Have you ever been caught up in a heavy dust storm? They are quite the scorcher with severe wind burns, blinded by the dust and sand, even cars and people buried due to the severity of the storms whirlwind force. God the Father created us human beings from dust? This goes back to the first book in the Bible Genesis which means “Beginnings”.
“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person”. Genesis 2:7 NLT
Perhaps this past week or month was a whirlwind for you or somebody close to you. You have been feeling like there is no way out, distracted and consumed by the dizziness of the storm. The dust is flying furiously even blinding you to the point of losing focus desperately trying to find direction without a compass or any form of guidance.
Anxiety and stress are wearing you down to the point that you feel like being buried in the heavy dusty sand that was whipped up by the heavy winds.
This is not the time to surrender in the thick of the battle you face, but it’s the time to remember that the Lord is on your side and directing you through this nasty dust storm. Jesus is the perfect peace in the storm. He will never leave you or forsake you. We doubt God and ourselves when we allow our surroundings to control us even when we feel there is no escape. May faith arise in your spirit today asking the Lord to speak to the dust and calm the storm.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
Allow God’s peace to rule in your heart and mind. ‘For He will keep you in perfect peace whose mind is focused on God’ Pour out your heart, release it, and trust God through the process.
Enjoy your weekend my friend and as the dust and sand settles don’t allow the storm you face bury you!
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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