From The Beginning

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:28

From the beginning, God had a plan. With that plan, He created our world. But, He didn’t stop with the things visible to us.

He had–has a plan for us, too. Isn’t that amazing!

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And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 1:29

Throughout the Bible, we read of His plan. Repentance. Salvation. Adoption. Abundance. Purpose.

Sounds like the beginnings of an exciting adventure, doesn’t it? Yet, when we read about characters like Paul and all that he endured we may wonder if the effort to fulfill our purpose is worth the pain.

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. Genesis 1:30

No one ever said it would be easy. At times, we will scale the mountain of heartache, traverse the valley of set backs, sail the dark waters of indecision, and wander the barren lands of loss.

But take courage, my friend. Do not let fear or discouragement keep you from fulfilling your purpose. Together with God, we can do this.

How can I be sure?

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Genesis 1:31

Because from the beginning, God had a plan!

Carpe Diem

Just Breathe

Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song of Solomon 2:13

There are no sweeter words to the human ear than the call to rest at His feet. A place where the known speaks with the unknown. The seen fellowships with the unseen. A place where the heart finds peace. And the spirit is renewed.

When I began this journey, I promised myself I would always answer His invitation. The time spent at the feet of Jesus transforms me. I become a better daughter, wife, mother, friend, and writer.

So, dearest reader, I am taking a break to spend time with my one Desire. I will be back in a while.

Thank you for understanding and continued support of this blog.

In the meantime, if your world is a little crazy, take a moment and listen to “Breathe” by Johnny Diaz.  Great advice for this busy life. But, you’ll have to wait for the chorus to get it.

Blessings,

Gail

 

The Lord Is My Portion

The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. Lam. 3:24

Raindrop-2From time to time, it’s easy to imagine we are in control of our lives when in truth, we are not. For no matter how tightly we cling, or how carefully we plan, all can be lost in the breath of a moment. Therefore, the important things in life are not things.

I brought nothing into this world and I will take nothing when I leave. What I do for Heaven and others will be all that matters. Truth and justice, hope and charity, grace and mercy, will remain long after I’m gone.

And when I look at my life through this lens of reality, I find I have only one hope.

Jesus. My Savior and Friend.

Knowing that He is waiting at the end of this high wire act of faith, gives me the courage to let go and walk the line.

Eyes closed.

Arms opened wide.

Head tilted back.

In Him will I hope!