I haven’t blogged in a while and yet I have so much to say! So much has happen in the past few weeks, I can’t even wrap my head around it. I feel like I have been in this “spiritual slump” since last year. I’m doing everything God has said we should do as Christians but still feel like my life is stagnant. It gets frustrating! Then you start to question whether or not you are in fact doing things right – or maybe you have gotten off course a little but you can’t really pinpoint where. This was me. But it’s like when you are exercising and dieting. You get to this plateau where it’s not coming off anymore and you feel like you have hit a brick wall. But you keep exercising anyways, keep watching what you are eating and feed yourself healthy things… then one day you wake up and BAM! You have lost 5 more pounds!! This is what happen to me spiritually. I feel like things are coming at me so fast (which is a good thing) that I can’t keep the knowledge in my head long enough before I have to push it out for something else to have room. God is showing me a list of things I must learn and put into practice for what is coming. Opportunity after opportunity has opened up and it’s amazing when you look back and see the line of events that have transpired equaling where you are now. But knowing God’s perfect hand was in it and by continuing to “diet and exercise” I was able to prove myself worthy of receiving these blessings? Oh my gosh, it’s overwhelming. But at the same time it’s so exciting. I know the blog today is short but I wanted to share just how God has worked in my life. If you in a rut spiritually, keep pressing on. Don’t give up because “nothing is happening.” Be happy God doesn’t work on act-by-act time line. We would all receive more punishment than blessings that’s for sure! Instead he works based on our love and faith. Faith is what gets you through — and the bad times you experience is where your faith has to count most! I had a breakdown about two weeks ago one morning before I went to church. I sat and cried and cried because I could not handle the adversity which was coming against me. I sat down, placed the bible in my lap and just opened it. It opened to 1 Peter chapter 4. A verse was underlined in my bible that read,
12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
I took this verse to heart. When I sat down in church for the morning message, the pastor repeated the same verse! How’s that for God speaking to me?! My point of view changed that day, and the lessons started flowing in abundantly! My faith was looking up. I am ready to move the mountains with my faith because I know that MY GOD AND SAVIOR is going to prevail and give me the desires of my heart, the desires he placed within me to make a difference and stand up for what is true, what is right, and what is expected of us.
If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you can move mountains, Matt. 17: 20.