The Temptations of Alcohol Consumption

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The subject of temptation has been stirring in my spirit so I wanted to share my thoughts on the subject.

Temptation can come in many forms, but for the topic of conversation today, I wanted to discuss the temptation of alcohol consumption.

I will be perfectly honest and ashamedly admit that in years past that part of me that walks in the flesh has fallen short of the Glory of God and allowed the whispers, lies and deceptions that the drinking of alcohol now and then is perfectly fine. 

Those deceitful whispers penetrate our minds causing what we believe to be justifiable thoughts that trick us into believing that our excuses are acceptable ones. 

Here are some examples of the excuses that you might begin telling yourself.

“It’s okay to only have one drink.”

“What harm will it do if I just let loose and enjoy myself?”

“I’m not hurting anyone. I’m just having a good time.” 

No harm, no foul, right!

Wrong! 

I firmly believe that at the moment of conversion you became a new creation. A new creation in Christ. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬) 

I’m speaking in regards to Christians who think that drinking alcohol is acceptable. 

When we allow ourselves to fall prey to the false narratives that drinking alcohol on certain occasions is fine, we are only deceiving ourselves. The truth and reality is the results of alcohol consumption are catastrophic. 

If you are truly born again and profess Jesus as Lord, but yet you fall short of that declaration you may assuredly begin to feel an overwhelming conviction of the wrong you just committed. Not only against all that you hold dear about your walk with Jesus, but the disobedience towards God is enough to cause you to feel such unbearable shame, regret, dishonor, and disgrace at your disloyalty to God. 

The only thing you know to do is fall down before God on your knees and repent, repent, repent crying, “Lord, please forgive me!”

In the discovery of these harsh realities and truths that come as a result of sin I understand that some may fail. And fail miserably. Some may bend to the veil of temptation. However, some may remain steadfast, unmovable, able to sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting, resisting the temptation to consume alcohol.

‭‭I love what 1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:13 says: 

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

‭This verse means that the strength of the temptations we face will be proportionate to the strength God gives us to resist them.

I must profess that I love spending time with my family. Some of whom don’t confess Christianity. And some that do, but may not bear the fruit of their conversion. On those occasions when we do get together to celebrate a certain holiday, birthday, cookouts, etc. are rare and far between.

I want to be a part of their lives. Our families are so important to us and we all know that the family bond keeps us connected and filled with joy, love and togetherness. Family is a vital part of our lives. Where would we be without the love of our families? 

I thoroughly enjoy celebrating with my family and I look forward to making memories with them and treasuring all those precious moments we have with one another.

However, in my own personal experience there have been those moments and on particular occasions when I’m made unpleasantly aware that there will be alcoholic beverages offered and consumed at certain family gatherings. 

It’s a slippery slope some of us must all face where alcohol is concerned. Do we avoid our family altogether? Or do we try our best to be a part of our families lives, but ever be cautiously aware that we cannot and will not partake in or condone sinful behaviors? Consumption of alcohol being one of those sinful behaviors. 

The Word of God emphatically teaches separation from the world, but not isolation.  (2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:17

If you choose the latter, as a result of, and in the midst of everyone relaxing, enjoying themselves, and having a good time, you may be faced with and feel that uneasy notion-that temptation will unapologetically bring to the table by being in the presence of others drinking and perceiving what appears to be them just having a little fun. As if getting intoxicated is somehow justified as ‘fun.’ 

However, at the same time you must realize that getting drunk for the sake of having a good time is never a wise decision. 

One moment of what one may call “just having a little fun,” can bring with it dire consequences later. 

It’s sinful and should be avoided by all means necessary. 

Anything that alters your way of thinking is never going to end in a positive result. Period! 

If you don’t know your true identity in Christ this can oftentimes cause unwarranted feelings such as : 

  • Uncomfortable, awkward and somewhat an outcast.
  • Boring because of your refusal to take part in drinking alcohol.
  • Feeling indifferent.
  • Too religious.
  • Being labeled as a “Holy Roller.”

And the list goes on.

The comparison game begins to fester and you may begin to compare yourself to other friends or family members and instantly you are made to feel like you’re not good enough or that you don’t measure up?

The enemy starts to whisper these lies into your mind and temptation starts to rear its ugly head. 

In this disillusionment we have to remind ourselves that we live in a society where many people crave the approval and validation of others. 

But where does joining into these false expectations leave us? 

Does having that one drink make you feel worthy?

Does partying it up with everyone else fill you with a sense of belonging? Worthiness? Being a part of the crowd? 

No, I assure you it does not! 

