New Life, New Day 

Last Friday ( Good Friday) feeling somewhat low, I walked through the neighborhood looking for signs of new life and hope.

These are pictures of what I thought was “new life” :

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There were beautiful flowers everywhere. The fresh air, sunshine, and the music of the birds singing were wonderful. My spirit lifted but still a sadness lingered.

This was Spring, not new life. I’m looking for new life, a new beginning, new hope.

Where?

Later that evening we went to the Good Friday service at church. Powerful music, powerful drama. Standing in the middle of the choir (soprano section), it’s impossible to video. But Wow! Powerful!

The altar call was given and people went to pray. The altar was full, people stood from one side to the other. They were praying with one another. One husband came up on stage and motioned for his wife who was in the choir to join him. She came out of the choir and they grasped each other’s hand. They went to the altar, held each other, and prayed.

People were at the altar, all seeking a God that loves, all pouring their hearts out to a God that listens, all expressing love both for each another and for this God that forgives. img_8757

Wow! I just saw “new life” all at that altar. It is a new day full of new hope. My spirit sings.

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“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.”  Proverbs‬ ‭18:10‭‬‬

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”                                         I Corinthians‬ ‭15:57‬ ‭

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About deborahcrocker

I am a retired public school teacher. I have been married for 44 years to my high school sweet heart. We have two grown children and six grandchildren. For many years I have written my prayers in order to maintain both my focus and as a release from my stresses. These prayers are written in the form of dialog with God. I write my concerns, questions, and then write the answers just as they came into my heart. This website contains the conversations I had with God concerning my constant struggle with my weight and my compulsion to overindulge in the pleasure of food. I have gained, lost, and regained over 60lbs several times throughout my lifetime. I am now in the process of surrendering this addiction to God’s control and I know He will give me the victory. I believe that God speaks to all of His children in different ways. With me, He speaks both in my heart and in my dialog writings. ”My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27 It is my hope and prayer that these dialogs will both encourage and bless you throughout your own journey of breaking free from your addiction. I hope that you will also begin having your own personal dialogs with God. He will speak to your heart as well.I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and that He rose again on the third day so that we may have a “new” life both here on Earth and later in Heaven. I also believe that my overeating (gluttony) is a sin (addiction) that has held me in bondage with a constant struggle for most of my adult life. This addiction, like all addictions, has prevented me from living a life to my fullest potential. I have always felt controlled and defeated by this overwhelming compulsion to overeat. This compulsion, at times, has damaged both my confidence and my potential. John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly. BUT I know that Jesus Christ has come to set me free! HE IS THE ANSWER! As I surrender the control of my life and desires to His direction and His will, He will set me free from all addictions! He promises and He will make you free too! John 8:36 Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. VICTORY IS COMING!!!
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6 Responses to New Life, New Day 

  1. Awesome, post! New life at the altar. Yes!!! I can relate!

  2. Donna Day says:

    What beautiful pictures! God shows us every day what he has given us to enjoy.
    Oh that we would be mindful of his blessings all of the time.
    We may weep in the night, but the Word says there will be joy in the morning.
    Keep Smilng

  3. Nena says:

    Amazing message and beautiful pictures to go with it:) Nice to see you continue to do well:) I wanted to stop by and let you know that I recently moved to a self-hosted site and the following is the latest post:
    http://www.younfolded.com/2016/03/20/younfolded-temporary-maintenance/

  4. susieshy45 says:

    Debbie,
    So glad you are alright and you found meaning again.
    Susie

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