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Topic: Beginnings (05/31/04)
TITLE: Toward a New Beginning
By Ann Marie Lindenmeyer
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Now it was time to start a new beginning. Her new life was waiting for her to jump right in and renew her spirit that she had lost. She still had faith that God led her out of the situation she had been involved in, a marriage that had always been controlling. It was so different out on her own, but she felt free. She hadn't realized how much of her own self she had given up. No wonder God had led her into an opposite direction, she thought.
The closer she had come to God over the past year, the more He seemed to point her away from her stifling marriage. She had been so confused because she thought divorce was not the Christian thing to do. She realized that He knew if she stayed she could never truly be herself, the way He had created her. She looked back now and saw how all the pieces fit together. It was perfectly orchestrated by Him, just as He had planned. She had the faith that this was the right thing. Every time she had prayed over the past months, He answered her quickly and surprisingly, and it was not always what she had expected.
She sat that morning listening to the birds and felt the peacefulness of her new place. She no longer felt the overwhelming stress in her home like the old home once harbored. It helped keep her mind and body at ease. She praised God for the wonderful guidance He had given her. It had taken her some time to find her way, but He finally did help her get to the point she was at right now.
There were many decisions to make, but she had time to make them at her own pace. She had lost her spirit, her hope, and herself, for so long. There were so many things to begin again and she was ready to embark upon them. It was her time now to think for herself, feel for herself, and make the decisions that lied ahead with the guidance from her one true Master. With Him, she knew all things were possible.
She drew in a deep breath to feel once again the peace and comfort surrounding her now. She said a quick prayer and got up to face the day ahead. He was by her side through it all and she knew He always would be.
Copyright 2004, Ann Marie 'Ree' Brown.