I just finished week 2, day 3 of a Beth Moore Bible study we are doing through our women's ministry in church. It is called 'Children of the Day (Light)' and is on 1 & 2 Thessalonians; it has been great thus far. Today it talked about our walk with God. Haha. Funny..."walk." Lots of 'walking' today. :) It mentions that 'To walk before Him' (like it mentions so many times in the Bible) means to 'live continually God aware.' I loved how it put this. This is exactly what I am trying to do right now . I need to do this. I have to do this. Being continually God aware. It's my way of surviving these days. Of making it. Of taking my next step. By God's grace, His strength, your prayers, I am able to do this. Praise God. I am so thankful I have Him. I am in Him. He is in me. In the study it talks about a verse I've read probably hundreds of times before, but today I looked at it in a whole new 'light.' Matthew 7:7-8 says "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." In the past I have always looked at these verses as God giving me something I need. Or want. In that case, why wasn't my daughter healed?? I asked!!! ...Oh how I asked. I begged. I pleaded. On hands and knees...I prayed. I cried out. But now, I truly feel in these verses He is talking about seeking Him. Finding Him. Do this and He will be there. Step One: if you don't already Know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, ask for Him and He will be there!! Step Two: once you've done this, ask for Him to be with you constantly and He will be. Thank goodness. This is exactly what I need now. And He is providing it for me. Thank goodness. As I walked today, He helped me 'walk' with Him. Keeping my eyes on Him. Not back. Not forward. But UP on Him. Another verse has really resonated with me lately. Romans 8:18 "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us." I may be suffering here, but because I have asked, He is with me. He is helping me through...as I await the glory He will reveal to me in heaven...when I meet Him face to face, when I meet my baby girl--my angel.
Thank you for helping me walk with God. Your prayers continue to help me. I pray if you are not walking with God, that you will ask Him now, seek Him now, knock for the door to open NOW. He will be there!! I pray we will all walk with God now. Always. To eternity. Together.