How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! [NLT] Luke 1:47
There are sometimes you think, surely after everything, what I had planned and hoped for, may just never come through. That just maybe, every thought-process and hard work may have all been in vain. (Smiles :)). And then Jesus goes and surprises me, by frustrating the last minute glitches and hiccups, the “unexpected unexpected” 🙂 that tried to sabotage the translation of my dreams to a reality. Oh how my spirit rejoices in God my saviour. Today is a great day to be alive, a glorious day, and a day of destiny. Friends, look outside of your window, see beyond where you are standing, and you will see that every hard work that you’ve put into making your plans a success this year has not been a waste, Jesus our Firm foundation has seen to it. And He will continue to surprise you throughout the rest of the year. It’s time to laugh out loud, count your blessings, and you will indeed be surprised to see what the Lord has done for you thus far. Your song has indeed changed. It’s a song of triumph ringing forth throughout the city, the county, the country and the continents! Hallelujah! Oh how my spirit rejoices in God my saviour!
Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD. [NASB] Psalm 31:24
It’s almost the end of 2013 – ok two weeks and one day still to go 😀 – And you’ve decided/tried to do a “stock check” of how your year has been. While you’re doing it, you’re also looking across at “Amy’s”, Lorrain’s, Stephen’s, Chuck’s and Jenifer’s list. And after you’ve compared your list, you came to a conclusion that you didn’t do so well. In fact, you’ve decided on the verdict that God has been better to them, than He’s been to you; since during the year, you’ve received no promotion, no pay rise, no change in property, no addition to the family, nothing! In effect, no benefit in being a Christ follower or believing all that about God creating you for a purpose and being a success story. You’ve maybe decided not to listen to any more encouraging word, and “lifeofastranger” can stop already with her pep “status updates” ;). Because all she actually does is to get me all excited only for me to be disappointed 😦
You are not a “robot”, of course you’re allowed to have some of “them days”. But I’m still here to tell you that Jesus Christ is alive, He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and you are NEVER forgotten. So if Lorrain and those around you are doing well. God has blessed them too, but He has not forgotten you. Yes 2013 is almost done, but at least, you were alive to see it, and still here to see it come to an end. That my friend is a wonderful blessing, because without it, the others will be of no use to you. So my dearest, you see, God did bless you in 2013 :)!