I cant even believe CHRISTmas has again come and gone in the blink of an eye no signs of CHRISTmas in any of the stores and even in my neighborhood as fast as it all goes up it also comes down FAST!! I am amazed that as I was shopping yesterday there is ALREADY hints of Valentine's Day and St. Patty's Day things already hanging on the shelves WOW I ask that we STOP and slow down not rush into the next season of life without first REALLY pondering what 2010 has been about...so as we head into the LAST week of 2010 may we REALLY PONDER over the last year as a whole and ask ourselves; "ARE WE WHERE WE WANT TO BE, Spiritually, Relationally, in our marriages, with our children, in our friendships, with our ministries and if NOT WHY what can we do this year to have that closer walk with Thee??? I always try to have a Word of the year or a scripture something to WORK on in the next year to come a focus point instead of a New Year's Resolution for 2010 my Word was TRUST I wanted to Trust God more in every area of life He told me if I learned to REALLY TRUST Him with every part of my life NOTHING could seperate me from the Peace of God! Trusting God with every area of life was NOT easy for me especially with all the change endured this last year my niece went home out of the blue and returned to a hostile enviornment after being in peace with us for a year plus, my ex-husband returned to our lives after 15 years wanting a relationship with his two children now almost 17 and 16, my husband endured a horrible car accident in which we came to find out his health was failing at the age of 38, and then leaving our church after 5 1/2 years all very hard situations in which I was forced to put the word TRUST to the test will I really trust God 100% in ALL these circumstances??? I am thankful to answer YES I did TRUST GOD in ALL these circumstances was I perfect NO (still a work in progress) but I was able to peacefully make it through each circumstance because I chose to TRUST GOD and what HE was showing me rather then trying to do things myself or focus on the circumstance and NOT GOD!! So I am thankful to end 2010 with being able to say I believe I have learned to trust God more at the end of this year then I did at the start of 2010!!!
NOW FOR 2011- My new word or theme for this year is LOVE
I want to LOVE more with an AGAPE LOVE to understand God's never ending LOVE His perfect LOVE. My desire is to LOVE as God loves unconditionally, not based upon feelings, or appearances, or performances, but allow the LIGHT of God's LOVE to soak every part of my soul that it may spill over into every relationship in my life that all around me may know I am a "CHRISTIAN" by my LOVE!!
"And walk in LOVE, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as CHRIST loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [ for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance. [Ezek. 20:41.] Eph.5:2 Amplified Version
this is my scripture to start 2011 and we will see where the Lord takes me from here I am excited to learn to LOVE more like Christ!!! What do you want to grow in the New Year??? something to ponder as we are in the last week of 2010!! God Bless and may you end the year in the Lord and thank HIM for every circumstance in 2010!
Until Next Time,
Serving The Lord Together,