So…it is Day 5 of my cleanse and still sticking with it – Yay Me!
I will be posting more about the other items in my cleanse…but today I just have to talk about my Jesus! Today was an emotional day for me…for many reasons…but I started my morning out at church to worship my wonderful savior!!!
When the Pastor started his sermon and said he was going to be talking about WATER…I thought to myself “hmm…well this message might not be for me today”…and feeling a little disappointed lol…
I really have no idea why I ever even have that thought…because when I am in need…God ALWAYS delivers a message through my Pastor that is “for me”!!! My hubby and I are at a place in our lives where we have a plan…quite different from some…we are downsizing with a goal of getting completely out of debt…We want time freedom and financial freedom to be able to completely enjoy life and be completely available to the calling God has on our lives (before the normal retirement age)…my job with doTERRA offers that in a very short time period and we are on our way there!
In working towards that goal…it takes HUGE sacrifices up front…like driving old used cars instead of financing a really nice one and having that payment…and currently our biggest sacrifice being our home…We are currently in the process of downsizing there as well and moving onto our 22 acres of land we have. Sometimes…it gets hard :) really hard…and this morning was one of those times…and I was “looking at the wind”…
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,”they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,”he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
It is all about just “keeping our eyes on Jesus” and not on the “wind”…
Until next time…Happy Oiling!!!