I am overcome with gratitude right now as some beautiful person has gone and paid for metamorphosiscenter.net to be around for another year. Wow! What a blessing! God is so good, and He has put wonderful, caring and supportive people in my life. It is so amazing to have family in the body of Christ, people with hearts of gold who are generous, encouraging, kind, good, and overflowing with love. I was raised going to church three times a week, but now that I am walking with God I have found that there is a huge difference between church people and true Christ followers. A true Christ follower loves. It’s really that simple: love. It is really that profound: love. I am blessed to have met people here in Lynchburg that truly portray Christ’s love.
So I guess I get to continue sharing on my blog about what God is doing in my life, what He is teaching me, and overall how wonderful and faithful He is. I just went through a time of fighting really hard to maintain peace and positive thoughts. I was being attacked with fear, doubt and negativity pretty regularly over the last month or so. I continued to praise God and to fight the lies with truth, but it was definitely a battle. I fought the good fight of faith and came out victorious, but I got pretty low a few times and I really had to fight. I knew that great blessings were coming because, since I’ve been walking with God, whenever things have gotten more difficult or there has been more of a struggle, there have always been great blessings on the other side of the battle or the storm.
One of the things that I thought was that there isn’t any point in keeping my blog because no one is being blessed by it anyway. I also was worried about finances and how we would pay for the extra expenses of our wedding. Now these are just two of the issues out of the many fears and doubts that bombarded my mind. I am honored that the enemy needs to use such heavy artillery on me since I am such a threat. Light shines in the darkness and the darkness is no more. Light can extinguish darkness, but darkness can never extinguish the light of God’s love that lives in me.
So anyway, I finally stood up once and for all and said, “This is it! I’ve had enough. I am a child of the living God and I am not going to take this anymore.” I felt the victory. I saw a door of light opening before me and the door of darkness closing behind me. I was ushered into another level of the heavenly realms. I won the victory just this past weekend, and since then God has been absolutely pouring out blessings on Ian and I.
For example, someone paid for my blog, which really let me know that it is a blessing and God wants me to keep writing it and sharing with others. The awesome thing is, my blog was paid for on the day that it was going to shut down. I had planned on saving all my posts onto a Word document that day (7-31) so that I wouldn’t lose them. Now I don’t have to do that because this site is covered all the way until next year. Yay God! Also, I have had an opportunity to make extra money working at a financial investment firm covering for my sister while she is out of town and I have been able to make some money editing documents for a lawyer. The greatest financial blessing is that Ian got a wonderful promotion at work, and just got his first check reflecting that promotion, which was a lot higher than he thought it would be. These blessings cover those issues that I was worried about and continue to show me that God is faithful in all circumstances.
So if you are in the middle of a struggle, keep fighting. God is always faithful, good, and loving and He works for those who wait for Him. Sometimes I have to learn the same lesson more than once, but I am thankful that God is ever patient with me and continues to grow my faith and trust in Him. When we are truly able to rely on God and put our faith in Him, He comes through every time and in an even better way than what we had imagined. It is amazing to continue to see the way that God takes care of every need for His children. We need never fear because God is always here. So I will keep writing my posts, and I hope that you will keep reading them.
“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” Psalms 1:1-3