When all is said and done, at the end of the day, our search for approval and validation will only leave us feeling exhausted, unfulfilled, frustrated, unhappy, and worse off we feel as though we have betrayed God and ourselves! 

I know in the past I have had to ask myself these hard questions! 

And if you’re being truly honest, I’m sure you’ve been there too. 

So, what do we do when temptation rears its ugly head.

Let’s look at God’s Word.

Remember, your new & true identity. 

Remember who you are in Christ.

Make a decision to walk in your God-given identity!

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Here are some verses that might help you to understand your true identity in Christ. 

  • Hallelujah! You have been saved. Saved by the blood. Romans 10:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 5:24.
  • You have been forgiven of all sin. (Past, present & future) Ephesians 4:32; 1 John 1:9; Psalms 103:11-12. 
  • You’ve been reconciled. Which was made possible by what Jesus did at the Cross. 2 Corinthians 5: 18
  • You are a new creation in Christ. Everything given to us now by Christ is “new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Know that you are heard. Call and pray unto Him. God is listening! Jeremiah 29:12
  • Know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, just as you are. Psalm 139:14
  • You are blessed! Ephesians 1:3-5
  • You’re valued! God loves you and handpicked you. Jeremiah 31:3
  • You are victorious through Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 15:57
  • You are loved! God so loved you that He sent His only son Jesus to die for you. John 3:16

Make a declaration to stand boldly upon these truths. 

God’s Word does not lie. He does not change. He is the same today, yesterday, and forever. 

Remember His promises! 

How can we sustain from temptation when temptation is all around us?

If possible avoid temptation at all cost. 

Stay in the Word! Fill your mind and spirit with the Biblical truth.

Pray! Ask God to strengthen your mind, body and spirit.

When placed in a compromising position, remember who you are and whose you are in Christ and remind the enemy that you are no longer a slave to those fleshly desires. 

Proclaim the victory that is yours through what Jesus Christ has done for you at Calvary’s Cross. 

I promise you the enemy, his lies, his deceptions, his accusations, the temptations will flee. In the name of Jesus’. 

Don’t be fooled into thinking that having one drink or only on special occasions is fine or acceptable because it’s absolutely not. 

As Christians, the Bible instructs us and we are called to “… come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch not the unclean thing; And I will receive you.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

As stated, the Word of God emphatically teaches separation from the world, but not isolation.

1 John‬ ‭2:15-17 say this: 

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”

‭‭‬God wants to do a new thing in your life! He wants to change the way you think about those things that He constitutes as sinful behaviors. It’s time to arise and shine from the untruthful, deceitful, trickery and malicious attacks in which the enemy has kept you. Rise to a new life in Christ Jesus. Isaiah 60:1.

God Bless You.

Love, Tina ~

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THE JOY OF THE LORD

Daily Prayer Devotional
SATURDAY, February 20, 2021
By Tina Unsell Seamon

~ THE JOY OF THE LORD ~

“For the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
‭‭-Nehemiah‬ ‭8:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

LORD, sometimes my days seem so commonplace and I feel tired and worn.
Thoughts, often invade my mind that the days are forever unchanging. Most days, finding it hard to experience any Joy, leaving me filled with lowness of spirit.

O, LORD, help me to earnestly seek to go about my days with a positive outlook on life.
Renew in me a new attitude of mind, soul and spirit.
Lord, direct my path and guide me in all Your ways.
May my conduct always reflect a lifestyle in the manner that is worthy of you.
Help me, Lord, to remember that life is a precious gift and that you ultimately hold the key to all Joy.
Lord, lift up Your countenance upon me and cover me in Your Peace, which can only come from you.
Remind me, Lord, that you are the Master planner of my life and it is ‘Your Joy’ that gives me strength.
O, Lord, I can joyfully rejoice; because it is You, that is rejoicing in me.
Amen.

• Scripture References:

Philippians 1:27; Numbers 6:26; Colossians 3:23; Ephesians 4:23;
Nehemiah 8:10; Proverbs 3:6

~ A Thought For Today ~

…for the JOY of the LORD, is the Joy that fills God’s heart. When we are obedient to God, the Lord rejoices in us. In return, we too will experience the Joy of the Lord, and it will be our strength. Remember, this is God’s Joy, which we are privileged to share.

– Love, Tina

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I DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT

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You know sometimes I beat myself up
Trying to be the perfect writer.
To have the perfect rhyme.
To have the perfect poem.
I can’t count the times that God
has whispered to me…
“You don’t have to be perfect…
Just share what’s in your heart.”

