This morning I woke up in a bad mood sort of pouting. I had a weird day yesterday that left me waiting for God to cheer me up. I went to bed expecting God to cheer me up. I woke up this morning still annoyed and wanting God to cheer me up. Isn’t Jesus suppose to be my friend who cheers me up? Isn’t Holy Spirit my “helper?” So I had my worship music playing. Most songs were about how much the Father loves us…still didn’t cheer me up. I prayed for family and friends…still didn’t cheer me up! I checked the time to see my time before getting kids up for school was running out! Why haven’t you cheered me up!
You are God and you know the day I have…You want me to do this day grumpy! I’m doing everything right! I’m up early… before dawn. Don’t I get extra points for that or something? I’m listening to worship music! I’m praying! Why aren’t these things cheering me up!
Then I read 1 Samuel 12:24 But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart;CONSIDER what great things he has done for you.
Well that was about all it took for me to repent for my bad attitude and for being a total brat. Considering all the things he has done for me…I have no words for many of the things he’s done for me. I was able to consider all the ways he’s blessed me and delivered me and revealed himself to me in his word!
My only response was THANK YOU! THANK YOU! What ended up actually cheering me up? Did God cheer me up? YES! By bringing me to a point where I could remember who HE WAS. Gratitude and actual worship lead my spirit back to joy!
I don’t know where you are today. My day yesterday wasn’t even that bad now that I think about it. It was a gift. I didn’t really like it, but it was a gift none the less. God doesn’t owe me a thing, and yet he continues to draw my heart closer to him. He is a loving Father who actually is gentle with me and loves me like all the songs say.
May I encourage you to take a few moments to surround yourself with truth be it Bible, Worship, Prayer,..whatever you got. When Jesus mentions calling us friends, he starts with calling us servants. Becoming friends with God is an invitation. I invite you spend some time in his word, or reading some post here, or listening to a podcast. Spent a few minutes considering what the Lord has done for you! It was an attitude adjuster for me. I hope it blesses you as well.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is…there is freedom! Holy Spirit I pray you surround all eyes reading these words and that you bring them to a place of relief, freedom, and joy today!
One of my favorite things about following Jesus is noticing how redemptive He actually is. He redeems everything; including my personality. I am a passionate person. Jesus is making me passionate for him. I’ve always been good with words. Jesus is redeeming my words to point people towards the cross.
If you are around me long enough, you will hear me talk of the Lord’s faithfulness. God continues to show up time and time again. He has been so faithful to me in ALL areas of my life.
I prayed that God would help me love the Bible. I love studying scripture and sewing those truths into my everyday life.
John 15:15- I no longer call you servants because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friend.
I used to pray that God would use me as a vessel to help carry out his will. I grow in awe of God because He ACTUALLY does use me. It’s crazy that He would include us! Thank you Jesus for making a way!
Now, it is my passion to help others learn how to recognize God’s voice and allow that to spark a life in Christ that draws others to Him. I love to teach what I’ve learned about Scripture and let that be the lens through which I see God.
It is my hope to encourage all who spend time here to be a difference maker! Be that girl who wakes up and knows who they are because God says so! Be that girl who knows who she is in Christ and has the confidence of royalty! Go to Starbucks and change the atmosphere. Play at the park and shine brighter than that sunny day. Worship while your kids are giggling in the car. Change the day of the cashier at Target. Turn your kitchen into Holy ground. Never feel alone. Be a difference maker.
Yes. It is possible. It happens when we completely surrender ourselves to Him. It happens when we become friends with God.
I hope you are blessed and more sure of who are in Christ because of your time spent here!