The River is Calling You…YES YOU!

Psalm 1:3
They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.

Wow! So much going on at one time in my life, I seem to be slipping at this blogging!  I have been promoted at work to General Manager and as I am getting my feet wet, I am in that balancing act of trying to re-platform my life.  I am sure I will get back into the swing of things soon, yet it just seems out of my grasp.  Then today in a moment of wondering what is happening at the court house with my husband I get the text from my editor telling me she is almost done!  So excited!  I cannot wait to see what doors God will open while I am just here resting in the peace that He has provided for me.  I feel as though the more I rest, the more that happens!  I have never felt like I was on top of the world before, but I feel very close to that at the moment.  My final dental appointment for now is May 17th and I will once again be able to smile like I used to!  My book is about to hit the bookshelves and the hearts of those who need to read it.  I am settling into my new role as General Manager and the prospect of moving into the new house is getting closer.

So I use the reference verse for this blog because it is the one read at my past owners funeral and it has stuck with me and resonated in my heart for so long.  As my roots in Christ grow stronger and I drink in the Living Water, things just begin to grow and spread.  My branches become stronger and I am able to reach out to others even while I am just standing in His River of Life.  I have wanted to have this peace for as long as long as I can remember.  Even when there are storms bashing about, I am in such a firm location, I cannot be shaken.  Sure I have my moments but they are few and far between.

My wish today is for all of you to come to the river, plant your roots in the already prepared soil and just relax.  Trust God to provide.  Just look at my life, and none of it is a lie, it is truth.  It seems like a fairy tale at times, yet it is so real.  My dentures. My home. The book. The possibility of my husband beginning his walk with God even though the circumstances seem dim.  My promotion.  All of these things are happening while I am resting in His peace.  Resting in the trust.  Resting in His glory.  I pray each of you will bury your roots in the warm and just feel Him surround you.

Below is a picture of a rock I discovered on the retreat I was just recently on.  It was like a love letter straight from God!  May I always be buried in His love, surrounded by His peace.  It took quite the journey to get here, yet I am completely satisfied with what has happened because I know God has been in control.  Will you start now to let Him have control?  The River is calling…..

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4 thoughts on “The River is Calling You…YES YOU!

  1. “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you”
    (Matthew 7:7, NLT)

    I got this verse from Joel Osteen daily and when I read it I immediately thought of you. I hate to say this but sometimes when you rely on God and let him take control, it can drive you crazy becuase we as humans tend to want things resolved NOW NOW NOW! We want to understand what’s happening. We want updates. And instead it can take months and fearfully YEARS to find peace or gain some form of justice.

    I’m happy for your raise. My mom has worked with the same hospital for YEARS and she got another raise. I really wish she’d be a supervisor because she’s taught other people who have become managers. The only problem is that she has no degree to support her moving up ahead, which is sad. I think there should always exceptions to things like that.

    Congrats on your book almost completing. I have written one story and I’m trying to finish the second part. Reading your testimony makes me want to hurry up and submit my story to the editor. I have been working on it since 2008 but I’m stuck O_o!

    Brenda, I think your husband will come back to you new and improved. I’m almost ashamed that I once tried to talk you out of just letting go becuase I felt you were mistreated, but I tried to turn you away from God’s plan and even that thought is frightening. But you had so much faith and now you’re getting rewarded for it. So keep us updated!

    1. No hard feelings! Things happen all the time where satan tries to step in and make things seem different than they will be. My eyes are glued on Jesus and I will not be strayed! I still need to seen you the book I have for you! I bought the envelope and everything! I love ya girl! Stay real and keep your eyes on Jesus and trust Him in all things no matter how long it seems to be taking! It is always in His perfected timing!!

  2. Blessings abundant!!! Resting is what He wants us to do, showing our faith in Him to do as He has promised! God bless you, Brenda!! Will keep you in my prayers as you adjust to the new position!! God is in control, if we will only let Him be!! 🙂

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