Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Full Heart

My heart is full.  My cup is running over.

I realized yesterday that I REALLY DO thank God for the  mountains and the valleys.  I REALLY DO thank Him for my second grade year.  I REALLY DO thank Him for hard times and broken hearts.  Because of these things, my heart is full and my cup runs over.

It has been a long road back.  As I was talking to a friend yesterday, they asked how does one forgive themselves?  Only one answer came to mind.  Keep walking.

Keep walking and keep trying and keep looking.  When you seek, you will find.  God brings to us little nuggets to help us make it one more day, one more step, one more breath.  Keep believing in what you know is true.  Accept that no one can walk your walk but you!

So many times a phrase, a song, a friend, a scripture, or a story was able to speak to my heart.  We must keep our eyes and ears open to hear when God gives us these precious  gifts of encouragement.  Have them ready in your pocket when you find yourself in a moment of doubt and despair.  Then pull out that gift and remind yourself what God has done for you!

To find your purpose, to forgive yourself.....there is no button.  I asked.  There is no playbook.  That's for sports.  There is no golden ticket.  That's in the movies.

"The road to happiness is so narrow that two can only walk on it if they become one.  It's you and God."  And you can quote me on that!

Dear God,  There are so many gifts that You have brought to my life to help me on my path of life.  Thank You for the friends You have brought into my life.  Thank You for the "loose change" that You unexpectedly bring my way that add a richness and fullness to my heart.  I am blessed to be part of Heart Warmers and thank You for the opportunity.  Thank You for my class at church and my mentor. Thank You for my family.  Thank You for Your neverending love and Your mercies that are new EVERY SINGLE MORNING!  I am grateful. And I am happy.  Amen.  Laura