It is what it is

It is what it is.”  This is a favorite of my mom’s.  When discussing her health, a not so good night’s sleep or her caregiver giving her something she doesn’t particularly like for supper, she says.  “It is what it is”.  My sister and I now say this as well when things don’t go the way we’ve planned, or the weather is not what we want it to be or we are at the grocery store when we realize we have left our grocery list at home. Sometimes you just need to shrug it off knowing, it is what it is, period.  Oh yes, we laugh about it afterwards and we move on because in all reality we understand that we don’t always get our way.  But think about it, if you always did get your way, I wonder how many of us would be truly grateful or would we eventually take it for granted thinking our lives are better than all the others who have to carry the inconveniences of a not so perfect life.  God knew what He was doing when He so lovingly created us.  Some things we have control over, but others we do not, and ultimately God is the One who plans our way and directs our steps.  He also knows that life is not about being given every desire we have, but it is serving Him and doing so with a grateful heart, on good days and bad days.  (At least we call them bad days) but they all serve to fulfill His plan, bringing Him honor and glory as well as working towards our own best interest. We learn to pray with-in His will, longing to follow His ways and becoming the people He desires us to be.  It all works together for good. Romans 8:28

 So as this new year unfolds may we all ask for His guidance and not complain about all of life’s irritants.  Life isn’t always rosy and the sun doesn’t always shine, so the next time you get caught in a rain storm walking home, look heavenward and smile because after all, “It is what it is”.

Then when you get home, dry off and have yourself a cup of coffee.  You are loved!

About myjourneywithjesus2017

Hello! My name is Sheree, and this is just a little about myself.  I am a mom, grandma, sister, aunt, daughter, sister-in-law and wife.  I enjoy baking and am presently baking at a family restaurant in my hometown of about 11,000.  I enjoy the computer, writing, love animals, good coffee and have a sweet tooth that never dies!  I also am a homebody, and enjoy spending time with my family.  I have 6 children of my own, 3 step children, and  14 grandchildren. I am married to Joe, (my second marriage) and we both enjoy being outdoors on nice days.  He enjoys the woods, while I enjoy my small deck with a shade tree. Every once in a while one of the kids or grandkids will stop by to brighten my day.  My husband and I both are Green Bay Packer fans, and attend an awesome church with an awesome Senior Pastor and staff. I am interested in Bible Prophecy and love Christian music, my favorite band being Casting Crowns, though there are so many great songs out there, I could never name them all.  Music connects me to God in such a personal way, mostly because they express what my heart has felt so many times. Lastly, I’m not rich, beautiful or famous and those have never been my goals, but I have a heart for God, and I have so many instances where He has moved and worked in my life.  Some of those times, I hope to share with you.  I know Jesus lives, and I know I will go to heaven when I am called ‘home’.  I also know without a doubt that He loves you more than anyone else.  You were on His mind as He hung on the cross, because you were the reason He was there.  I am the reason He was there, and so is every person on earth the reason He was there.  I want people to know there is hope.  There is always hope.  The only time when hope is gone, is if  you ever find yourself totally separated from God, after your death.  I pray that never happens and you can be sure it doesn’t.  Your soul will be saved if you say the sinners prayer, and you mean every word.  If you are looking for love, forgiveness, peace and eternal life, you need to look no further than the cross on which Jesus died for you.  He was raised on  the 3rd day and He has an awesome future in store for all those who believe.  Don’t wait until it’s too late. Sinners prayer-  “Dear Lord, I come to you in repentance of my sin.  I believe you died for me, rose again and you live today.  Please cleanse my heart and help me to live for you.  Thank you for forgiving me.  I surrender my life to you, and receive you as my personal Lord and Savior.  Amen.”
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