Grandmother Beth's Journal Writings
Don't be afraid my dear Son...
place each decision in His hands - and trust.
Always let your heart & soul lead you - after you sincerely pray.
If the rational and logic of the mind seems to confuse you - then pivot
away from the snare of that confusion and lift your eyes to God; in faith,
place your life & tomorrows in His providence. If we ask Him to open the
doors we should enter & close the doors we should not enter - He will
do just that ... while we wait for His leadership - each hour, one day
at a time.
My Son ... consciously determine to turn your thoughts toward eternal
values ... ever mindful to carefully weigh each aspect, and every
condition that face you in your decisions ... by the scales of "what
will please my Lord the most" ... "what will keep my soul in touch with
God and ready for heaven" ... and, you will discover the way is made
quiet simple by these eternal tests.
Then, when the hard times come ... and they will come to all of us ... it
is the way of life - You can find strength and a sure foundation on which
to stand - giving you strength in life’s struggles. You will find balance
and conviction, followed by the peace which comes from knowing God,
and His truths and purposes were the stronghold of your decisions. The
truths of God's Word becomes the rock we can stand on in the storm...
until the morning calm fills our lives and souls again.
All of this ... I claim in faith for you.... knowing I am writing the truth
of God's word. "Seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things
will be added unto you." Luke 12:31 When we read this chapter
we find that Jesus addressed the fears of man ... one by one...
naming them ... then summing up the situation with this promise.
Simply, my son ... by yielding our minds, heart & soul.. our days
and years into His hand ... praying always that He forgives us for our
failures and sins - and will hold us close to Him; seeking His guidance
...and placing our life in his Hands ... seeking Him to lift our thoughts,
that they might be as His thoughts ... to help us speak the words He
would have us say ... entreating Him to give us love and compassion
for those around us ... even as He loves and gave His life ... even unto
death for us.
Thus ... the seeking of God for our lives ... And, dearest son ... He
will fill your life with love and peace that passes all understanding.
I love you
Journal ... Letter to Son ... March 2000