Well, 2014 has come and gone.
That makes me very happy for two very different reasons.
One because, well, on the outside it wasn't a stellar year for us. It was a very hard year and I am glad to see it go. And two, because on the inside it was an amazing year where God used my circumstances to mold and shape me into more of what He wants me to be. Where He proved to my heart that He is my Jehovah Jireh...my provider....and I can't wait to see what He has for me in 2015.
I have been working on a post about our Christmas, but I just can't seem to find the words to describe how special it was. It did not turn out at all like I had planned, it was crazy and sometimes hard...
..and yet it was so....perfect.
Maybe it's just something I need to keep in my heart to ponder and remember.
So, on to 2015.
I am not one to make resolutions and last year I joined others in my on-line community and started looking for one word that God wanted me to think on through out the year.
This year, the word I'm choosing is TRUST.
I have never in my life been in a situation where I have had to trust God like I am now. A complete trust. Everything that I felt I could control has been ripped out of my hands over the last year and now I find myself in a place where all I have is my trust in God. Trust that He has a plan and that He knows what is best for me. Trust that I don't have to figure out what He is doing but just follow Him (thanks for that reminder Lisa) Trust that He is going to take care of me and not waste one moment of what I am going through.
I have also felt the Holy Spirit leading me this year to memorize 24 verses that relate to TRUST. This is daunting for me....I am not good at memorizing at all. But I know this is something I am supposed to do. So I am joining Beth Moore in her Siesta Memory Scripture Team 2015.
This first verse I chose is:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
I am currently working on finding the other 11 verses that the Lord wants me to memorize this year. Do you have a favorite verse on TRUST?
So, I start 2015 trusting....
* God in my circumstances!
* that when I doubt, He will remind me to trust!
* He has a plan, though I can't see it!
* that right now I am exactly where I am supposed to be!
* that I'll be able to memorize 24 verses!
And trusting that come 2016,
I will know my God deeper than ever before.
And because of my trust in Him, I will be more like Him and right where He wants me.