I have made reference to this in my blog before. This is not new news.
I am expecting to pull back from my blogging for a season. I am a teacher, and it is necessary to prepare for another school year, for one reason. I consider the blog and my heart to be in the Lord's hands. His will be done.
Here is ONE MORE blog post before I really do (I think and expect) pull back a bit, for a season.
It is about enjoying the sentence, paragraph, page, or chapter that you are in.....................
Recently this came up in conversation with a friend. I saw her going through similar emotions that I had gone through when I was about her age. I told her I thought it had to do with dreams meeting reality. Her dreams and my dreams were different, are different. Her reality and my reality were and are different.
Life is not a fairy-tale. Seldom does it turn out like a dream (at least in my life), yet in all honestly this has not meant for me, that life has been less. My pleasures and pursuits have just been different from my dream life.
Have some of my dreams come true? Yes, absolutely! Have some dreams been adjusted along the way? Yes, absolutely!
Have there been wonderful adjustments....wonderful surprises? YES!! Have there been some disappointing surprises?? Yes, of course! This is life.
Almost constant has life, for me, called for a concerted effort to look at the positive, and be positive, and SOMETIMES I have FAILED, knowingly. Sometimes I failed, unaware. For me...........this has been LIFE.
I would like to address the times when you, sister,
carry an un-easiness because a dream is fading,
as reality becomes clearer.
It is during these times,
that it is particularly important that you take life
at a time, over and over,
focusing on the positive,
and being OBEDIENT,
trusting God for the unknown,
resting in His care,
Christ died for you,
He called you,
He claimed you,
He is faithful and trustworthy.
about every little detail.
It doesn't have to be fun.....
but He CARES.
You will be OK
You will adjust.
If you trust Him,
He will be with you
All the way!
Find pleasure and joy,
In the small things,
The new surprises,
The special gifts,
Allow Our Father to minister to you,
His Body of Believers,
His Holy Word.
Allow your Good Shepherd to usher you in
to your adjusted dream,
your new reality,
your current phase of life.
It is all only for a season.
It is only a word
or a sentence
or a chapter
It is not your full story............
And ...we know how ...this book ends
for those that are called according to His purposes.
It's ALL GOOD !
And He wants you to be
JOYFUL in the journey♡
♡Right♡where♡you are !!
💜Christian Blogger sisters, you are invited to share a link in the comments below to one of your posts about JOY, or a scripture study on the topic of JOY, and I will leave it in the comments and also aim to LINK it into this post. You would add to my delight, and brighten our readers day if you would.💜
Somehow, the theme of this poem is tied to OBEDIENCE because sometimes our reality does not fit in to our dream precisely because we are choosing OBEDIENCE in a certain area. If any of you have a thoughtful piece on OBEDIENCE, and how God rewards OBEDIENCE, I would be glad to link that in here also.
I am excited to do this, because I love offering to those who will receive, and I trust the Father to use our words and our willingness in the ministry of blogging.
I am here for you, in Christ,
Grandma Mary Martha💖
Here it is my pleasure to share links to other thoughtful blogs which touch on the subject of joy, or obedience.
If you have ever had to work through grief of a great loss, to get to JOY again, you may find comfort in sharing Keisha's journey here, as she tells about dealing with the loss of a baby that she loved and wanted. Her family lost "Baby Webber," before birthday was celebrated, but God brought her through her tunnel of grief, to live in joy again. >Here, read Keisha's story, and know that as God was faithful to her, HE will be faithful to you!<