Believe it or not…

View from outside my window

Good morning and Happy New Year ☃️

As the snow falls and covers all things, my prayer today is that all things fresh and new will cover every person dear to me this year.  Not just to the loved ones in my life but to all people!  May all sicknesses and sadnesses be covered and replaced with fresh new hope, new eyes to see, and new hearts to receive all that God has purposed for us! 

He is the one who sends us the beautiful snow. And only in Him will we find true peace. I hope that all those who I love ❤️ will seek the Only One who can answer their hearts’ cry.

““But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”

Jeremiah‬ ‭17:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

‭Some people look at the snow and only see the science behind it.  To me, that is very sad.  I, and many others, see a beautiful Creator at work. One who cares about us and provides everything we need while we are here on this earth. We will not be here for long. Whether you are a newborn or 100 years old, life is like a snowflake that melts as fast as it hits the ground.  Why do people walk around arrogantly as though they can control their own destiny?  If only we would stop and truly look within and see how absolutely fragile we are.  Yet, stubbornness reigns most of the time!  

Like this beautiful horse below, much work is needed to feed, groom, and train him, but afterward, he can be a wonderful friend to adults and children alike. They can even sit on his back and be taken for a joyful ride. Or, he can be a healing friend to handicapped children who cannot walk.   

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

How can anyone see the sheer beauty all around us every day and not see the beauty of our Creator? He has put part of himself into all He has made!  Yet, we are His highest and most splendid creation.  He breathed His own life into us!

“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I honestly can’t understand why it’s so difficult for people to believe that God breathed life into us when seeing all that is around us, especially now that we have so much more knowledge of how things work in the universe, the earth, and our incredible bodies! Science will never be able to truly and fully explain or satisfy the questions many people have about him and about life. That is where Faith is the only route to take.

God explains everything through the words he inspired men to write long ago, what we know today as the Holy Scriptures (Bible), and through his Son, Jesus, when we develop a personal relationship with Him.

Of course, we can choose to believe this or not.  He will never force anyone to believe in Him or to love Him back.  That’s our choice.  Every single day of our lives we are given another chance to turn to Him and seek Him. We are not guaranteed this whole day either. We can die at any moment and we all know this. We just don’t want to think about it. Yet, if we do, it would bring total freedom from the things that drag our hearts down. 

True joy is knowing the blessed hope of our future after this lifetime. It is knowing that we are safe, covered by His grace and that nothing can harm us or take us out of His Hand. It is knowing that we have a purpose and a reason for being alive right now!

To bring joy to my Father in Heaven is where I find my joy! To make Him smile is my purpose. My heart belongs to Jesus of Nazareth, in Him is the fullness of our Creator; He is the One and only true God!   

16 thoughts on “Believe it or not…

  1. jomari65

    God is so gracious and good. “for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”- Matt 5:45. I choose to believe in God and the gift of Jesus! I love this quote, “True joy is knowing the blessed hope of our future after this lifetime.”- we will have the best retirement ever! beautiful devotional! Continue to write and share your prayer warrior heart. Love ya.

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  2. 1magemaker

    Amen 🙌🏾! I love this reminder about our lovely creator. Everything He made is good! I love His reminders all around us. Even the very air that we breath..that we can not see is a reminder. Forever in His presence!

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  3. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    Most beautifully expressed and straight to the heart and soul of what God is saying to all of us! You have in my humble opinion hit the ball out of the park! I don’t say that to give accolades as though you seek patronizing or any build up, because yes, I’ve been around the track quite a few times, and I can tell immediately you are not such a person and I don’t know you other than by what you did here in expressing God’s truth that is all around us, in the midst of so much rampant evil. God’s Truth is Plain and Simple to see, it is so much in fact that the simplest of minds can comprehend His intentions and purpose for us!

    But far too many in this world especially in this generation are not willing to see this Truth and would rather be high and haughty being popular or getting lots of things to showoff and be somebody in the eyes of the collective manmade world putting all of that before Jesus; the “Crooked Ways of the World,” which is their Master and we who are enlightened by God’s Truth know who that Master of this material world really is! That is a basic fundamental block of Truth Stone, to build from and to build on such a Rock, will never disenfranchise the builder from the Creator of all things!

    I just wrote out a strenuous part of my inner heart and gut to share with a reader and hopefully anyone else that needs to pause and take into account what is really going on! And, there is far more going on than meets the eye in this present out of control human race, because, so many of the worst persons are in control of the rest, and, those “rest” are in big trouble because they are not really listening to God, which as you have pointed out clearly is crucial!

    There has always been this problem I speak to here in my comment; out amongst the people from the beginning, but, this particular time we are in is exponentially worse off I believe, because of the technology and science that too many have used to replace God with; all of which is making for a juicy sandwich that the Devil is going to take a big bite out of!

    For now I would like to share this additional writing I offered today in another posting reblog, which I repeat here with the same intent of hopefully sharing a bit of honest insight and truth about the most pressing problem before the human race as I understand it! Amen.
    God bless you and yours!

    Thank you for this exquisite publishing of needed insight and truth for anyone who will listen to the One and only “Great” voice, and is willing to see God’s Truth!
    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

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      1. I’m thankful that I can help in any way. You’re very welcome and as I said your writing and inspiration are powerful and touched me as having the ring of truth, but moreover you present each point made with very good Biblical verification.

        As I see the current world we are in, there is far too much straying from that truth and even multitudes that are not seeing that Jesus Christ is what He said, “The Way the Truth and the Life” and no one comes to the Father but by and through Him; Jesus is the only way to Salvation! I want to share another fairly recent posting that speaks to this one point very concisely and I incorporated it with other directly pertinent information which is so very inspiring to me as I hope it can be for you and anyone who is interested! I hope that you or anyone you think can benefit by it will have this opportunity to check it out and even comment if possible.

        Thank you again very much for recognizing this effort and offering this fine posting on your blog.

        I pray with you!
        Bless you and yours!

        ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life’

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  4. Marybeth Curiazza

    Beautiful! The holy Spirit is doing such beautiful work in you Jackie

    On Sun, Jan 16, 2022, 3:20 PM Jackie’s Journaling Journey wrote:

    > Jackie Vilardo posted: ” View outside my window Good morning and Happy New > Year [image: ☃] As the snow falls and covers all things, my prayer today > is that all things fresh and new will cover every person dear to me this > year. Not just to the loved ones in my life but to all” >

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