A faith filled thought while riding the waves of life
My journey on the waves
Where writing is surely not my forte, after spending many years as a rehabilitation therapist, receiving a life-changing diagnosis and turning three hundred and sixty degrees to the other side of being the patient, I responded to a spiritual call to share life’s stages with a writing ministry. This adventure takes me outside of my comfort zone, as grammar and context editing are a nightmarish reality in my world, as are the physical and cognitive changes in myself. However, my heart and soul have pushed me to open up in new ways, hopefully, with a Godly focus praying, always, that this stage of mine is a comfort to others.
The Stages Of ME
All stages are transforming, the roles and scenery constantly changing, at the same time, there's not one stage or life role, that is, or was insignificant. Each one is an opportunity for growth in our individual faith walk.
I pray we embrace God's direction at every stage, placing our trust in Him allows us the production of a lifetime, we can help one another on the ride holding to that focal point.
Perhaps, you're feeling like your drowning or only floating, barely making it, sometimes, faking it, just keep riding the wave eventually we will all get to shore, don't fear, no matter what, you're not alone. There is an amazing life raft in every wave, He goes before you and behind and lifts you up, His name is Yahweh!
Riding A Wave ~
An ocean wave is an amazing sight, however, if you are most people, you tiptoe into the water inching your way past the break of the rolling barrel. The adventurous, will run with reckless abandon and jump, or dive right in with a joyful leap. Either route you choose takes you to the same point because you always have to go a little farther to get past the mountain-like wall of water heading toward you.
As you face this mountain, either head on or tediously looking back in guarded position, your heart will races just a bit. In your mind you know just over that wall is where you reach the calming and gentle sea that will soothingly sway you up and down in its magnificence. Once in this place of calm, you must stay focused and alert, for there is work that is ongoing there even in the calm. Work, focusing on the Lifeguard that keeps you from being taken out to an unsafe area where you might get lost at sea. If you find yourself slipping out beyond the waves don’t panic just look up to get your bearings to get back to your focal point.
After the description of this spectacular scene can you see how it resembles our relationship with God? He is so welcoming and ever-present. He allows us to choose how to come into relationship with Him.
He says, "Come as you are, there is no right or wrong way for I love you and my love is unconditional." Once there in His grip, you are calmed. However, remember the walls of water, the mountains of life will still present themselves. "Don't tell your God about your mountain, tell your mountain about your God!" keep your eye's on Him, you can glide past these challenges and feel His arms strengthening you in times of trouble.
Trust and believe in His promises put on His armor and you will not be lost. When amongst the waves He is there to help you stay afloat. If you start to fall away the Holy Spirit whispers you back in between the green safety flags, before your Lifeguard, who is God your Father. It is really quite simple when you understand that He has created us and He has given us all we need. How lucky are we to be His beautiful creations in His beautiful reality? The reality is He is there just waiting for you to reach for Him amongst the waves He has the life raft you're seeking.
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