God is so good to us! That phrase has become over used and unfortunately sometimes cliché, but it is still so true. He loves us and provides for us. He disciplines and convicts us. He forgives us and restores us. No one else in our lives, shows the love and grace that God shows. He is SO good!
The last couple months have been somewhat trying and wonderful all at the same time. We had an awesome VBS where 10 - TEN souls were saved! I'm sure more lives were changed and challenged. I enjoyed LOTS of family time and even a few adventures. We went to the Wildlife Safari and the Toledo Zoo. We had a surprise birthday party for my sister and spent 2 holiday weekends with food, fun and fellowship with the people I love. Sometimes when I feel like life is consuming me and I'm overwhelmed, I like to go to my Facebook page. I look back through my pictures and God reminds me how very blessed my life really is!
In May, I got to go to a family reunion in Tennessee. I saw family and friends and got to spend precious time with my mom, Debbie and Anthony. I was reminded that my dad is really a rock in our family and we got a bonus "Monday Funday". These are the times that I pray show Jules how much she's loved and build the relationship that keeps us close her entire life!
I am so blessed with the ministry at our church. I love my BK's. I see God moving in their lives! Our teens are seeking knowledge and desire to grow. Sometimes Satan tries to blind us with obstacles or negatives, he is very good at this job. This morning after talking to my sister and doing my devotions, I was overwhelmed with excitement for our church and God's kingdom! We have so much work to do. Sadly, we also have few who will do it. That sometimes makes the journey hard and discouraging. But it also gives us opportunities to stretch ourselves and step up in ways we never imagined. God is moving in our church, not just ours but many churches across our world. It's easy to compare and complain and find fault, but that's the enemy. That's his job and like I already said, he's very good. But GOD IS ALSO GOOD, actually He's "GOODER"!! I know thats not a word, but I hope you get my drift! 😃
Life is not easy. I know more people facing challenges (financial , marital, emotional, physical, spiritual) than ever in my life. I'm so thankful for God's word and its promises. And that I know they are true!!
I'm so thankful that no matter what life throws or how difficult it may be, God's grace flows down and it covers me! (2 Corinthians 12:9)