God is My Happy Place #13

Before I start with the writing prompt, I wanted to let you guys know that my story/testimony is coming. I want to get it all written, so that I can split it up into the correct segments, since it will take several posts. It could be one long one, but I haven’t decided. But anyway, I’m almost halfway done.

Now back to the writing prompt.

The next writing prompt in “God is My Happy Place” is:

“You don’t have to be willing and able; just be willing because God is able.”

This reminds me of another quote. “God doesn’t call the equipped. He equips the called.” I’m not sure who said it, but it’s good.

Sometimes I get nervous when I think about what God wants to do in my life. It’s kinda scary. But it is equally awesome to think about how He comes through & makes it all happen.

I just have to be willing to take the steps that He is asking me to take. He will do the rest. He is already preparing the way.

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV

If we look at Moses, he was scared to talk to Pharoah and even argued with God. He went anyway and God did miraculous things. He took care of it.

Ruth had to be willing to do her part. Then God saved the Jewish people.

God has done and is still doing amazing things through many people.

He has done so many amazing things through people like Billy Graham, Martin Luther King Jr., missionaries, pastors, and so may others what we would consider ordinary people, but God has done extraordinary things through them.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Ephesians 3:20 NIV

I have helped out in several ministries over the years and a lot of times I feel like I have done a poor job at helping. But I’m trusting God, because I know He can do something with my efforts no matter how small. He knows what He is doing and is more than able.

Writing My Story

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about writing my story on this blog. It will take several entries, but I believe it’s time for me to tell my story again. God has done so much in my life that I should be sharing it.

I have shied away from telling my story publicly, because I worry that I will hurt people by doing it. That is not my purpose. I’m not going to bad mouth anyone or tear people down. I am going to tell what has happened and how I have felt & dealt with it over the years.

My purpose is that I might be able to help others. If for no other reason than to realize they’re not alone. I know it has helped me tremendously to know that I’m not alone.

I’m still going to be writing God is My Happy Place posts. But I want to change it up to where it’s not that every time.

I hope to get some of my story written down within the next week or so.

I hope you have a great weekend & I will be posting again soon.

God is My Happy Place #12

The next writing prompt in “God is My Happy Place” is:

“Word of the day: Laugh. What can you laugh about today?”

Something that makes me laugh is clean stand up comedy. Some of my favorites are Tim Hawkins, John Crist, Michael Jr, Jeff Allen, Anita Renfroe, Chonda Pierce, Heather Land, Jeanne Robertson, etc. Just to name a few. I’ve even been able to see a couple of them in person.

I really like to hear jokes about real life, because life can be hilarious if we’re really looking. That is probably what I like about most about the comedians I like to listen too. They are stories about life.

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
Job 8:21 NIV