Why Do I Love You

I do not know why you love the Lord, but I know that he has brought me a long way. In my sixty-eight years. It has not been without difficulties, loneliness, uncertainty, and just plain craziness on my part. I have often told my kids that it is unfortunate that we do not have an operating manual for life, it would really cut down on some of the mistakes that are made. It took many years to figure out that God has given us an operating manual, The Bible, His inspired word to His children.

When I was younger, I experienced the little voice that is inside that tries to direct our steps onto the right path and keep us there. So many times, I felt the urge from inside and ignored it. Every time I did this, I made a mistake. When I followed the urge, I could tell that I was making the right choice. I did not know it was the Holy Spirit. I only knew that when I followed the urging everything seem to fall into place for me.

When my family made a decision to move from North Carolina to Florida, it was a big decision that had many ramifications for all members of the family. Employment, moving our belongings, living arrangements, selection of a high school just to name a few. Once the decision was made, I knew it was the right thing to do because everything fell into line. We were able to pack, and move without difficult, and drove the over eight hundred miles with a car and a moving truck with no problems at all. One of the amazing things about the move was that we did not have a place to stay when we arrived in Florida. The move for us was a total act of faith because we were certain that the Lord would provide. When we arrived in Florida very early in the morning, we were able to secure a room at a very nice hotel that accepts pets (we have three small dogs). Talk about faith, just how rare is that.

My daughter has a friend that helped us get situated. A real estate agent showed us potential houses for rent. We actually stayed in the hotel for two weeks, and we knew it was God because somehow each day we were able to get the money to pay for the room and survive. Each day the real estate agent would take us out to look at houses and none of them was acceptable or they wanted too much money. This time was truly a test of faith as each day we continued to look for a place to live, and deal with the daily needs of the family. But amazingly, it was not an unhappy time for us, the Lord’s mercy was given to us each and every day. There was one particular morning, standing on the side of the hotel with the dogs that I prayed even harder than normal for the Lord’s mercy and assistance in this time of uncertainty. I have to admit that my faith was failing, and I prayed for the Holy Spirit to make things happen to help our situation in a positive way. Not that I had not prayed on other days, but this time I felt at a very low point and I prayed for strength. After we got to Florida the car started to act up and broke down on 95. We found a mechanic on 95 believe it or not, he not only helped us get back to the hotel, but came by the next day and fixed the car at a reasonable price.

Anyone who says that God does not answer prayer is sadly mistaken. We kept going out each day looking at houses, they either wanted more than we could afford or it was a rough neighborhood. It is only through the mercy of the Lord that we were able to secure a very nice house, in a neighborhood that is quiet and comfortable to live in. Everyone in the family acknowledged that it could only have been Jehovah-Jireh (the Lord will Provide) Genesis 22:14. We were back on the path, employment came, and our finances improved rapidly. Nothing but the Lord could have made it happen the way it did.

The Lord loves His children and his mercy is there for us we cannot use it up. Our loving Father through the Holy Spirit is always there to guide us to the right path. It is our choice whether or not we take it. This is just one example that I have experienced personally of the Lord’s love for me. Whenever I get depressed and my faith is weakened, I remember examples of the Lord’s love and that He is the provider of all my needs. I bet you can remember times when the Holy Spirit showed you the way! All He asks is that you Believe and follow His guidance.

The video below is one of my favorites, I hope you will also enjoy it. Control + Click on the name of the video to watch it.

 

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