Today I’m a guest on the Focus on the Family broadcast. We are talking about how to reframe the difficulties we face in our life.
Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/yg4nS1
Interestingly, they pulled one quote from my interview, and you’ll see below (on the graphic they designed) which one they chose.
It’s true that I believe one of the best ways to reframe life’s difficulties is to recognize that God is with you right now. He is either doing something in you, or around you, or through you (sometimes all three)– and He’s using what’s happening (or not happening) in your life to position you for what is ahead. YOU may be focused on what you wish was happening or what might happen. But God is in the here and now. And He has something for you here and now that He doesn’t want you to miss.
I must confess that I don’t remember a lot of the conversation that happened when I did the interview with Jim Daly and John Fuller:
But I knew when the conversation finally aired, it would connect with the particular people that God wanted to touch. God is the master of timing, and He will be able to encourage people today in this interview with the exact words they need. This is the God I trust. This is the God I write about. And His work in the here and now is the focus of one of the lenses I talk about in my book. The 9 minute video excerpt below talks about that lens, and is part of the brand new video series that accompanies the book.
May God use words from today’s broadcast (or the video excerpt below), to pull you OUT of the past or future, and bring you INTO the now.
That way you won’t miss it if He has something He wants to say to YOU.
(these videos are for previewing only and can be purchased on this website, or found on Right Now Media if you subscribe.)
Heard you on the radio, really spoke to me, confirming that my life is prep for His purposes, even if I spent MANY years believing otherwise.
My fire is kindled by teaching single mom’s who are in desperate straights (I was one), by believing their circumstances can help them get a job, keep it and deal with unrealistic expectations of all kinds.
My desire is to write about my life with my daughter who is 47 and was born deaf with cerebral palsy. She had no communication until she was 6 and then very limited.
She took me right to the foot of the cross and was the greatest gift I ever got that I did not want. She taught me how to love. God has told me I should be more like her.
Another desire is to speak to other parents of DD children.
Thanks for sharing you story. It is all about the stories.
Hi Linda, I hope you will check out my video series that goes with my new book, session 1 has an incredibly inspiring and moving video of my friend Chris who has cerebral palsy. Thank you for writing- and all the best to you! You are right, it’s all about the stories!!