I went walking around the Lake today for my cardio workout. When I got there, there were only a few cars and some people sitting at tables under the picnic shelters. I started walking and feeling insecure and scared because no one else was walking but me. I felt isolated and targeted.
But being stubborn and needing to get the workout done, I continued anyway. I prayed, “Lord, please protect me and keep me safe.” Then I started to see Him. I started to see Jesus!
He came as a butterfly as He always has to tell me that everything’s gonna be alright. But He knows me too well. Around every bend, near every corner, every single time I felt unnerved, He came. He came 9 times to reassure me that He had everything under control and that I was protected.
I felt so loved, I smiled every time He came and said, “Hey Jesus!” One time, He swirled around my feet like we were dancing together. He made me feel so protected and worthy.
I know people see Jesus in nature and in other things. But He always comes to me as a butterfly and today was no different. Thank you, Jesus that you know me so well and love me so much.
Last night someone reminded me that there was a time when I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I couldn’t even imagine. I told them that was before I allowed God to” take over” my life and He turned it upside down. When I “allowed” God to take over, He showed me my purpose which is to lead others to him through ways He created just for me.
God has given me a wonderful teaching career, serving at my church (Revolution Church) and two published children’s books (paperback and eBook) which serves many countries. They are on Amazon.
When you give your heart to Jesus, He will use you (in an awesome way) to lead others to Him through ways only He created just for you.
Don’t lead others to the enemy because you decide not to give your life to Jesus. Be the example like my Dad did with his life. He went to be with Jesus June 15, 2019 at 9:50pm. He introduced our family to Jesus, took us to church, taught us to sing for God’s glory and made sure we knew that God is our provider, comforter, healer and savior. He gives us unconditional love, mercy and grace. He welcomes us back home, no matter where we’ve been or how long. He taught us that people are important. And no matter what, family is always family.
I am thankful for my Dad, even if I wasn’t always the best daughter. He gave me the best gift that I have ever received: Jesus! I will forever be grateful for his gift and will re-gift it many times to everyone who will receive it.
Be faithful to the God who is faithful to you!
Happy Birthday to Me! Y’all are so blessed!
Turning 50 was scary, but awesome! I went in fearless and bold! Eyes w i d e OPEN! I thought getting older would make me feel older, but it didn’t. I mean 50 years, ½ a century, closer to death? That’s some scary stuff.
But this year was going to be different, I was going to be different! I made some great new close, best friend friendships, I became healthier and younger looking. I paid closer attention to things that really matter, like time, memories and people. And my favorite was, I went on adventures. I love adventures.
This year, I will continue these new traditions with the same goals in mind, adding more adventures with my new close best friends and my family. Time isn’t always on our side, so when we have opportunities to engage in activities that allow us to laugh, cry, hug, look at the stars, and talk, we should do so with no expectations and no timeframe.
I want to make as many memories and take as many pictures and go on as many adventures as possible. Life is to be lived doing the things we love with the people who will put up with us the most. ( and I mean that in the nicest way)
So Happy 51st Birthday to Me! May all of my dreams come true! ( I do believe in fairy tales)