Guest Post: Kelley from the Grant life

Today, you have the wonderful opportunity to hear from my friend Kelley. Kelley is a fellow Texan, momma, and woman of Christ. She has reached out to me and supported me in so many ways, and I am forever grateful. 

Kelley talks about how she doesn't blog much about her faith, but her sweet, sweet heart makes it so apparent that she has the love of the Lord inside of her.

I hope you all enjoy her post and I hope you'll take a moment to check out her blog!

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Hi Texas Lovebird friends!  My name is Kelley and I write over at the Grant life.  Over there I share crafty, thrifty, food goodness.  I run a little shop called loveables and offer my services as a virtual assistant and blog designer.  I'm also a momma to two blonde haired, blue eyed babies who are my world.  


I love that Carly talks about her faith on her blog...it's so inspiring.  I have a strong Christian faith in the real world but I tend to not share it on my blog.  I was driving the other day and thinking of prayers.  I don't know about you but my most common prayer is 'Dear Lord please take away their pain' or 'Dear Lord please make them healthy again.'  And it got me thinking that sometimes God takes these wonderful people to heaven and we get angry.  

Let's think about what we are asking for first..   
Someone is obviously in pain or not in the best health to begin with and we want God to heal them. 

The thing is, He does heal them.  

Jeremiah 30:17
"But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds," declares the LORD.

He heals them to be perfect again.. only they are perfect in His kingdom and not on earth with us.  And we get mad because that's not what we wanted.  I'm not saying that losing someone is easy [because it's not.. it sucks really] but I want to give all my Christians hope and reassurance.  

Revelation 21:4 
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

I know it's hard to see what the Lord has planned.. especially when we want the complete opposite.  This is where faith comes in.  We have to have faith in the Lord's timing and pray that we will meet our loved again.  

Faith
a : allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty
(1) : fidelity to one's promises (2) : sincerity of intentions
(1) : belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion 
(1) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2): complete trust

Believing without seeing.  Its such a simple sentence and it should be easy to do in our lives.  Should be.  I struggle every single day with my faith, not for lack of believing but because I can't see what God has planned for me.  I want to know what's on the other side of the bridge without crossing it first.  I want my loved one to always be with me and be restored to health.

Jeremiah 29:11
 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I pray every day that the Lord gives me patience to understand his will, not only for my life, but for everyone I love.  Don't worry my friends, we will meet our loved ones in heaven one day. We just have to have faith.  


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