Happy Monday ladies! It was so beautiful out yesterday and today they're predicting snow again-go figure. Crazy, isn't it. I don't know how many of you have this problem but for the last couple of weeks, I haven't been able to sleep at night. I get up in the middle of the night, go to the computer and go back to bed. Needless to say, it's had an effect on me. Last night, when I woke up I finally decided to pray instead. Let me tell you, I feel so much better-; I should've done that a long time ago. We face trials and we tend to think about them all the time, until they consume our thoughts. How is this going to work out, I don't see a way, etc. Here we go again, trusting in our own thinking instead of trusting in God. But, God's ways are higher than our ways and He has a plan. We give God our problem, then we take it back again. Why not just leave it there at His feet, trust Him and go on and do the work of God? There are bigger things in this world than you and I and our own little world. The devil would like nothing more than to have us take our eyes off of God. Remember Peter? He was able to walk on the water to Jesus so long as he kept focused on Him. As soon as he took his eyes off of Jesus and looked at the water, he began to sink. That's like us. If we keep our minds focused on Him, we'll make it. But as soon as we take our eyes off of Christ and focus on the trouble around us, we begin to sink. Don't waste your time wondering how or when, just know that He WILL. Let's get praying for people to be saved, for God to use us to minister to those in need. The Lord's return is soon, and there's a harvest to win. Don't let the troubles of this world distract you from doing the work of God. When we get our minds on ourselves and our need, we stop praying for others. Redeem the time, don't waste it. Let's stop taking two steps forward and one step back, let's keep on walking. Don't let anything hinder. Remember, it's not WHAT we go through but HOW we go through it. That's your testimony. No one said that serving God would be easy or that we'd be problem-free. But we know He'll be with us and help us through whatever happens. Look at the apostle Paul's life, it certainly wasn't easy. I'm also reminded of the story of Corrie Ten Boom. Have you read her book? She was a woman who was sent to the German concentration camps with her sister. Her sister died in the camps, yet she never stopped serving God. Even while enduring humiliation, torture and illness, she kept focused on God. And she and her sister were able to witness to so many others (even German soldiers) while there and Corrie carried on the work when she the war ended. Whatever situation you find yourself to be in today, keep your eyes on Jesus. He will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. He has a plan for your life. It may not be the plan you had, but His way is always better. What will your testimony be? Will it be that you trusted in the Lord? If you've given your life to Him, then trust Him. He'll be with you no matter what and He will not let you fall. Have a great day in the Lord!