It’s true!
Writing isn’t about having the perfect line…
The perfect phrase
Or the perfect quote.
It’s about what’s in my heart.
And for me it’s more about what
God has placed in my heart
To share with others.

I don’t have to be perfect.
I just have to be who
God created me to be.
And share the gifts
He has given to me.

He knew me long before I was conceived.
And He knows the plans He has for me.
To inspire and lead others to Him,
With the words He graciously bestows.

He knows I’m not perfect,
And never will I be.
But He knows my heart.
A heart that longs to bring
Others closer to Him.

And if my words touches one soul..
Then that’s a blessing.
And I am blessed to be a blessing.

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …🖊💜✍️

Copyright © 2019/ Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

JESUS CHRIST IS OUR ANCHOR

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Sometimes life isn’t always kind.
And I am certainly a-witness to that.
So often times it’s a test of faith
And I can with all honesty say that
I haven’t always past the test.
More often than not I fail miserably.

But God doesn’t expect us to always get it right.
But He does expect us trust Him
And to use the trails we face
As a way to learn and grow.
To become more dependent on Him
And not ourselves.
Easier said than done, right!

He is the strength we need
That will get us through the circumstances of this life.
We cannot run this race alone.
We need God! I know I desperately do!

He is our rock. Our shelter from the storms.
He is the one to run to when the waves
get too turbulent to withstand.
He is the one who will hold us up
and keeps us from drowning.

If I have learned anything by trying to
do things in my own strength,
It is that I will always fail…Undoubtedly!

God will and has always been the power,
The strength and the defense to our problems.
We just need to learn to rely on Him.

Because I can tell you from experience…
Without God in the midst of our situations
We will most assuredly drown.

Hardships are inevitably a part of life,
But with Jesus as our anchor
We can withstand any storm.

Simply put, our anchor is Jesus Christ.
He is our only salvation from sin — the anchor of our souls (Hebrews 6:19) that holds firm, especially when the storms of life threaten and when the enemy’s temptations blow hard against us.

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …⚓️

Copyright © 2019/ Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

I’VE GOT A REASON TO WRITE

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About a year ago, on a blessed Sunday morning, I watched a sermon preached by Pastor J. Don George, on a message entitled, “I’ve Got A Reason To Preach.”

In listening to Pastor George message, he explained all the reasons why he preaches. I started to think about all the reasons why I write?

My mind started racing on all the reasons why I felt God has called me to write.

Was I writing because this was a gift given to me by God? Was I writing specifically for Him? Was I writing to glorify Him! Or was I writing for my own self-gratification, self-worth and desired accomplishments?

That sermon inspired me deeply. Here is my answer to the questions that I had asked myself.

The answer is simple. I write because I know God wants to use me as a vessel to spread His love to a lost and hurting world.

God didn’t give me the gift of writing so that I might be glorified, but rather that He might.

Oh yes, I silently wish in my heart that I could write as elegantly and gracefully as my favorite poet, “Helen Steiner Rice.”

I may not be gifted in the aspects that God gifted Helen, but nonetheless, God bestows certain individual gifts to each of His children.

And His purpose for those gifts given He only knows. My gifts are no different.

As I have explained previously on my Facebook ministry pages, as well as my web blog, I Write For Jesus!

I even wrote a piece of poetry in 2018 entitled, “FOR JESUS I WRITE.”

I write because God has uniquely gifted me to write.

God has given me the gift of words. I long to draw others closer to Him.

It is my deep desire to share that which invites us into truly knowing God’s heart.

God’s wisdom and His Word are transforming me as a person and as a writer.

Words are like whispers from God; softly spoken to my heart, so I must write.

Like all gifts from Him, I want to surrender writing for the benefit of God’s kingdom, a record for the next generation; as well, as for my own personal growth, testimony and journey.

A record of my walk with Christ and the journey He takes me on each and every day.

The lessons He teaches me through trials, heartache, and joys of life.

The challenges He sets before me through His Word and His leading.

To encourage and inspire as I am encouraged and Inspired.

To share what the Lord places in my heart and mind.

Much like you, because of Jesus, I have a story to tell…about God’s grace and provision in my life, so I write about what God has done.

There is power in my story.

“Let the redeemed of the Lord, tell their story!” ( Psalm 107:2)

It is my daily prayer that God will bless my words to become expressions of His goodness.

Today, and always, may He use me as His instrument to inspire and spread His love.

It is my hope for others to experience God’s Truth through, “Expressions of His Love.”

May you be challenged, convicted, and encouraged as He draws you into a closer relationship with Him.

These are just a few of my personal desires and the reasons why I write.

There is much more to my story, which is often revealed through my walk with Christ.

