It is by grace through faith and not of human works, struggling and inventing endless ideas to try and fix circumstances beyond our control that we succeed.
In the summer of 2003 my life became without form and seemed to be an empty place, as I felt darkness closing in around me. In the month of June that year I lost my home; I lost my car; I lost my job; I lost my lifestyle and I lost much of my possessions. I even lost the companionship of my little dog for a time as he went to live with friends until I could figure out what to do next. I could no longer keep my horse in the stable where I was boarding him, and I had no idea where to begin looking for a situation for him.
The truth that God has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him, as He tells us in 2Peter 1 of His Word, is exactly the life raft I needed. He specifically shows us how to tap into to all that He has for us. This, I discovered, is worth selling all you have in order to buy the field where the treasure is buried.
When I look back, sometimes I marvel that the forgiveness and joy I now have in my heart is so utterly complete. I know I did not accomplish this alone. I know it was the precious Holy Spirit. I don’t have one negative feeling toward anyone. I have only love.
I do not have any bitterness or resentment in my heart for what has happened to me. God has shown me how—instead—to comfort others with the same comfort I have received from Him.
This year in June, 2015, it will be twelve years since I found myself one step from being homeless in this natural realm here on earth. However, wisdom has shown me I was never homeless in the Kingdom of God. I just needed my Lord to show me that I was running hard and fast on the wrong road.
I needed my Father to remind me that only He could lay the foundation of my future. I needed to trust Him and to run seeking first the Kingdom of God so I could begin receiving all that He has for me.
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