I want to share with you a little about my Faith walk. I feel that these days people are so caught up in offense that they just can’t see past the noses on their face. Religion has taken over and jaded people against Jesus, hatred has taken over, and the devil has become this cool creature with horns, a spiked tail and a pitch fork that we dress our little kids up in on Halloween. Nothing could be further from the truth! Faith has taken a back seat to murder, idolatry, abortion, pornography, hatred, racism, and violence. Honestly I don’t get it. People live in absolute chaos, their lives are hectic, the kids are in a mess, cancer runs rife in families and yet, they refuse God. God didn’t make all this crap happen to you so why do you blame Him? If you could only see, that if you turn your back on all that garbage and look to God you can achieve peace. If you can turn your back on what the world does you can have joy and happiness. Why on earth would you want to continue without Peace? Why would you want to continue worrying about your kids or if your hubby is out fooling around or if your job will be there next week. Why on earth do you want to do that?
Look, I am not saying this path is an easy one, its not, but I have Hope, Joy and a Peace knowing I am not going through this crap alone, that God is watching over me and He will give me the tools I need to get out of the mess I created. I know my children are taken care of, I know my needs are taken care of. I know that Heaven is my reality when I die. I know that every single person on this planet needs Jesus. I remember when I was young thinking, “it’s so not cool to be a Christian you have to be so nerdy, God takes away all the fun, I’m not doing that!” Well what a mixed up crappy life I have had, what terrible childhoods my kids had (which they don’t remember to the Glory of God, they remember a great childhood), my hubby and I didn’t like each other very much but we stayed together for the kids. We have been broke our whole lives, slaves to debt, no idea on how to manage money and no idea on how to manage life. It wasn’t until breaking point when my youngest brother died, in our house, in his sleep, he was 36. It was then that God moved and slowly but surely bought us back to Him which is where we belong.
It’s been 7 years and in that 7 years we have slowly but surely built our trust and Faith in Jesus. It was a hard road and it still is, but so many victories have happened along the way. I have still made some really stupid mistakes and got us further into debt but the conscious decision has been made now to get out of debt and never do that again. 16 months ago we had a huge answer to prayer, I wanted out of the house we had lived in for 17 years, I was sick of being in town and wanted to be on a farm, my husband was born into that lifestyle and because of kids we moved to town. After 2 years of prayer, obedience and FAITH, we now live on a farm, no it’s not ours, my hubby got a job managing this place, but it’s a really good job, a lot better than the one he had and he is now in his element with horses and cattle. We knew it was from God because the owners wanted someone young but decided to give my husband a chance. ‘Decided’ be buggerd, God intervened and told him he was giving us this job. So there is a long story to this and I wont get into it now, but I wanted to give you an example of what is possible when you trust God and live the way He wants us to live.
I can hear it now, no way I am doing that, I will look stupid, I like who I am I don’t want to change. Yes change is required but you don’t even know, you notice things that you used to think were super cool are not so much anymore. I am no nerd I can tell you that, I am not a mamby pamby submissive housewife who has no say or opinion, and I am not in the corner meek and mild, no bloody way! I am fiestier than I have ever been, I have not changed anything about my appearance, I have not changed too much at all. What has changed is my hard heartedness towards people, my attitude towards people, Jesus said to Love people not hate them, encourage people don’t ignore them. We are here to help each other regardless of race color and creed, the Gospel is one of love not hate and I don’t know how that is misunderstood.
So, my walk of Faith has led me to feel compassion for people, I don’t want the same things, I want nicer things and God has shown me that it’s not His will for me to be broke and struggling. He wants us to prosper so we always have the means to help others in need. He wants us to have nice things because He understands life is much easier when we have nice surroundings. He wants us to be happy not sad and distressed, He wants us to prosper spiritually so life can be easier for us, He wants only the best for us and I for one, am receiving that with both hands.
These pictures I have shared with this post is just a small part of where I live. How can I be anything but grateful to a God who came through for us!