When sharing my writing and/or poetry here… it is always with a gentle and humble heart.

My intentions are pure.

Writing for me peacefully brings me to the place of grace. Where I can unashamedly express my heart…always with the hope that others will catch a glimpse of His.

All because of Jesus, I’ve got so many reasons to write.

You are always welcome to come along with me on my journey and I hope you find God speaks to you through what is written here and blesses you on your own walk of faith.

May you find rest in the unfathomable riches of His goodness and grace.

– Love, By Tina…✍️

Copyright © 2019/ Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

THERE IS A PURPOSE FOR YOUR PAIN

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There is a purpose for your pain…
Yes… no truer words ever spoken!

For much of my life I have experienced enormous suffering and pain. And I know I’m not alone in that. Many of us wear our scars like a badge of shame. And no matter how much we try we simply cannot not find that healing we all long for.

But.. for me there has been one constant truth during all my suffering. And that is that God loves me. That was as true yesterday as it still is today. He doesn’t see me with eyes of shame. When He looks at me He sees me. The beautiful person He fearfully and wonderfully created. He looks at me with love, compassion, mercy and grace.

What I have come to realize during my life journey is that during all the immense pain and heartache… He has been preparing me.
All this time .. He has been..
Leading me.
Guiding me.
Strengthening me.
Filling me with His wisdom.
Giving me a spirit of discernment.
Instructing me and teaching me how to live in obedience to His Word.
Renewing my mind, soul and spirit with His Truth.
Instilling in me a new found confidence that can only be found in Him, so that I am able to rise above the challenges and the struggles that I face.
Freeing me from all guilt and shame.
And showing me how to claim victory over my life.

And most importantly…
Just simply loving me as His beloved daughter.

For I know my struggles aren’t without a purpose.
God has a perfect plan for my life and for yours.

We need to learn how to recognize that through all the pain and suffering, there are lessons to be learned. And that often times, God is trying to teach us something within ourselves.

Remember to always stay true to your faith. Keep God and His Word close to your heart. Lean on Him for His strength and guidance. He will never fail you.

Learn from the storms in your life and decide to allow it to make you stronger, better and all the more wiser, not bitter for having to go through it. And in time you will realize…

There truly was a purpose for your pain…

God Bless You!

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …💦💜💦

Copyright © 2019/ Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

I LOVE JESUS!

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“I B E L I E V E that there is no other way of life that makes a difference apart from C H R I S T.”

— Tina Unsell Seamon

Words can’t really express my love for Jesus, but if I were to list my affections for Him I would tell you that He is my heart, my everything and His spirit lives within me. He is all I want. I cannot imagine living my life without Him. I am uniquely made by God and I want to mirror His reflection to the world. I believe that there is no other way of life that makes a difference apart from Him. He is my every breath of Life, my reason which I live. His love is so overwhelming and all consuming. He empowers my every weakness with the strength He has to give. He is the love I never knew of, He’s the friend I never had. He calms me with his peace when I lose control and He brings joy when I am sad. He restores my soul. He’s the twinkle dancing in my eyes. He’s the smile upon my face. He’s my motive and my sole inspiration and the spark that ignites my fire. He’s my only hearts desire. He’s my rock and my fortress whom I trust. He’s my hope and my salvation. He’s my savior- JESUS CHRIST!! ♡

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“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” – Matthew 6:21

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …💗

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THE POTTERS HANDS ⚱️

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God in my waking – Walk with me daily, Lord
God in my sleeping – Be Thou beside me as I rest.
God in the center – In all that I say and do.
Take my life – I give it freely to You.
It is Yours – My life is not my own.
I am the clay – As is with all of humanity.
And You are the potter – Our Divine Potter.
Make Me – After Thy own will.
Mold Me – Shape me inwardly.
Transform Me – Spiritually fashion me into a vessel fit for Your use.
My Lord and King – Ruler and Master of all creation.
I give you everything – I offer my body, mind, soul and spirit to You.
I surrender it all – Not my will, but Thy will be done.
Use Me – As Your Chosen Vessel.
Fill Me – Holy Spirit have your way in me!
Guide Me – Consciously surrendering my free will to Thy will.
Everything I am – All that I am!
And all that I hope to be – In Christ Jesus.
I give my life…
To the potters hands.

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But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the Work of Your Hand. (In this Passage is the gist of the great Salvation Message of Christianity. Only God can change the shape of the clay, thereby molding the vessel into shape and design that is desired, thereby mending the flaws and weaknesses.)
– Isaiah 64:8

Click Here: Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …⚱️

Copyright © 2018/ Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

LOVE

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What is love? Do you know it?
That word is tossed around these days so leisurely. There are all kinds of definitions for “LOVE”, but what does it mean to you?

