365 Days of Growing Together
Hi WR2W, these last two weeks have been a real “eye opener”. I have had so many wonderful experiences and God has allowed me to see through His eyes the joys of rest, laughter, and a peace of mind. I have traveled to the beautiful cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, and London and had a blast with family, friends, and acquaintances. I have had the privilege to see so many unique people, places, and things and the opportunity to taste different foods and a different way of life. A new taste at life and more of what God has for me is how I would label my experience. For I know in my heart that I have truly been blessed by God to experience such beauty, but not for the sake to say I have been to 3 beautiful countries (Spain, France, and England) and to get more stamps on my passport, but to be “Blessed to be a Blessing”.
Throughout this experience, God has kept before me Psalms 34:8 (NLT), “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him!” To take refuge in the Lord means to trust the Lord and follow Him by being obedient to His will and His way. Because we are obedient, we will receive the joy (blessings) of the Lord and therefore are able to be a blessing to others. As Christians, there should be no greater joy than to serve others no matter where we go and who we meet. My heart’s desire is to model Christ wherever I go and bless whomever I can through the grace of God. While journeying through Spain, France, and England, I was able to do just that, and it has brought me so much joy. A joy that words cannot explain and one that fills my heart.
I am truly grateful to God for His protection, comfort, and guidance while on this journey. We met some wonderful people and experienced the joy of sowing seeds into the lives of people that did not look like us, speak like us nor understood us, but serve the same God as us. For God is good and worthy to be praised, oh the joy of the Lord! Every day was a day of thanksgiving and a day in which God received glory as we walked foreign soil and planted godly seeds. This vacation for me was a time for not only rest and relaxation (because to be honest, we did not get much of that, lol) but a time to touch the lives of others and to be touched by the lives of others in a way not common to man. When God blesses us to travel to different parts of the world, we should always look for the blessing He has given us to carry and distribute. My sisters, I thank God for this wonderful experience and I am eagerly looking forward to where He will send me next and in what capacity because to be chosen by God to be “Blessed to be a Blessing” is amazing. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Blessed and Blessings