He Sees Me

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;
Psalm 34:15 NIV

His eyes are on us. Both of them. Not just one. He isn’t looking at us out of the corner of His eye or at a side glance. He has both eyes on us. We have His full attention.

He is attentive to us. He hears every word & thought. He sees our every move & circumstance.

He is that attentive to each one of us. He loves you & me.

This is so comforting to me to know He is that attentive.

I know I am not that attentive. It is a continued learning process to learn to look at people during conversation. I have always been afraid of what I would see. Would I see rejection or hatred?

But with God, I know He loves me and will always listen to me intently. I dont have to fear rejection with Him. I can pour it all out to Him & He will never leave or reject me.

God is My Happy Place #16

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

“On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy do you feel today?”

Based on what is going on in my life, one might think I was low on the happy scale. To say we have been having car problems is an understatement. Our financial situation is less than stellar.

When actually, I’m really happy. I have so much to be thankful for. I would rate myself at an 8, with 10 being the happiest one could be. I have an amazing husband. We have a place to live. We both have good jobs. We have transportation to get to work. We have great family and church family.

Most importantly we have a relationship with God & have a peace knowing that He will take care of everything. That doesn’t mean we dont feel nervous. It means that we trust God in spite of our feelings. I believe God knows what He is doing. He will take care of us like He always has. We trust God!

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 NIV

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Changing Direction

he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Psalm 23:3 NIV

Sometimes we start in a direction and that’s where God wants us to go and then the direction changes. The new direction is still in God’s plan. It is simply the next step on our destination. It may seem strange to change directions, but maybe God needed us to go one direction first, before we start a different direction. Maybe volunteering one way & then changing to volunteer in another. Both were part of God’s plan, but one was a prerequisite for the other.

In school, there are some courses/classes that must be taken before taking another class. For example you don’t usually just jump ahead to Biology II before taking Biology I. There is knowledge in the first class that must be gained before taking the next class.

I also can’t stay in the first class. I have to let go of that class and move on to the next class. I won’t grow or accomplish Gods will, if I stay in the past or stay in an area that is no longer part of the plan. When travelling, we sometimes have to make turns in order to get where we are going. Because if we continue down the same road, we won’t make it to our destination.

Sometimes we have to pull off the road and take a break and decide what direction we need to go. Either because we feel like we are lost or maybe we’ve gone too far and missed our turn. So we need to evaluate where we are and pick a direction that best suits our destination from where we are.

God is our GPS. We must pray and ask for direction. We must listen and follow through. God knows what He is doing. If God is asking me to change something(s) about my life, I need to follow His lead.

There are times I have kept doing something longer than I should have, because I was trying to please people. I didn’t want to let them down. But I needed to move on and please God.

God Is My Happy Place #15

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

“Are there people in your life who really know you? What are a few things you wish people knew about you?”

For the first question, I believe my mom & my husband know me the best. They are the one’s I’m the closest with.

For the second question, this took me a long time to really think about. But I was able to come up with 3 things. I just wrote my life story, so I was trying to come up with things that I may not have included there.

One is that I really do love people. I just prefer smaller groups of people. Big crowds drain my energy. There is so much going on and I dont know where to focus my attention. (Introvert problems…lol)

Some of my favorite hobbies are reading, coloring, cooking/baking. Writing is becoming one as I gain more confidence.

I have no problem with people knowing how old I am (43). It is just another testament to how far God has brought me.