Just the other night as I was driving home from work I found myself doing some deep thinking. I was thinking about all I have going on in my life. I have a list of goals and sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to figure it all out. Sometimes I find myself doubting my ability to accomplish all that things I have to do to make my dreams come true at Clyde and Marie's. This is when God just smacks me in between the eyes. As I was driving down the interstate, a car pulls over in front of me. I looked at the car tag and it read "Belovd1". It was then that I realized that my daddy God was telling me that I am HIS beloved child and He is working all things out for my good. He blesses His beloved children. Just at that moment I felt a calmness come over me that gave me the assurance that I am at no time alone and that HE will accomplish His Will through me and He will make things happen in HIS timing.
Then this morning.....As I pulled onto the highway, an old dilapidated van is just a car's distance ahead of me. I noticed this van because it looked like it came out of the junk yard. There wasn't a single place on the body of this van that wasn't scratched or dented. It had double doors on the back and one of the doors was missing....that is when I noticed the tag...."PRAISE". I almost chuckled. Here was this horrible looking vehicle with a personalized tag on it. That is when I knew God had done it again. This van was representing something at this moment....MY LIFE! A life that has had it's share of hits. A life that at times isn't very pretty. A life that at times wants to just lay down in the junk yard and quit. BUT GOD.....He has put His personalized tag on me! What this tag told me this morning was to praise HIM anyway. No matter what my circumstances are. No matter how weary I feel or how rejected or defeated I feel.....JUST PRAISE!
I choose to praise Him not only when life is full of sunshine but also in the darkness of a storm.
Thank you God for revealing yourself to me in something as simple as a car tag.
I am your Beloved and I will PRAISE you all the days of my life!