Changing your coveting into blessings!
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Recently, I ran across something I wrote, and want to share it with you today. This is a bit different. I actually wrote it as a letter from God to us. The purpose is to get us thinking in a new direction. Enjoy.
A Special Love for Valentine’s Day
Dear Precious Child,
I love you more than words can say. I hear your cries. I know many are lonely, have deep hurts, are confused, or have unbelief, and even mock me. Others fear Me, lack trust, or haven’t been taught about My true nature.
I’m writing this so each one of you will know you’re loved. I created you from the beginning to fellowship with Me. Adam and Eve broke the fellowship in the Garden, but I had a plan. I sent prophets to reveal how My plan would unfold, through a chosen race, from where My Son would be born. His precious blood was shed for your sins. My power raised Jesus from the dead so you could live with me forever.
Life on earth is like a vapor, or a flower quickly fading, but in Heaven time and sadness won’t exist, and a mansion will be prepared for you. Joy and love forever. But, you don’t have to wait until then.
Most forget I am here to love them, guide them, and comfort them. There’s nothing I can’t do.
My love goes deeper than you could ever imagine. I desire to give you more, but some gifts require something from you. For example, I’d love to protect you, but you must give me those walls. I’d love to take your anger, and give you joy. My absolute specialty is replacing unforgiveness with forgiveness.
I don’t want you to surrender things for My benefit, but rather, for you to be happier. Here’s what I mean…
💙 I want your burdens so I can carry them, and you can be healthier.
❤ I want your battles to fight for you.
💜 I want your fear so I can give you faith.
💛 I want your worries so I can give you peace, and direction.
💚 I want your heart so I can fill it with my love to overflowing, where it’s seen, instead of you.
💙 I want your time so I can give you rest, and peace. I can guide your path to prevent bad choices, as well as use you to reach others for my Kingdom
❤ I want your hurts so I can heal your broken heart. The pain will disappear, but the memory will allow you to show compassion to others in similar circumstances, and testify of My goodness.
💜 I want your mind, where your thoughts reside. the devil often fills thoughts with doubt, worry, fear, lies, and negativity. This battlefield is won with My Word I’ll give you.
💛 I want your hands and feet so they will serve Me, and I will give you blessings you can’t imagine.
💚 I want YOU! Self-centeredness has led to other gods before Me, like entertainment, self pleasures, pride, seeking material possessions, and your family. It’s your will; not Mine. I’m used as a genie to call on in tough times. Rarely, am I sought first anymore.
I want ALL of you – your hurts, fears, worries, heart, emotions, walls, trust, time, and thoughts. I want to be first. I want to be your only God. I want to love you, protect you, provide for you, walk and talk with you, guide and direct your every step, listen to you worship and praise Me. I want to be your best friend as soon as you’re ready. Just don’t run and I’ll help you grow closer each and every day if you’ll allow me to.
Your Heavenly Father
I hope and pray this touched you in some special way. If it did, please share with someone needing to know they’re loved this year.
What meant the most to you? Could you add more? Share it with us in the comments for all of us to benefit. Be blessed, and know YOU ARE LOVED!
For a suggested prayer to follow in response to this letter, send me an email, or contact me through the contact form above. I’ll be glad to send you one.
Back in the day, when my sight was at its best, I went about doing my business on auto-pilot. As it began to fade, it became necessary to be more attentive and plan ahead. Finally, down to a sliver of what I call light perception, I noticed my inability to get out of bed until fully awake.
No dragging myself wearily to the kitchen to make coffee – not because I don’t drink coffee, but because my brain must be engaged. Before my legs hit the floor, I need to know what I’m wearing, and where each piece of clothing lay. I need to be aware of any obstacles that might ensnare me. Concentration to focus is a MUST!
This observation made me realize how important vision is to life; not sight. Eyesight is definitely helpful, but having vision requires thinking things through, and visualizing steps before acting on them. Thus, the reason vision boards are gaining popularity…thinking, planning, and seeing it ahead of time keeps you focused. It works.
A few years back, a writer colleague referred to me as a visionary without vision, indicating there is a difference between having vision, or having eyesight. Vision and sight aren’t necessarily synonyms. So, what is the actual difference?
I like to think of vision like driving a car. You plan where you’re going, you make sure the tank has enough gas, tires have air, and you keep your eyes on the road ahead. You don’t hop in the car without your keys or drivers license to head to the store without knowing what you want to buy,or money.
But, in life, we do. We’re reacting to avoid head-on collisions, constantly dodging and swerving harmful situations. Or, we spend our time staring in the rearview mirror at where we’ve been. This is called daydreaming; not living in the present.
Imagine what it would be like if we replaced self-indulgence and entertainment with vision. Actually thinking, planning, and acting on that plan. Our teens might thwart some bad decisions, get our fast food orders correct, and become responsible adults much sooner. Adults might live in less debt, have fewer unhealthy relationships, and would be more involved in changing our world. At least, I imagine healthier families, a stronger sense of community, higher productivity, increased unity, and much more.
Personally, I’d rather be a visionary without vision (eyesight), than a sighted person without a vision. How about you? You have the opportunity to be a visionary with vision.
QUESTION: What things can you do to increase your vision, and in what ways would it be helpful? Give us your ideas and suggestions in the comments below.
Thank you for taking time to read and share this message with your friends and family. It means a lot to me. I appreciate Y-O-U! Blessings!