For I am confident of this very thing that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. - Philippians 1:6
God has me on a journey I didn't choose but I've learned so much along the way.
Several years ago God began stripping me of all I had depended upon, starting with my husband's death and then with the loss of my own health. As I have become weaker and weaker I am more aware of my total dependence on my Heavenly Father for everything including my next breath.
As God is weaning me from the allure of this world, my fellowship with Him gets sweeter. Praise and thanksgiving now more readily come to my lips. My failing health has also given me many opportunities to share my faith and eternal hope with doctors and nurses. The farther He leads me the greater has been my acceptance of how He is perfecting me for the life to come.
It isn't a sin to enjoy the beauty of this world or the pleasures of good food, hobbies or a comfortable home. After all, every good thing comes from God (James 1:17). The danger is in these things becoming too important and taking too much time to the detriment of our relationship with God, our family and our friends. When we leave this world we will take nothing with us except the people we love who also know Jesus Christ.
This has been a lonely, painful journey, but looking back I am amazed at what God, my loving Heavenly Father, has accomplished in my life. Now my goal is to finish well and then to see the face of my precious Savior! I've learned in a greater measure that God is indeed a loving Father who wants what is best for us. No matter what we go through He can be trusted completely with every area of our lives.
I'm not a super-Christian. This isn't about what I have done but about what God has done. Trust Him with your life and see what He will do for you!