Since my last post, so much good has happened. There has been some dark things that have struck, and I see many that are being struck, but the joy and happiness is there through it all.
You may ask, when you know many are hurting, down, ill, just plain down on their luck can you be happy? Well, let me explain some events that have taken place. I love His perfect timing. It's all helped me to grow by leaps and bounds in Him. Yes, I do feel for those hurting etc. My heart is with them and they are in my prayers. I love people and care deeply for everyone. When someone hurts, I hurt. But I don't want to be the one to keep them from recieving their blessings.
Attending the Womens Weekly group that our Pastor's wife and daughter-in-law bring to us has been a rewarding time. Our Pastor giving his message from John Bevere's Extraordinary has been amazing. He's been on fire with the Lord's Word. Being around so many great people it has been a pure blessing. Thank You Jesus!
I've learned how to redirect my prayers. I've learned not to focus on the person and/or problem, but rather worship and give thanks for what He is doing or going to do with that situation. I was handing the problems to the Lord, but never thanked Him that He was or would take care of the problem until the problem maybe was taken care of.
I'll tell you what, since using the various names of the Lord depending on the situation and thanking Him for what He is going to do has changed my life so much. It's been overwhelming and beautiful at the same time.
The first signs of things changing in the past week was all of a sudden feeling a much deeper love for my husband. I didn't think it possible, but it's beautiful! The other is my oldest grand son asking questions, stating concerns and recieving the Lord. I've watched him transform into a very nice young man. We have a new relationship that is wonderful. He feels comfortable around us now and enjoys spending time with us. It's awesome! Another is having a whole lot more patience when I have the grand kids. Something I had been praying for. A new found special love for them.
The biggest is the fact that I feel love for all. I may start to get aggravated with someone but am able to rebuke it and change my attitude. I am able to talk to people much easier and be more compassionate. I take the time to listen now. I am able to be more supportive. I don't feel like my life is so chaotic and out of control any more.
It is so much easier to take in messages, to hear His voice, to receive what He is giving us, to love on others, and to feel a fresh new release, beginning, and freedom! Loving life, feeling almost euphoric, relieved to finally reach a new level in my spiritual life. What is nice is being able to make my husband happier. He's loving watching the change. Gone is the negativity, or if there is a negative subject to discuss it's not done in a manner that depresses up both.
I pray each of you that have not recieved this kind of freedom yet will find it soon. Those that have recieved will continue to hold onto that freedom and joy. There is nothing more rewarding than taking another step forward, another step closer to Him, to recieve that freedom from so many bindings. Break those bindings off and recieve His annointing! God's blessings, peace, joy, prosperity and strength to you all!