It is Thankful Thursday again...wow, where did this past week go. Join Lori at Lori's Reflections for many more thankfuls today.
I am thankful today that God takes the ugliest part of our lives and uses them for His good. When we are willing to submit to His plans...there is no limit to what God can do with our lives.
I would have never imagined that God could take my previous marriage, divorce and single parenting for 4 years and use it for His good. But, that is what is happening.
First, God led me to blogging about my life, struggles, pain, losses, victories...ALL THROUGH THE STORMS OF LIFE...MY LIFE. I believe that by me being willing and obedient to His leading...I have helped someone who was going through a rough time and they just needed to know that they weren't alone.
Now, God has laid it on a precious lady's heart at church to begin a Single Parents ministry. Roger and I have been approach, asked and accepted a position on the Advisory Board of this ministry. We will be helping, guiding, encouraging, mentoring and assisting the single parents of our church.
If Roger and I had neither one been married, divorced and single parents...God wouldn't be able to use us in the capacity. I can't being to thank Him enough for taking my painful mistakes, hurts and flaws...then, using them to honor Him.
They are like trees that grow beside a stream, that bear fruit at the right time, and whose leaves do not dry up. They succeed in everything they do. (Message)
I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out--plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for (Message)
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands. (NAS)
"Forget about what's happened; don't keep going over old history. (19) Be alert, be present. I'm about to do something brand-new. It's bursting out! Don't you see it? There it is! I'm making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands. (Message)
I am so thankful for my painful past and my future of being a blessing to others because of my past.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!
Daily DEVO...never quit the team!
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