gratitude and love for our Creator!
Until next time,
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