Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday@Ten-Imagine

I close my eyes, and imagine my life, if I had never had a stroke, heart attack, triple bypass surgery, or attempted suicide. Aww, how different things would be. No physical limitations, no constant doctor appointments, no daily pain. No huge emotional baggage to carry around. What a great life it would be!!. ..........................   Stop, wait just a minute!! Wow, what an imagination I have. Now, let's take a look at a thing called reality. If I had not walked through the fire, I would never have had the opportunity, to rise up from the ashes. No, I am not who I use to be, but, I remain, Whose I use to be, God's!! He restored me, and revived me, to a better place, than I could have ever imagined.

16 comments:

Lon Anderson said...

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)


Thank you for your comments on my blog Echoing Winds, my HOPE is that others will follow me there leaving beautiful comments as well, like you have my sister in Christ.

God bless you Denise,

Lon

Ann W said...

So very true! Love this post! It is a very honest look at how our experiences shape up and what we truly should be grateful for! LOVE it!
Annster's Domain

Nonnie said...

Praise God for His great redeeming work of love!

bluecottonmemory said...

Restoration is a beautiful place to be!

Never Forsaken said...

Loved how you said you remain "whose" you used to be!
You are being refined by His fire, and so am I.
((hugs)) love you.

Jerralea said...

What a great attitude, Denise! It is certainly true that we have walked through makes us who we are.

Paula Kaye said...

I am happy you have made it this far! Glad to call you a blogging friend!! God wants us to have these struggles for a reason, doesn't he? Sometimes (well, most of the time) the reasons are known only to HIM!

MyStalkerIsFat said...

It is hard for me to be grateful for my life's hardships, because I know many people don't have such struggles, but your viewpoint on it is healthy and positive. I need to shift to more of that thinking.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Good perspective, dear. We make prettier mosaics and reflect more light after Jesus puts the broken pieces together, as only he can.

Love you more than sparkles!
jen

KB said...

I"m so glad you learned this important lesson x

Schotzy said...

Hallelujah! YOU are an overcomer! Never forget that! Lord, Jesus, restore, restore, restore!!!! IN Jesus name!!!!! Amen!

Nel said...

Amen! Without the rain...there is no rainbows!

Barbara London said...

Love this! No matter what "fire" we have gone through, yes! We are STILL whose we have always been!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful words!

LeAnn said...

You have went through the refiners fire and survived. I think you are just so awesome, adorable and such a wonderful disciple of Christ. Thanks for the many days you have inspired me to be more grateful and happy.
Love and hugs for you; big ones!

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

What a great post! If we allow Him to, God will continue to change us more and more into His image. Sometimes the journey is rough but out of the rough stuff comes beautiful gems! Just like you! Love you! Lisa 😊❤️

Susan Langer said...

Great write. It is sad how we choose to ignore God until He gets our attention through our health. Praise God that he brought you through. :)