Today’s challenge is to write and not use adverbs. My confidence level is low in this area, so I hope I do it. We shall see.
I went and sat by the edge of the lake . I looked up to the sky to see the sun that shined so bright. It gave me warmth, as did my cup of coffee. I was realizing all the things I had to be grateful for.
I wanted success. I wanted things to be right. I bowed my head and said a prayer. I thanked God for all the beauty of the earth. I thanked Him for things that had come my way. The struggles have been hard but I have made it through.
People who have cared have made the landing soft. I need to realize they have been there. Tears I have cried and yet some hearty laughter too. It’s the moments I have experienced, that have been the moments of awe.
It’s when you can sit and experience the peace. You thank God for His gift. I have shared in some great events. I have the peace and joy, it can be a challenge to find some days. But for real, I am happy and feel so good when all things are considered.
Life comes at you with a fierce roar and you have to roar back. It’s the way you survive and show others you are alive. It can also be proving it to yourself. It takes strength and it can be the integrity one thinks they lack.
My life is full and I am learning more. You have to push forward. You have to give all you have. If you do no, you will lose. My experience by the lake has stories inside of stories and for these I give praise to God. It softens my heart.
My heart has been hard. The words have been dry. But allowing Him in makes it worthwhile. It has brought me alive. I am not afraid when I am with God. He strengthens me and gives me hope.
It is not for me to explain. It is for each in their own heart and time, to experience.
God is like the parent who wishes their children well and pray for their safety. The choices they make are their own . It’s hoping for the best as they choose. It is loving them through their choices, even if wrong.
That is how I know God deals with me. There have been moments, when I was sure he was angry and he might have been. But the precious moments and memories have given peace, healing, and joy. I thank God he has not given up on me, when I myself have.
I do not know the end of this story, as it has not ended. I wonder if in the end, it is like flying. I think about the chance, to sit up on shores and beaches in Heaven. I pray that it might exist that way. To Him I give praise.
Thanks for reading!
#my500words #Jeff Goins