Monday, March 14, 2016
Tomorrow - New and No Mistakes, YET!!
Quick Update: I was Ordained in April, 2015, as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. I continue to serve God as a Youth Pastor and in my full-time job. In 2015 I was able to attend TNT@TNU 2015 and NYC 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. I started working with another in coordinating an annual event for my district. I still work full-time as a Quality Assurance Specialist for a Medicaid Waiver Program. Lets just say it was a busy year, but a Great Year! I have put more time and effort into ministry and spiritual/physical health, but there is still much room for improvement.
This year I have been challenged by my devotional/prayer life to fully understand what it is to live life "rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer."(Romans 12:12 NASB)
There was a time in my life that I had lost all hope and the last thing I wanted to do is pray. I blamed God for all my heartaches, sufferings and lost opportunities. Never fully comprehending that almost everyone of those negatives were due to my own choices. Choices I was able to make because of a loving God who granted me free will, even if it meant I would choose wrongly and those choices could bring me harm. God loves us and seeks us at every moment but he will not force himself on us. I realized in 2007, that he had never turned his back on me but was always there gently reaching and seeking me. I had been the one who rejected and pushed him away. I'm grateful for a God who is merciful and gracious. I'm also grateful that he provides us with Tomorrow's that don't have any mistakes. So, I rejoice knowing that through Jesus I have hope for a new, brighter tomorrow and so do you!!!
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