“I have been renewed and I am stronger than ever before.” Each day these are the words of affirmation that I repeat to myself to get myself up and going while running this race of life. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24. I ask my Heavenly Father to guide me in everything I do and that I may run the race to achieve the prize which God has promised. I ask that my words be His words and my actions be His actions because we are called to be Christ like. We must love like Christ. We must speak like Christ. We must live like Christ. But every day that becomes harder. We are faced with pains, fears and disappointments. But when we overcome those trials, we become stronger than before.
Unfortunately in life we are also surrounded by “Joy Suckers”. You know those kind of people that everyone thinks are great and all but in reality they are there to rob and destroy you through their words and actions. They say they are pulled and drawn to you by your peace and spirit but again with a double edged sword on their agenda. Sometimes when you are a Giver, you want to see and find the good in all people. There is evil in this world and when you are an Ambassador of Christ, you are the number one target on the enemy’s list. I’m not saying to walk around with your guards up because everyone is out to get you but those that do not have strong faith are bound to fall and pull you down quicker if you are not walking strong in your faith. As it says in 1 Peter 5:8,” Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
Well newsflash Joy Suckers… What you see through my eyes is a soul that is filled with peace and a spirit that comes from the Lord and what I have you will never be able to take away. I am on a mission! I am a force for good and a force for GOD! The light that lives within me and the peace that draws people near CAN NOT be diminished and is blessed by the grace of God and my love and light is so those can see through the eyes of Jesus.
My prayer is that all may feel our Father’s love through all I say and do. May God be the one that softens your heart and may His spirit begin to work within you and make your light shine brighter so that others may also feel His goodness and peace. I have hope and will always have hope because the storms that come my way are not bigger than my GOD!
These two songs following are the words that my heart and spirit sing to my Father God and I hope it resonates within you as well.
Many of God’s beautiful blessings,