Verse of the Day

"A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."

~Proverbs 18:24

Today's Devotional Thought

March 31, 2011 by Wendy Foreman


Defining Moments

Have you had a defining moment in your life, that moment when everything changed for you? It seems that most defining moments are negative. Why is that? Could it be that when those negative moments come along we realize what we are made of and how God can strengthen us?

Think back to your defining moment, if you have one. Did you know it was your defining moment when you were in it? Sometimes it is obvious that you are in a defining moment and sometimes I believe that you may not know it until you come through it.

My defining moment forever changed my life and I am not the same person. I am stronger, closer to the Lord and more confident in who I am and in the gifts and talents that I have been given. When I faced my defining moment I had no one to turn to that could fully understand what I was feeling except for the Lord. I had moments of not understanding what I was facing or why. I didn’t know how I was going to make it through and where I was going to be at the end of it. I was constantly in the Bible and praying for strength. I was reading everything I could get my hands on that would encourage me and strengthen me to face each day. I found in those moments how strong I was and how good God was. He placed in my life people I knew were praying for me and who would give me scriptures to read and songs to listen to. That defining moment has helped me to embrace life and has given me tremendous faith in my Lord.

Maybe you are in the midst of your defining moment. My advice to you is to cling to the one who can give you what you need to face this moment in your life. I know it is painful and that you possibly feel alone, but there is one the Bible tells us that sticks closer than a brother. I believe that person to be Jesus. Many of us have great friends on this earth whom we love dearly but ladies there is only one who truly knows us and feels our pain and that is Jesus. Ask yourselves what does he want you to learn through this defining moment, this time of pain and heartache? Be still before Him and listen, read the Scriptures and pray.

You will get through this ladies. I promise you will.

Memorize this verse today:

"A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
~Proverbs 18:24

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