Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The other afternoon, Chase came running out of his bedroom proclaiming, “Carson’s the best!” Evidently, Carson did extremely well at one of the games they were playing on their computer and Chase was quite impressed.
Chase is Carson’s biggest fan. You can always find him standing beside Carson, cheering him on in whatever endeavor he happens to be pursuing. It’s always been that way. That little guy was just a tiny little fellow and his eyes would never leave his big brother. And they still don’t.
Sidebar – Carson and Chase are not perfect little angels. They do fight, and get into trouble, on occasion. I know from some of these stories, you might think that they wear halos. They don’t. But they have good hearts. That is what Jesus sees and that is what I see.
We all need an advocate; our own personal cheerleader. I will never forget how nervous and scared I was, the first time I was going to share my testimony. Oh my goodness. I was a physical wreck! It took everything I had to get to that meeting that night. And I remember as I got in my truck and headed out and my stomach was doing flip flops, I told the Lord that He was going to have to help me with this one, cause there was just no way I could handle this on my own.
And then I got to the meeting and when I opened my mouth to start to talk, His words just flowed out of me. It was the wildest thing. It was like He was right there with me, encouraging me and giving me just the right thing to say. And He was!
And He’s not stopped. Each and every time I share the story of what He’s done in my life, I sense Him standing there beside me, cheering me on, His eyes never leaving me, saying, “You can do this Joyce!”
It’s been the coolest adventure, with Him encouraging me every step of the way!
Father, thank You for being my own personal cheerleader. You surely have known how much I needed one and You’ve never missed a game or even a practice!
I Love You Jesus.
In Your Name I Pray,
God Bless You!