“Life is beautiful,” is a quote I share on May 23, 2014.
Just to be here and experience God’s greatness is such a wonderful blessing. As I look back over my life, I have had my share of traumatic experiences. Some that made me hate myself so much that I wished I was dead. So many times I felt hopeless and believed I did not deserve better. But grace! I can hear is BeBe and CeCe Winans singing “Oh, oh, oh, grace. Where would I be without grace?”
Listen, I’m so grateful God had other plans! Yes, He didn’t allow those moments to consume me. Honestly, there’s nothing like God’s love, mercy and grace. I’m so grateful He allowed me to see there was so much to live for. So grateful the wonderful experiences have outweighed the horrible. He’s just so good.
So yes, life is beautiful.
Well y’all, we have finally made it to the final Sunday in 2020. Woohoo!! I’m not going to lie, it is a little bittersweet. Seems like I was just getting used to so many unexpectedly, weird things happening– good and bad. Now we are moving on.
So we say we are ready for 2021, but are we? Just to be sure we are somewhat prepared, I am going to end this Hello Sunday with a prayer for 2021:
Lord, please prepare us for whatever lies ahead– good or bad. Open our hearts and minds so that we are receptive of every blessing you have in store for us; and give us the strength to reject any- and everything that might cause us harm. Lord, shower us with your unconditional love, mercy and grace. Drench us with so much love and peace that we forget about the pains and heartaches of 2020. Lord, please give us the boldness to embrace our worth and walk in our purpose. Let others experience your love through us. Last, but not least, please heal our nation. We need You. Amen
I love y’all! Looking forward to celebrating a prosperous 2021 together.
Happy Saturday! Couldn’t wait until Sunday to blog. This morning, as with every morning, I am so thankful for God’s unconditional love, mercy, and grace. It’s like no other.
When I think about where I used to be, and I’m talking about from childhood until now, all I can do is praise God. There were so many things I did not think I would make it through. So many times I wanted to give up and throw in the towel, but God said not so. He wouldn’t let me give up. I’m here. I made it!
Marvin Sapp’s My Testimony says:
So glad I made it. I made it through. In spite of the storm and rain, heartache and pain, still alive declaring, I made it through. See, I didn’t lose. I experienced loss at a major cost, but I never lost faith in You. So if you’ve seen me cry, it’s a sign that I’m still alive. Oh yeah, I’ve got some scars, but I’m still alive. In spite of calamity, He still has a plan for me, and it’s working for my good and it’s building my testimony. . .Courtesy of Apple Music
Y’all, we’re here! We may not be where we want to be, but we’re still here. Thankful.