This past weekend was filled with nothing but knowing more about Jesus, knowing how much I miss out on my first love and knowing what all He has given me. I have a wonderful family (four kids and hubby), a wonderful group of girlfriends (whom I hung out with all day Saturday, praise God) and more.
Yet I still fall short and sin. Life has been a roller coaster lately. I have worried A LOT! Especially with the way the world has been, being a stay at home mom and living on hubbies income while his job could end up on the rocks and I started feeling like “how can I help?” and it was starting to cause me anxiety, sadness, anger and stress to the point where I would go to God in prayer and tell him I was angry with him and why wasn’t He changing anything? Then to my amazement my two best friends invited me to a Beth Moore Simulcast conference titled “Audacious” from the new book and series by Beth Moore, Charismatic and Christian author and speaker and while attending this conference I felt God like I hadn’t in awhile. There were so many things I prayed and gave to God but one of those was, “God, turn what feels like nothing in my life to everything and more.”
You see I had felt like so many things in my life were about to be or were a nothing, that God was almost a distant nothing at times but God was calling me out of that nothingness to realize everything, that He was everything, my family was everything, that my life is not determined by race, income, education, circumstances etc but rather how I choose to make God my everything.
A verse that Beth Moore emphasized in her sermon towards the end was this: “ I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope21 that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” Romans 8:18-21 NIV and boy did I need that verse to remind me of my hope and everything in Christ alone.
What about you, how have you been feeling lately? How have you combat challenges recently?
Come back Friday as I share with you some photos of the Beth Moore event. Also I have a fun outfit post coming up tomorrow along with “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up (129 links were linked last week, thank you so much for your support).