Is it the kind of love that means you never have to say you’re sorry.

Is it love that makes you feel joy. The kind that when you awake in the morning you feel alive inside.

Is it romantic love, that leaves you breathless.

Is is putting another’s wants and needs before your own.

Is the kind of love that says that you are enough.

Is it love that is,
Patient
Kind
Does not Envy
Does not Boast
Is not Proud
Does not Dishonor Others
Is not Self-Seeking
Is not Easily Angered
Keeps No Records of Wrongs
Does Not Delight in Evil
But Rejoices in the Truth
Always Protects
Always Trust
Always Hopes
And Always Preserves (1 Cor 13:4-8)

All of these are beautiful examples or expressions of love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is one of my favorite verses and so beautifully sums up what I believe a marriage should be, between a man and a woman.

However what does the word “LOVE”, really look like…The Ultimate Example of Love..

Is it the sacrificial kind of love that over 2000 years ago hung, bled, and died on a cross so that you and I might have eternal salvation with our Father in Heaven.

I believe that is what “LOVE”, really and truly looks like!

There is no greater love, than the love demonstrated by our Lord and Savior-Jesus Christ, that fateful day on Calvary Hill. (John 15:13)

What is love to you?

If you are feeling unloved today. Like you have no one in this entire world who cares for you. Family and Friends all but have abandoned you…

Remember this… YOU ARE LOVED! And you are not alone. Jesus loves you. He loved you enough to die for you and He loves you enough even still today, tomorrow and for all eternity. His love is everlasting.

Don’t place your value and worth into the heart of man, but know that your worth comes from the heart of God Almighty Himself. He says that you are worthy. He says that you are of value. He says that your life has a purpose. He will never leave or forsake you. He promises with Him you will never walk alone. He’s right beside you, every step of the way. He cares for you. You can trust Him!

GOD IS = “LOVE”

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“We love him, because he first loved us.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:9-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:39‬ ‭KJV‬‬

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …💜

Copyright © 2017/ Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

THE MORE I SEEK HIM, THE MORE I FIND HIM

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On, April 19, 2013, a couple years after I was saved, I wrote the following…

I was a new Christian and still trying to find my calling and purpose in this life. Even still today, I surrender daily to His leading as He continually guides me along the path He has set before me.

I share this with you in the hopes that it will reveal just a small piece of my heart, while traveling along my own personal journey. This is not intended for anyone other than myself and my personal growth and testimony. However, I am sharing it by my own choosing, along with an sincere and heartfelt prayer that it might be a blessing to you in your own walk and journey with the Lord.

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Those close to me say that I have changed.
My desires and wants are more clearly defined.
I expect more and I want more.
What’s wrong with that?
Less is no longer good enough.
Everything from my relationships to my walk with the Lord.
I may not deserve more, but it is okay to want more! Isn’t it?
I know that God wants to lavish His love upon me and give me desires of my heart.
I want to be inspired.
To inspire someone.
For my life to have meaning.
To give meaning to someone else’s life.
Some have said that this is just a midlife crisis!
To me – it is more like a midlife awakening.
An awakening of my mind, soul and spirit.
I want to mean something to someone.
To make a difference in others lives.
To say that I was here.
I don’t want to leave this earth with regrets and things left undone.
Words left unspoken.
I want to know that I had a purpose.
That I fulfilled the purpose and calling that God has ordained for my life.
To know that I touched someone’s life in a positive way.
I want to know that my feelings and thoughts and words were recognized, understood and validated.
I want to love without bitterness, resentment and anger.
I want to be loved for who I am.
I want to love others for who they are.
I want to feel like I am good enough.
To make someone else feel that they are good enough.
To share with others Christ love for them.
My heart longs to be a stepping stone for others.
To be a valued friend who supports and encourages others in their journey called life.
More importantly, my heart longs to lead others to salvation.
I want to be used by God.
To tell others about Jesus and His love poured out and demonstrated on Calvary’s cross.
Only God truly knows my heart and He is speaking to my heart, soul and spirit.
I have always known that God was there.
He has always been there, but I feel overcome by his presence.
The more I seek Him, the more I find Him.
His love is overwhelming me.
I pray that He will continue to lead and guide me.
My hope is that I can accomplish all that He expects of me in this life.
As long as I know God is for me, it doesn’t matter who is against me.
He is restoring, molding and making me whole.
Lord God, thank you for loving me and making me a new creation in your son, Christ Jesus.
Your, beloved daughter.

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …🌷

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