…Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Today’s reflection is about what’s going on and being grateful that I know who God is and that His plans and purpose for my life are in His hands. This week has had some disappointments, feeling sick and revising things. When disappointments come, we must get quiet and seek the Lord for clarity and/or peace. Sometimes He may not give us clarity right away and waiting is very difficult for us, as we all know. However, I will worship while I am waiting.
As I have been reading through Numbers, it is revealed that the anxiety and impatience of the Israelites caused dire consequences. I am reminded that trusting God is so important. He will give us what we need because He is Jehovah Jireh, our provider. And, while waiting can be so uncomfortable, it is comforting to know that no matter the circumstances, God has my back.
In renewing my mind, I discover that God gives me new ideas and a different perspective; one that includes gratitude and His grace to go through the difficulty. His mercy is never-ending and I have to say that He hasn’t left me. I haven’t left Him either. It is a daily journey.
Refining things is a part of the process. My commitment to writing for Him and sharing my journey through His Word is still the first priority. This blogging community has been so wonderful and reading the posts that hit the nail on the head reassures me that I am going in the right direction. I was a bit zealous in my desire to commit to a weekly book review. I have decided that the reviews will probably be once a month. Reading the community and commenting as well as reading a book takes time. In this refining process, it is necessary that I make sure time allocation is realistic. I decided also that every book I read may not get a review. The goal is to do a book review at least once a month as I desire to stay engaged with my blogging community.
So, today is about reading and writing. I also have a goal to schedule my posts so when I have the days that I pour out my heart, I can better manage what I would to accomplish and share the journey. All have a blessed day and remember to rejoice no matter what it looks like. Gratitude leads to joy!