"Every day counts when we are devoted to God!" -Elizabeth George (A Woman After God's Own Heart)
Jesus was forsaken so we would never be. -Dr. John Barnett

Daily Scripture Verse

"Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall." -Psalm 55:22

Saturday, February 17, 2007

A Wise Saying And Then Some

2 of my best friends came over this weekend, and this morning while we were all reading our Bibles; Amy wrote something down on a piece of paper, and read it to us. I found it very encouraging and asked if I could post it on my blog.

Here’s what she said...

“Pain is a beautiful thing that is hidden in the midst of our suffering. It brings out the worst in us and the also the best in us which isn’t really the best. It sharpens us or deadens us. It is our choice in how it will influence us. We must choose to either ignore it our learn from it. Jesus promises me that “He will never leave me or forsake me.” He is so worthy of my love, but I am so unworthy of His. Oh God, please soften this hard heart of mine. Make me like You. Wash me and cleanse me from this double-minded life. Show me Your ways. Lead me in the way of salvation. Open my eyes so I may see wonderful words from Your law. Please take the tension and fear away and replace it with peace. “For You are my God and I will only serve You.’”
Your daughter,
Amy Lesh


Well, on another note, Today I’m officially 17. Yipee!

I’ve been looking over this past year, and I’ve seen how much God Almighty has changed me. In June, I fell away from the Lord, and got into some really bad things that I wish I hadn’t done. A few months later I asked God why those things had happened to me. I then remembered a wise saying that I had heard before. “Everything happens for a reason, and to the glory of God even when we don’t understand it.” (not exact quote)

Not that long after, a friend of mine emailed me and told me he had tried to commit suicide. Later on, 2 other friends either called or emailed me and told me they too had tried to commit suicide. I was able to encourage all three of those people in the Lord during their time pain and suffering. I did not do it on my own accord; the Lord helped me.

Sometimes things happen to us that we don’t understand, but God has a reason for all that does happen. And it’s to His Glory.

7 comments:

Kingdom Advancer said...

Let me be the first to say, "Happy Birthday!" Well, the first to say happy birthday on your blog, that is. I would hope that by 6:19 p.m. on your birthday, that someone would've said it to you by now. :)

Kingdom Advancer said...

Or 5:19 p.m., depending on where you live! :)

Moriah said...

Thanks, Kingdom Advancer! I appreciate it! :)

Keith M. said...

Happy Birthday, Happy B-day, Bappy Hirthday...however you say it...

Moriah said...

lol Thanks, Keith!

Amy said...

Amen. that is so awesome. thanx for that encouragement.
so yeah..i was checking out this conspiracy site on 9/11..very controversial..i'm not going to it again..that stuff can make u go crazy. thanx for posting that on your blog and Happy Birthday again!

amy

Moriah said...

Hey Amy, I'm glad you were encouraged by this post. And thanks!