Then to my very much surprise, two of my very good friends threw me a surprise party on Sunday night at my favorite restaurant. The original plans were to eat alone with Sandra. But I woke up Sunday morning feeling very down, again taking back all that stuff that I had given to God. I had managed to take back my fears, my worries, my pain, and my frustration. It waited me so down that I stayed in bed all day, unable to get up. Sandra would call and encourage me to come, to allow God's people to love on me. I pulled myself together and went and was so surprised to see some friends there I wasn't expecting. I was truly blessed beyond measure.
You know what is great about God...he gives you what you need and even what you want. I didnt' know I need my family so much till my brother gave me the party. I didn't know how much I needed my friends, community till Sunday night. God knew this too.
Sometimes, we get so sidetracked with out junk, God can't get through to us. We have so many walls up to protect ourselves from the world but those walls also keep God out. Our lives have to be opened handed..taking a chance of pain, fear and frustration to enter (but also love, hope and joy) but all the while knowing that my hand is in HIS HAND. And as a result, I do not have to fear.
Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Kris Swiatocho, Director
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The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I have come to give life to its fullest. John 10:10