Beauty For Ashes

BeautyForAshesMy son’s first football scrimmage was today. It was his first game on Mighty Mites. To my surprise, they played their little hearts out, winning 2 scrimmages and tying one. Before we stepped foot on the field this morning, we prayed. We prayed for the safety of all the teams, for the children to be peaceful and play to their fullest potential. Oh yeah, we prayed that we’d win!

I’m glad that today, the third day of my 7 day fast, prayer has become second nature. And because of that, I feel strengthened, empowered and in control of my life. We made it back to church, and I’ve been able to carry out more throughout my day.

But one thing is for certain, my vision is clearer when at one point it was filled with darkness. The lesson at church was that God will give you beauty for ashes. Somebody say, “God’s not done with me yet.”

Something beautiful happens when your world is broken apart because we always know that a masterpiece is in the making.

He is faithful even when we mess up. Lord knows how many times I’ve failed him — how many times we all fail him. The pastor proceeded to teach a powerful lesson. “We don’t always get the results right away or the results we want. But he does work all those plans together for his good.”  Romans Ch 8: 28

Sometimes things need to be stripped from our lives to move in the right direction, and sometimes we’re lead one step at a time. God orders our steps. It’s okay not to be able to get the whole plan. Can you trust him in that one step? Can you trust that he will make you beautiful?

My pastor said that problems always have a way of making themselves seem permanent. However, the situation is temporary. Eventually, he will take all those things and turn them around.

Be still and know that he is God…
God is not done with you yet…

He will give you a crown of beauty for your ashes and hope for despair…
You’re not defined by the storm…



Day 3

God thank you for what you are about to do in my life. Thank you for this beautiful transformation.

Notes: Today, I was in control and focused. I ran yesterday and kept up with my writing goals.




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