Hello 2013!

A blog that I’m following sent this post this morning. I was reading it next to my son’s hospital bed. He was suddenly taken ill and even after all the tests the doctors are not sure what is going on. His fever isn’t breaking yet.

So here I sit contemplating 2013. What will it hold for us? And I realise! We need to take it day by day, with our hand in Father’s and our eyes fixed on Him.

What is my life shouting now that trouble is at my door? My God reigns! By His stripes we are healed! God is the finisher of my faith! Even if I walk through water and fire it will not consume me for He is with me!

May you all have a wonderful new year where everyday you walk closer with Father, Jesus and Holy spirit!

I include the blog I follow: The single parenting journey.
What is Your Megaphone Broadcasting?
Posted: 31 Dec 2012 11:55 AM PST

I recently watched a sermon from one of my favorite speakers.  It gave me some great perspective!  The entire sermon was built around the question, “When life hands you troubles, your heart is a megaphone.  What is your heart saying to the world?” 

What a concept I hadn’t really thought of before.  When someone is struggling and going through troubles and they do not have Christ in their lives, or have not fully put their trust in Him it is often negatives that we hear.  It is depression, frustration, disbelief, and questions as to why God allowed such a thing or if He is even real anymore to them.  Those actions and words are a megaphone to the world.

Opposite is if someone has prepared their heart for such troubles, their heart typically beams things like, “God will work a miracle from this situation, God has overcome the world and will see me through, despite this circumstance I will see better days, or simply their joy and peace radiates through them and is also a megaphone.

Which megaphone would you rather hear from? Which megaphone do you want to be?

When life is going easy and seems like smooth sailing, it is time to prepare for trouble because the bible doesn’t say “IF” trouble comes, but “WHEN”.  If we are prepared and have the right relationship with Christ and find our peace and motives in Him, then when trouble comes, we are equipped to endure life’s troubles in peace. 

I surely was not equipped to endure the wild rapid ride of my crumbling marriage, then divorce, then the struggles of single-parenthood.  It made for a very depressing and frustrating time.  It wasn’t until I spent time in God’s Word and meditated on the promises that He has for me and for my son that I started to put my trust in him.  Am I prepared for troubles? Well, I would like to think that I am a lot closer to peace during trouble than I used to be.  Every day it is a commitment to spending time in prayer, reading God’s Word and keeping my mouth shut and my ears open long enough to hear what He has in store for me.   Many wonderful moments are experienced when I just listen. 

As this season marks the beginning of another year, let’s make 2013 be the year of preparation for what our megaphone will be broadcasting when trouble finds us.  Let us also be aware of what message we are currently sending through our life reactions.

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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1: 2-4

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