“The closer we are to the shepherd the safer we are from the wolves.” The year (2016) started on a low note, every aspect of my life fell apart. I did not know what was happening however beginning of it we were told to write down what we expected to accomplish. Among my desires was to have a closer relationship with God, more of an encounter. Well! 2016 was the year God Brought out my fears, my insecurities, limitations and unbelief (Christ says in Matt 9:29 “It shall be done to you according to your faith”). My Faith did not make things easy, it made them possible. He taught me that over the years apart of me felt entitled yet, Gratitude needed to be a great part of my relationship with Him. God loves to test His people. Every child that comes to God must be tested, child trained with no exceptions. He has chosen me, all my trust and Believe that I place in Him is being tested. It’s been a humbling experience where I had to forget myself, die out and let Christ come in and live His life in me. He stripped me of all my pride and during my weakest moments, He gave me His strength. Most of all He brought out the Gratitude spirit in me. Indeed in the words of Thomas S. monson “Gratitude unlocks the windows of heaven.” He is a God of Process and for every little thing He does its part of a bigger picture, He is the artist and am just but the painting. He works from within and the painting is not yet done. He reminds me daily, He is all I have; therefore I have all I need. When God is taking you somewhere He strips you of everything you ever knew and brings new or replaces none. Cause where you are going those He has removed were not of your purpose. He also opened my eyes to see to those around me and my surrounding. It’s like a spiritual insight of what you have never seen before. I was hurting yet it was a blessing as it made me pray even more. As a result I planted my faith and rooted my belief in His word …scripture provided the answers and I completely disintegrated myself before the altar of Grace. I was not broken rather He was stripping me of all doubts, conforming my ways to trust He who made the world out of nothing. The little things that made no sense I learnt that it was Grace. Isaiah 66:9 I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born says the lord. When I read the bible I find myself falling in love with the author every day, spending time with Him has put many things into perspective. In all this adversity there is a hidden purpose. Therefore, am grateful. I will take any trial, any persecution and any punishment. For this reason His word assures me the magnitude of the blessing coming my way. My contentment has come from giving God a priority in my life from every decision to first place in my life. I have found my peace in Him through my gratitude and as a result my daily life has become everything wrapped miracle.
“God’s Grace is immeasurable, His mercy is inexhaustible and His peace is inexpressible.”
He is working in me, For me and through me He is on my side and I am grateful that He has opened doors In the things familiar we find security Resisting all the changes that days and years can bring When God decides to lead you through an open door Inviting you to walk in realms you’ve never known before. Beyond the open door is a new and fresh anointing Hear the Spirit calling you to go Walk on through the door for the Lord will go before you into a greater power you’ve never known before
Where He leads me, I will follow
Where He leads me, I will follow
And where He leads me, I will follow
Into a greater power you’ve never known before
Beyond the open door