Hey there! Happy Fall. I have been thinking of blogging again for so long now but recently realized that it’s been over a year since I posted a blog. Honestly, this whole year has been a great blessing to me. I’m feeling so much potential for growth lately. I feel more worthy of God’s mercy and Grace than I did last year at this time. So let me tell you what I’ve been up to.
I’m still working my full-time factory job, still selling Jordan Essentials, and still creating designs. Still a work in process on all of it. Most recently, I became a grandma. Gaining this new title is the greatest experience I’ve had this past year. It’s a boy and he is so precious. I’ve been showing family and friends pictures of him and was told recently that I have a glow when I talk about him. Is there any such thing as a grandma glow? Ha-ha. But seriously, all I do lately is smile and talk about my new grandson. Can you tell this is my first time? I could ramble on and on about him, but I must tell you more about God’s mercy and Grace.
I’ve been attending more bible studies online and reading more books about others experiences with sharing about God in their lives. And I was invited to join a group that a friend created to share her testimony. She is answering His call to share how Jesus changed her life. All these testimonies are encouraging me to tell you about the Jesus I know. The Jesus that I’ve come to know and love.
More than half of this year, I’ve felt the shame of my sinful nature and the heavy weight of my burdens. But I’m realizing that I don’t have to. I can lay it down at the foot of the cross and praise God for every blessing. I can move on with God’s Grace and mercy that is new every morning. There’s hope for tomorrow because of Jesus. I don’t understand it and I felt like I didn’t deserve it. But now that I know how much He loves me, I choose Peace, Joy, and Love in my life. No more self-inflicted drama or pressures from this world. Self-inflicted drama has been the main culprit of my issues. Stressing over poor choices I make, having regrets, being idle instead of using my talents that God has blessed me with. I had felt stuck for so long, frozen in fear and just waiting for things to go bad. Here’s the thing though, there are going to be bad days, but they won’t last. It’s only temporary. When you have faith in God, those bad days won’t last. He shows you mercy, He shows you that you have already been forgiven, He pours out His love for you. You might be one of the ninety-nine that he leaves to chase after, or you might be the one that He chases.