Hello everyone! Welcome to my daily column! I hope that you had an awesome day! My day was incredible! I turned 40 and I am excited about the next chapter in my life! I want to walk you through my day! I hope you enjoy it!
After a tough weekend, my partner Nathan sat down with me yesterday and told me that he knows that things have been tough but as the man in this relationship he can’t sit back and allow satan to get the upper hand. I love being in a relationship with a man of God! Anyone outside of faith would have been thrown for a loop by the way I was acting. As for him, though it hurt him, he spoke life into me knowing where the pain was coming from. His plan of action was to do a Bible study every morning and pray together. Agh, I felt that so deeply this morning! It was a great way to start my day. Today we began with Romans, Paul was speaking faith back into those that doubted. We read Romans 1! Here are the scriptures that stood out!
because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Romans 1:19-20 KJV
I thank God for drawing me closer! Even though it is a painful process, it’s worth it for the result! I may not see blessings with a job or finances, but I see them in my life and in the love that I receive. On to the message for the day! Every morning I read my daily readings, check reference 1 if you are interested in what they are. Today the morning message seemed to be speaking about RESET.
“We can waste much of our lives trying to answer the “whys” of our most difficult times. Most of the answers we seek will not be revealed to us until we meet the Lord in heaven. . .”
It’s a GOOD MORNING Just Because YOU LOVE ME
Why? Why is my car broken down when I have no income? Why did I have to lose my job? Why am I 40 years old today and starting over? Why can’t I just have it easy? Why does life always feel like a struggle? The real question is, will these questions help my progression? I assume your answer will be no, yet don’t we do it when things are hard? It hinders our progression so much, yet we do it. I was so grateful to receive this scripture!
that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
1 Peter 1:7 KJV
Why even focus on the “why” at all? But instead, Lord, what do you want me to do next? It can be easier said than done to let go of ourselves! Then I was given this read!
“What I’m leading you to is the following awareness of the reality around you. Awareness means to watch, to observe what is going on within you and around you. “Going on” is pretty accurate: Trees, grass, flowers, animals, rock, all of reality is moving. One observes it, one watches it. How essential it is for the human being not just to observe himself or herself, but to watch all of reality. Are you imprisoned by your concepts? Do you want to break free of your prison? Then look; observe; spend hours observing. Watching what? Anything. The faces of people, the shapes of trees, a bird in flight, a pile of stones, watch the grass grow. Get in touch with things, look at them. Hopefully you will then break out of these rigid patterns we have all developed, out of what our thoughts and our words have imposed on us. Hopefully we will see. What will we see? This thing that we chose to call reality, whatever is beyond words and concepts. This is a spiritual exercise—connected with breaking out of our cage, out of the imprisonment of the concepts and words.
How sad if we pass through life and never see it with the eyes of a child . . .”
Anthony De Mello
Escape your mind by gazing at your environment. I need to be more present! Seems the more I stress, I either shut down or stay busy! I lost touch with the me that was spiritually connected to the world because of bad news over a year ago, my perception grew bad! So now what?
“Today, take a real risk that can change your life: start thinking of yourself as an artist and your life as a work-in-progress.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I need to cut myself some slack! I am human! No one expects me to have it all together all the time, why should I? Stay progression minded! I should remain a work in progress so I give God room to grow me! If I had all the answers, what can God teach me? I need to start allowing God to design new, but the only way I can do that is to let go of what brought me to this place right now. As I shared yesterday, I need to let go of myself. I got myself in the mess I am in while trying all of my might to do the next best thing. I only ever get myself in a rut, but everything God provided is building a sturdy house. So then I sat down and listened to this song!
I sat down in the chair and thought about the trauma I had in November of 2021 that took me so far away from my faith that I lost sight of what I had. I thought about a young couple on Sunday speaking about how they rededicated their lives to Christ on that day! I thought about how I needed to humble myself and do the same. Just because I have been doing kingdom work doesn’t mean that I have it all figured out. I need Christ every day, and if I have to rededicate my life, why not do it every day? I need him! I am dead inside without him! So then I see a post of my beloved I want to share below! He is the founder of Deliverance Productions if you would like to check it out!
I’m so very thankful and blessed to know this incredible woman of God. She brightens every room she walks into like a billion stars. She strives to inspire and encourage others. She’s creative, ambitious, lively, and beautiful inside and out.
I’m praying that this new chapter brings purpose, direction, and blessings to her life. I’m praying that she remembers that she’s loved and cherished every day, no matter what may come. I’m believing God has great things planned for her, and I’m excited to be along for the journey.
Happy Birthday, Andrea! I hope your day is filled with joy and happiness!
Sometimes we can’t see ourselves properly through pain or a past packed full of trauma! As a child you couldn’t do anything right; As an adult, you won’t allow yourself to be anything special! Then God provides you with the one you were patient enough to wait for and he doesn’t give up on you when it is so easy to give up on yourself! Before closing, a surprise birthday party from my beautiful family!
If you have been haunted by the past for far too long, maybe you need a reset! I wish you all a beautiful day tomorrow! Allow yourself permission to be ok! Much love! Blessings to you 🙏.
OurDayDream was founded by Andrea Rice as a means of helping others thrive spiritually after suffering 34 years of depression. Andrea is now a content creator, blogger, influencer, and Christian life coach - focusing on self-growth and personal development. She also started The OurDayDream Show, a weekly video podcast, that features various guests including music artists, authors, life coaches, spiritual leaders, and more.
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