It wasn't easy but it was worth it!!
Have you ever wake up in the morning with a song on your heart and have it stuck in your mind...I mean really on.your.mind!! Can't shake it, kind of stuck.....Slowly as sleep takes a backseat and our cognitive mind begins to get in the drivers seat again, we say .....o.k. o.k. let me kick off these bed covers and find the words to this song and sing it right! Maybe God's telling me something!
Hi, I'm Novlet L. Green, aka Pastor Nov, Rev. Nov, Sis. Green, Nana Auntie Nov. ...so many alias but my favorite was 'Love', as my now deceased mother, affectionately called me!
I started this new journey ( late in life) that has been scaring the daylights out of me! I know for some of you this is the norm, it's easy, social media...talk about your life..write about your experiences!! I was use to doing that privately, one on one in a counseling session, but here I am! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy expressing myself through writing, but mainly for a grade or a degree!
What have you started, that has been such a fight.... but God??!!!
So, back to the morning song dilemma or was it a blessing in disguise! Because upon (almost) completion of this website and new Ministry in obedience to God, I felt exhausted but exhilarated! I know it sounds conflicted but if you have ever been through a spiritual fight you will understand that even though you feel beat up like Rocky Balboa in one of his fights, there is also an overwhelming sense of victory that we experience that is portrayed as Rocky ran up the 52 stone steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or as he won a fight after being rated the underdog! YO, ADRIAN!!!!
Or better yet, Jesus taking the keys of death and hell and walking out of the tomb with our victory in His hands! YO, DISCIPLES!!!
The song simply says "It wasn't easy but it was worth it".
As I found the lyrics and pondered them I realize that what our Lord and Savior Jesus was reminding me about was what He went through for us which was definitely not easy ( actually that's an understatement) and He didn't have to but He did! How can we then, not do the things He has asked us to do, after considering all He has done for us? When it's all said and done I realize that the battle wasn't mine but the victory was!
I was gently coaxed out of my areas of comfort, to a place where I had to totally trust and depend upon the Lord...again...BUT as I look back now it was totally worth it! It's still fresh so please lol..... I still remember the battle, still have some wounds, and some scars but it WAS WORTH IT ALL.
He has reminded us in His Word that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! (Philippians 4:13) The trepidation and fear that tries to overtake us as we attempt to fulfill God's will for our lives by walking in obedience, has to buckle, fall and dissipate in the presence of His grace mercy and love!
Fear can serve it's purpose to alert us,
but never to defeat us!
As I bring to a close these few words of encouragement, please remember that He promises to be with us always, and though He might not wake you up with songs as He does for me, rest assure that He will speak to you in whatever way He sees fit... so listen, watch, pray and trust that He loves you with an everlasting LOVE and will see you through to the victorious end. Don't throw in the towel, don't give up....weeping may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Your morning is dawning!
So.....until next time..next song...next thought
DO right, LIVE right, EAT right
STAY in the LIGHT....
and you'll be ALL RIGHT!! NLG
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