OK, my deepest apologies for just now getting to my laptop - but I've literally not sat in front of it since Friday. It wasn't until midnight of the 1st that I realized it was posting day. I had "saved" a few Scriptures throughout my study time and truthfully - there were two that fully called my name - but one just seemed to say what I felt like God wanted me to "get" over the next 2 weeks.
So where are you on this journey? Have you experience God? His love, His mercy, His grace? If there was one thing that I would want to impart to you it is this... God knows YOU. Every hair on your head, your personality, your likes, your dislikes, your struggles, your strengths, your purpose and so much more. I need you to remember that it is not about your age and wondering am I too young or am I too old.
You see, in August of 2010 I was 44 years old - here I was, finally at a place where I desperately wanted to be who God called me to be and I faced this huge obstacle of shame and regret - Not just about my sin, but about the time wasted... wondering what could God have done if I had just stopped running and truly sought Him when I was 18. Do I think that God would have possibly preferred me to surrender earlier? Yes, but He also showed me something else - He showed me that where I was- right then and there-was where He would use me and continue to use me. It's not too late. It's not too early. It is wholly possible to follow God and be all in at 18 and it is wholly possible to follow God and be all in at 80. Look at what Jesus accomplished between the ages of 30-33. We just don't know what God is going to do with the rest of our life. But, don't you want to know? I do.
With that, here is my verse today:
Cheryl M, Peoria, AZ Isaiah 26:3 "You (God) will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on YOU - in both inclination and character] because he trust and takes refuge in YOU [with hope and confident expectation]."
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