Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Miracle from the Streets

Today I finished reading a book about the life of Cheri Peters. It's the story of a girl who was abused and unwanted by her family, who lived on the streets from age 13 and was lost in her fears and addictions until God rescued her and taught her about His love for her. He gave her a ministry reaching out to people abused and lost in their addictions.

I love her show Celebrating Life in Recovery, and I look forward to meeting her in person someday. In the book, she shares that we are all homeless, really, since this world is not our home. Her quest to be normal was futile. She had to let that go. God shared with her that she would be normal when He comes again, and I believe that is true for all of us. Our idea of normal is not God's idea. He has better plans for us.

If I only follow one goal, I want it to be that I would daily, continually ask for more of the Holy Spirit to lead me and guide me into those better plans. John 16:13 says that He will guide us into all truth. That is my prayer for you and for me this year. May God bless you abundantly with His Spirit this year, and with the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

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