Every once in a while you come across something that you just know is going to have a profound effect upon your life....Do you know what I mean? Yesterday, as I was reading on Sassy Granny's blog, she told us about a woman named Elaine @ Peace for the Journey. I wish I had come across this special ladies blog a long time ago as it is soo obvious that her love for the Lord just permeates through every area of her life. She was just diagnosed on Mon. with breast cancer. Obviously with all I have recently been through, I have no doubt I can understand all the feelings and questions and concerns that are running through her mind and that of her families. It is a difficult place to be. And yet her peace that can only come from Him is so apparent and leaves you with a feeling that no matter what may happen, all will be well. I understand and know that peace as I too experienced it when it was my turn to hear those words. She does a MUCH MUCH better way of expressing what I tried to say. I haven't had time (yet ~ trust me I will, haha) to fully investigate her blog but it appears as if she has written a book called Peace for the Journey, which no doubt helps to explain why she expresses her self soo well. The Lord has so obviously blessed her with the written word. I intend to order this book and read it as I just know it is going to be full of much needed insight into Him. Everything I have been through has caused me of course to take stock of my life and REALLY look at what is important in this life and what just isn't. What exactly is the point of it all. I have much to learn and find myself weak and lacking in many areas. But something she wrote on her blog just soo summed up what I have come to the conclusion to, that I decided I needed to share it with all of you in case there are others of you out there who have not come across this blog and this spirit filled woman of God.
“It doesn’t matter how long God chooses to preserve my earthly life. What matters is how I choose to preserve him in the earthly
life I’ve been given.” Elaine Olsen
Truer words were just never spoken in my opinion....this IS what it is all about. We are put here on this earth to love God and to spread His love to those around us that we might bring others to the saving knowledge of Him.
Luk 10:27 So he answered and said, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.'"
None of us the time or the day that our souls will be required of us. We may be blessed with a long and healthy life here on this earth. But what would it matter if we are not living our lives for Him? Every moment needs to lived as if we KNEW they were numbered. Wait a minute....they ARE numbered.
If you get the chance visit Elaine @ Peace for the journey and I know you will find a true woman of God who will bless us all with her journey through life with breast cancer. Pray for her when you can. Pray that God uses this circumstance in her life to bring others to a relationship with a living and mighty God whose love for His people can never be matched by anything this world has to offer. Pray for the Lord to show us how to make our lives matter for Him.