Steadfast Love

Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- 

I’m gearing up for the end of the semester.  I thought that I reached a place above adversity, one where I could not be touched by the cares and concerns of the world.

Friends, in all honesty, I became comfortable.  Adversity has this amazing way of keeping one in conscious awareness of their need for God.  It’s like when I’m in trouble, I am more aware of my need for Him. Sad, but true.  So, I became comfortable and I knew I needed Him but my desperation for His presence began to wane and I continued to live life for me.

I believe that God loves us so much that He shakes up our world to causes us to become aware again.  It’s like, He doesn’t want us to ever come to this place where we think we don’t need Him.  Can you imagine loving someone but treating them as if they weren’t necessary?  I believe we treat the Lord this way.  We love Him but we live life as if He’s not necessary.  Long story short, the floodgates opened and adversity hit like a neverending wave.  I mean… a neverending wave!  From school complications to my automobile to concerns with my mental health to the most recent trial the lost of both my sister’s (my roommate) and I’s jobs.  It was as if lost came just in time for the holidays and we’re in this familiar position of needing him, a position that forces our hand into trust.

I thought I trusted God.  I did.  I thought I understood His love for me, this notion that because He loves me He wouldn’t leave me without.  Yet, my heart became increasingly full of fear and anxiety wrapped me in a bear hug as to say “Welcome Home!” Even in the midst of my perceived weakness, He never changed.  He loved me with a steadfast love.  You know, as I get older I understand more and more that life is full of change.  One day we’re at the top, the next we’re at the bottom.  One day we have it all, one day we have nothing.  One day we believe with all our hearts and the next we are full of fear and doubt.  In all the highs and lows, His love is steadfast – it doesn’t change.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

So, how do I respond to the only consistent thing in my life?  With gratitude.  I respond gratefully for such a love that I don’t deserve.  I respond with a heart to love others with such intention and consistency.  I know that I will make mistakes along the way but the least I could do is try.  Friends, I am loved well by a God that could choose any day not to love me.  Yet, He chooses me every single time. He chooses you and that is simply beautiful.  I pray that you all do not become afraid with the presence of adversity, that you are full of the love of God.  I pray that you all have a deep awareness of God’s goodness and rest in your eternal need for Him.  I pray that you are filled to the brim with love.

May you rest in His faithfulness, may you bask in His love. 

Xoxo,

Simone 

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Driving In The Sunset

Hello old followers, new friends, and fellow bloggers –

Hold up! That’s not right, it’s “Hello old bloggers, new followers and fellow friends-“; ummmmm…that is also incorrect.  Okay, here we go:

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers- 

That’s it!   Family I am so stoked at this moment.  You see.. I GOT A NEW CAR!!!!    *eeeeppp* I know, you’re excited too!  I knew you would be, so I am so happy in this moment.  I think it’s crazy to pray for something for so long, and then what you pray for is there in front of you- it’s this amazing feeling .

You know fam, God is so good and He is so faithful to His word.  Even when we are not faithful, God is faithful and He truly keeps His promises.  One day, you’re going to look up and that thing you was praying for, would be right there in front of you.  I wish you guys the best day possible and if you’re day wasn’t super amazing – keep hope alive, because there is always a new day in tomorrow.

Stay encourage family, things are going to turn around- before you know it, you’ll be driving in the sunset!

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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Step Into Joy

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Hi!!!! I think the last time I spoke with you all- I was going through, but how about God turned everything around? Yes, He did!  This weekend was a fresh breath of air compared to the five days that preceded it and I found myself once again,  in awe of the presence of God.  God has a way of reminding you that His silence is not a signal of His departure from your life, but rather a test of faith.  God wants to know if we can trust Him whether we hear His voice or not.  Once we come to that place in our trust/love relationship, He reveals himself and He changes us with His love.  That is exactly what He has done for me.  God has changed me with His love!

So today, I step into joy. I bask in His presence and I rejoice because He is with me working all things for my good.

Lovelies, God is with you! He is working everything out for your good and His love is changing you.  Have a great joy filled day and I pray that His love overwhelms you in His presence.

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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The Call For Salvation

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I received this message in my email that I thought I would share from you.  This email was sent from Neil Vermillion and I thought that what he had to say this morning was great, it expressed God’s heart to bring salvation. Disclaimer: *The speech of the text is written in the format of God speaking to humanity.* I believe we have men and women among us that are prophets, mouthpieces of God- speaking to humanity God’s heart, will and intentions.  So here it goes!

“At times I speak in riddles, in symbols, in pictures, in mysteries. And everyone demands an answer, demands an interpretation. But where have you been in years prior? Why have you been so distant until this day? Why do you not respond to the tender, soft, and gentle voice in which I speak? Why do you ignore these, and why is that you will only turn your ear when catastrophe and calamity come to your neighbor’s door?

For so long I have called out to you, and so long I have remained patient. And still, even today I remain patient. But let me encourage you, do not delay. Do not hesitate to come to me, to know me, to love me, to allow yourself to be changed. For these matters are important, and you so easily trade important, for that which is unimportant. And still you do not listen.

But my love for you is great. My commitment to you is great. My faithfulness to you is great. And I will redeem. I will restore. I will rescue, and I will save. In spite of mistakes, rebellion, and deception, I have come to save. I have come to restore the breach, to repair the broken fences, and to heal. So though you find yourself on the wrong side of the fence, trust in my goodness and in my heart save, for it is still not too late.

Regardless of the mistakes of your past, my redemption is so much greater. Regardless of how you have lived, I can save. So step out from where you are, and engage your heart with mine. I will not turn you away, but will embrace you as my very own. I will welcome you with arms wide open, standing and looking from a far distance waiting for your return to me.

And when you come, I will not shame you, or reject you. I will wash and cleanse you. I will give you fine garments and new shoes. I will put a crown upon your head, and a ring upon your finger. We will sit and dine together. And you will be filled and my joy will surround you on every side.

So trust in my heart for you, because my love for you is great. My desire to rescue is great. My patience is great. So come to me, and do not delay. For I will not turn you away, but will welcome you with my arms wide open.”

So, no matter where you are right now in life- God is extending himself to you!  Please comment below with your thoughts and hopefully, I will speak to you all soon!

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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Walked Away

I met the love of my life

One summer day

I met the love of my life

My life forever changed

I met the love of my life

I looked into his eyes

I met the love of my life

I didn’t even realize

I didn’t realize

That he was the one

I didn’t understand

The love I’d won

I didn’t know

His love for me

I had no idea

I would be set free

So I walked away

I walked away

I met the love of my life

One summer day

But because of a broken heart

I knew I couldn’t stay

How times have we walked away from the things we loved? We walk away out of our own insecurities or we began to reflect that the love given to us won’t last because of a long string of broken hearts.  Our past limits us from really enjoying the love God desires to bring to us- we walk away.  i have walked away from so many worthy things that it has costs me.  I didn’t think I was good enough to receive what was given, I ignored the signs on purpose and allowed my faux naivety to blind my eyes to what was in front of me- terrified that if I acknowledged that someone love me than I would always have to be deserving of their love.  Out of fear- I walked away.  The problem with this philosophy is that God never walks away , his love is undeserving  and it’s that way on purpose.  He loves freely without shame and condemnation and He seeks to place that type of love into our lives through others.   Instead of walking away, face love head -on, realize what’s in front of you and embrace love, freely!  

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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