Thursday, April 16, 2020

Facing Today In Faith

So I am late getting this posted on my blog! I have had a lupus flare! So after I finished it I didn't even think to publish it! 
That's so such a part of life!I hope it is an encouragement to all who reads it! Praying for you all during this time of change! Hope your all staying home and are healthy! 
For me my normal is determined by how my body decides it likes me in the morning. For those of you that may be just stopping by I have SLE Lupus with organ involvement.
I have learned to navigate the new me. I have even learned to love the new person who looks back at me in the mirror. She is beautifully and wonderfully made, my Daddy told me so!
Change can be hard... This social distancing has been a challenge to say the least. I miss my people and my kids from church!!! 
I was doing my devotional yesterday and it seemed liked every time I would get settled I would get interrupted. 
I will be honest at the last I was getting frustrated because I really was into what I was reading and God had spoken to my heart and I didn't want to miss a thing.
When I finally sat down the last time I was determined no matter what came up next it would have to wait. My time with you Daddy had to be completed or my day would never feel complete. I would like to share a little about the devotional and how a story I know so well was spoke to my heart in such a different way. This woman named Ruth who story we all know so very well! We know she chose to follow her mother in law rather than returning to her own family. She also chose Naomi's God! 
(Ruth 1:3-6)  
She chose to serve her chosen family Naomi. No matter how difficult or the challenge that presented. Her loyalty to her was far greater than her normal!
She would face whatever came with the Faith that it was all gonna be okay!
That actually gave me goosebumps when Jesus whispered sound familiar?
It did sound familiar
I chose each and everyday no matter how hard or how impossible it may feel. 
I have learned that my service is not only to the ones I love but to Jesus.
Each and every meal I prepare, floor I sweep, dish I wash or dry, piece of clothing I fold, each mouth I wipe, or tear I dry, every time I share my Faith or what He has done for me, each I love you I give. It's all in service and the loyalty I have for my Jesus! 
You see just like Ruth, I to chose to leave behind things in order to follow and serve someone I love dearly that was Jesus! 
Nothing about my life is a chore when I remember that each aspect of it I a gift and a joy from Him.
I get to wake up and serve my family, I get to praise a living Saviour, I get to pray, I can read my Bible, I can go to church even if it's in my living room! My list goes on... 
I find joy in there things because I know all to well someone else has had it far worse than I have had or going through. Someone else is praying for what I have.
Someone else is praying for what you have. Do you see the beauty of all that is around you? Do you see the gifts of your everyday life?

The ministries He has blessed you with? Your home is a ministry. Your are blessed to pour into each and everyday. I never ever Thought I would say I miss washing clothes. The way the dryer smells when you open it and the fabric softener smell great you with the warmth of the load of clothes. Yet I miss doing laundry. I have not been able to do laundry since my knee surgery that went wrong. One day you will look back on the time we have and miss the little things like Barbie shoes in the floor in the middle of the night! Ouch! 
Or the wiping up spilled juice on the breakfast table. You will miss smudged fingers on the glass door you have already cleaned for the tenth time. Or the I love you of a loved ones voice on the other end of the phone.
What I am getting at is Ruth went with Naomi in search for something like we have today with our families. She didn't always have it easy and she had to work for what she had and she had to trust in what she couldn't even see. Yet look at God had for her.
She never complained! She took advice from Naomi and listened to someone who was much more seasoned than her. She never found offence in her advice.... There are treasures there to be found. 
Ruth knew that God had something beautiful for her she just had to keep going.

I am not sure I will ever look at Ruth the same... I have always loved this story.I think I love it even a little more today. She taught me that whatever I face with FAITH! It's all gonna be okay, because in  the end my Daddy has always  got my best interest at heart.
I can't thank you enough for stopping by today and letting me share my heart with you! 
I hope that you will find time to stop by again soon! 
Prayerfully Yours ~Shellie

1 comment:

  1. THank you for this my sweet friend! I needed it so very much! I love you so!

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