Was reminded of this early this morning….don’t have a clue who the author is but appreciate their words…
“Do not merely hope to live, someday, somehow. Open yourself to the beauty and goodness of this moment, and live this day. Let go of worries and fantasies about what might or might not be. Focus the full energy of your spirit on what is real and what is now, and live this day.”
I sometimes wonder, do trees smile? If they do, how? This question comes to mind because when I’m among them, I do smile. My heart smiles. It’s that simple. In the whisper of the wind, there is the soft rustling of leaves and branches, and if you listen, they will share their secrets, and they will help you heal. Amongst them, I am home.
“Can I really stand here unashamed Knowin’ that Your love for me won’t change? Oh God, if that’s really true Then let the truth be told” (truth be told lyrics)
We are all broken. Dictionary defines ‘broken’ this way: fragmented, torn, damaged, ruined, weakened in strength,spirit……and to deny that, well, we’d only be lying to ourselves, wouldn’t we? Yet, while we may be lying to ourselves and everyone else, we can’t lie and hide from God. But, and I insert a HUGE BUT here! There’s good news, really good news. God. Still. Loves. Us!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”
As I continue my Christian journey, I feel God quietly calling to me. In order for me to break free from the chains in my life and the lies I tell myself, I know I need to draw closer to Him. And, as I spend more and more time with Him, the clearer it becomes that God loves me in all my brokenness.
Jesus came to save the lost and broken. I admit my weaknesses, my brokenness, and accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. He saved me!