So this is the mode He has me in. It's funny the things God uses in us to get out of us what he wants. Sharmond is constantly on my mind. I miss her more and more as the days progress. When things are happening in my life or a simple thought enters my mind I want to pick up the phone and call her if only to hear her voice and seek her opinion. God I miss her...
I believe the journey He has me on is a continuation of my Take Wings & Fly post. I talked about missing loved ones and the lasting impression they left on our hearts because of the Godly qualities they possessed.
I think its time to examine those qualities and to see where I'm lacking and how they could be applied to my life to glorify Him.
If I could use one word to describe her I'd have to say she was a giver. It's my opinion a person who has mastered the gift of giving for the Lord is unstoppable. Often times in the church when the pastor or someone speaks of giving the first thing most people think of is money but, a person whose a giver's wealth is far more than a dollar can describe.
But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually mediates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
3) And he shall be like a tree firmly planted (and tender) by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaves shall not wither; and everything he does shall prosper [ and come to maturity].
A true giver is one who takes the time. One who walks out there Divine purpose and follows the path God has led them on. One who's not looking to please self but looking to give of self and be that servant unto the Father.
Are we there yet?
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Sharmond was a woman character, her love of family, friends and life, was a gift from God and His gift to us. As I think about those who've passed on and in our sorrow we search for clarity or just a glimpse of understanding. Some of us question why this person was taken away and why prayers of healing or extended life wasn't answered or wasn't answered in the restoring fashion we'd prayed for. We are all born on this earth only to one day leave it. Yet, it's the leaving part we tend to have a problem with. Because we love so deeply I guess we believe we know better than the Father and should have the authority to say when it's time for someone to go. We tend to forget that as deep as our love may be for someone the Fathers is greater; and thought we may not understand or agree with His timing He's still an on time God. I believe it's those saint who truly live there lives unto the Lord we have the greatest problem letting go of. Like the mother bird that nudges her baby out of the nest to teach him how to fly. Those who've left lasting impressions on our lives were in there own way that mother bird, yet, it was the way He use them in our lives we'll miss the most and, fail to realize it's at that time we have the responsibility to take wings and fly. Take comfort in knowing that no matter how deep the sorrow or tough the times if you keep your hand in His he will carry you through. I believe the character He placed in the individuals we cherished is the character He expects us to pass on and take wings and fly.