There are times when you may experience “dry spells.” Times when you don’t feel that you “like” yourself very much and that you might need a mental or spiritual “makeover.”
As I sat alone one day feeling as such, I happened to glance at something I had received a few years ago. It was a stuffed dog that I received when I threw myself a party on my 65th birthday. I called it my “Medicare ready” party. On that dog were signatures and comments of everyone that attended. They wrote things about me that made me feel youthful and beautiful. They made me feel wanted and needed. Overall I felt fantastic.
As I looked at my dog recently it brought back those memories and I began to reflect upon them. God has a way of reminding us that we are so precious to him and that there is no reason to feel otherwise.
So now everyday I remember what God has said about me and I thank him for the people he puts in my life to keep me going.
God loves us and he always wants us to know that. The Bible reminds us in Hebrews 13:5, that he will never leave us nor forsake us. He sent his Son to prove his love for us and his Son gave his life for us. So great a love.
In these last days there are so many negative things taking place around us that we may tend to feel insecure, but we must remember that God is still in charge.
As we grow older we can be assured that he will “restore our youth like the eagle” (Psalm 103:5). In my living day by day, trusting in the Lord with all my heart and not leaning on my own understanding, I realize, thanks to God, that I have much to offer and share with others. I especially enjoy sharing with the younger generation, to pass on things that God has deposited in me that will be profitable to them both now and in the future. In my life as a pastor that comes natural to me, but God will work in anyone who will allow him.
Whatever desire you may have to help others and further the kingdom of God here on earth, he will help it come to pass.
He will strengthen you with might by his Holy Spirit (Eph 3:16).
So always know that he cares about you and about your Soul (your spiritual welfare). He does not want us to perish but to have eternal life through his Son.
For those who don’t have a relationship with Christ, he is always waiting to come in to all who will allow him into their lives (Revelation 3:20) and he will bring joy, peace and contentment in great measure.
Remember, no matter who you are, Jesus loves you!!
Daisy Edwards is the Pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship Church and a member the United Ministerial Alliance.