What does AWESOME mean to you?

According to dictionary.com, awesome means “causing or inducing awe; inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration or fear.”  Thesaurus.com even listed some synonyms for awesome some of which included: “astonishing, breathtaking, beautiful, impressive, majestic, magnificent, stupefying, shocking, overwhelming.”.

What does awesome mean to you?

For different people awesome would mean something different and dear to them based on their situation.  For instance, for some awesome would be becoming debt free in 2018. For someone else, awesome would be overcoming a life long illness.

For another, it could mean seeing a loved one give his or her life to Jesus Christ.  It could be getting out of poverty.  It could be as simple as passing an exam or as serious as beating death.  Awesome, is all of these things and more.

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Awesome” is a word I would use to describe an event or something in my life that has brought or brings me joy and happiness.   If I could use one word to describe awesome in my life I would say God.

God is awesome! He has been awesome to my family and me even when we were not always deserving.

At times, we overlook the little things and sometimes the big things in our lives because we get caught up in ourselves.  Self-absorbed with our strengths, our talents and our own ‘greatness’.   When we do this, we don’t acknowledge how awesome God has been and IS to us. 

All of the success we have ever achieved was because of the grace and favour of God.

  • He is the reason we are still here breathing today.
  • He is the reason why the opportunities are coming our way.
  • He is the reason we commute safely back and forth from destination to destination.
  • He is the reason we experience so much favour in our lives.
  • He is the reason we always have food to eat.
  • He is the reason death has not gotten his grip on us yet.
  • He is the reason we were able to overcome during that season or seasons in our lives when we wanted to give up.
  • He is the reason we are able to keep going even though we’re physically and mentally exhausted.
  • He is the reason our vehicles still work even though there is work to be done on them.
  • He is the reason we still have a roof over our heads when some people are forced to give up their homes because they can no longer pay for them.
  • He is the reason we still have an income even though the economic situation is a mess and people lose their jobs daily.
  • He is the reason why the enemy has not gotten his desire over our lives.
  • He is the reason we can lift our heads up in spite of the pain or trials we may be facing and still do all that we have to do.

It is not because we deserve it but because of HIS undying love for us.

It is HIS love for US that is awesome. You see even in our stubbornness, disobedience, ignorance and brokenness HE loves us as HIS sons and daughters. He only wants what is best for us.

It is HIS mercy for US that is awesome. He is quick to forgive us if we ask Him to forgive us. If we could show that same mercy to others; this world would be a better place.

It is HIS grace for US that is awesome. It is because of HIS grace we are able to be called HIS children.  It is this grace that has kept HIM close to us.

He does for us what we often cannot DO for ourselves.  He is our Father, our Protector, our Lord, our Saviour, our Deliverer and our Healing.

He is my AWESOME and He is yours too.  You just may not have realized it.

Don’t wait for sickness, loss or hardships to call out to Him.  Don’t wait for desperation to seek a relationship with Him.  Don’t wait for sorrow to let Him hear your voice.  Don’t wait for your heart to break to find Him.

He wants you to know Him even in your happiness.  He wants you to know that He loves and cares for You.

God is love. God is hope. God is life and God wants you!

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Have a blessed day.  I pray that this messages blesses someone as much if not more than it has blessed me sharing it.

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life. 🙂

Black Cat Blue Sea Award

 

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Black Cat Blue Sea Award

A special thank you to  fraziersracket for nominating me for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award.  Frazier’s Racket is a blog that’s all  about tennis and that athletes that make it amazing. Frazier is sure to give people like me who aren’t as knowledgeable in this sport great insight and information about the top players in this field and what’s going on in the world of tennis and any other “observations from a feline’s perspective” of course. 🙂

I definitely appreciate the blog’s unique style and want to encourage you to check it out. Frazier’s response to the award can be found here: Frazier’s Black Cat Blue Sea Award .

Rules of the Award

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Answer 3 questions asked by your nominator
  3. Nominate 6 fellow bloggers
  4. Ask 3 questions to your nominees

My Questions and Answers:

1. If you could share a meal with anyone living or deceased, who would it be and why?   Answer: If I could share a meal with anyone living or deceased, I would choose my twin brother.  He unfortunately died at birth and sometimes I wonder how different my life would be had he survived. Would he have been funny, easy to get along with, I just don’t know? 🙁

2. If you could take any vacation in the world, where would you go?
Answer: This is a tough one because there are just so many amazing countries out there to explore and learn.  I would have to say France.  I don’t speak a word of French but I love the language and would enjoy taking in the beautiful scenery. 🙂

3. What inspires you to write?
Answer: My desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others.  If my blog can touch just one person in a positive way and they ‘like’ or give feedback that inspires me.  I try not to focus on the numbers though but rather the message I was trying to share.  Once I feel good about it that’s all that matters. 🙂

My Nominees

  1. Dionne Williams
  2. David Jose
  3. bafikile
  4. Mbalenhle
  5. estellalynch
  6. rhythminlife

My Questions to Nominees

  1. If you could go to any period in time within your life, would you go to your past, your future or would you remain in the present and why?
  2. What is your all-time favourite movie or television series?
  3. When no one is watching or listening would you consider yourself more of a singer or a dancer? 🙂

Thanks guys in advance for participating.  If you choose however, not to participate that’s okay but I would love to see your answers. You all have good blogs with positive messages and I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and keep it up.  🙂