Twists, Turns, Cliffs and The Road I'm Traveling I've heard it said that, "Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump When I think about that statement, my mind centers on two things - the fact that I love chocolate and that most of us consider chocolate quite a treat. Indeed, a true character of our history - not a fictional one - has also said that, "A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance." King Solomon was quite a wise man. So, as I travel this road that God has prepared for me, not knowing exactly what I'm going to get, other than something good or something for my good, I am traveling it with a merry heart, because God has made me glad. My family has changed. I now have a precious newborn daughter at home, Madison Claire. Additionally, God has gifted me with another child to help raise in the way she should go, Carley Diane. And the icing on God's chocolate cake is that my beautiful step-daughter, Ashli, is now home with the family that loves her. My husband and I are awed and amazed at how God has worked such miracles in our lives! It's almost impossible to express in words that gratitude that I have for the faithfulness of Our Father. When He tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 that the plans He has for us are for good, I can promise you beyond any doubt that His Word is faithful and true. Ten years ago, my life was in shambles. I made a royal mess of myself and of my life. Ten years ago, I wasn't living the life of a committed Christian. I had no anchor in my life, yet God never let me go. Even then, God's plan was unfolding, even though I did my best to derail it. His Will WILL be done. Glory Hallelujah! All I can say to continue to praise His Holy Name is "THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE! I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT!" No matter what "mushy center" my chocolate day contains, I know that God is the one who gives me the box of chocolates. Woo hoo! Ain't it good?! YSIC, Virginia
lol, i was putting chocolate in my mouth when i started reading this :) yummy
I am so glad you have turned to face the Lord and He is blessing you beyond words.
I love looking back and seeing how His plan unfolded and I didnt have a clue at the time. He is an awesome God!!
my chocolate had (hehe) more chocolate inside- need r e s t r a i n t
And to think that from before the beginning of time, God knew these girls would need you. He had to get you ready for them. Woo hoo! He decided it was time. I think of you and I think of Hannah, who prayed and prayed for a child and in His time, God blessed her.
So let's see, in a one week time span, you went from having no children to having your 21-year old move back in, and now you have a 3 year old and a newborn. Your cup overflows!
I am so happy for you V! I know this is what you have been longing for for a long time and God knows the desires of our heart! I pray that you and your new daughters would be blessed and that you and your husband will raise them in a godly way so they become women who are seeking after Him.
May God Bless you and your family!
God told the Chuch at Ephesus, I know your works and how you have laboriously and had haven´t denied my name, and have exposed false apostles. But you don´t love me like you did before. The smile is gone, the cheer is gone, the joy and rejoicing is gone.
Some time we can carry on with our walk with the Lord in a lack-luster fashion out of necesity and not charity. I have to remind myself sometimes, why I am so poor, then I remember this passage above and pur a smile back in my face it what ever I want to do for the Lord and the Joy comes back and the faith and the rejoicing.
May you be blessed. Amen.