This year has definitely flown by. It seems as if only yesterday I was starting a new job, getting promoted and finishing my book. As I reflect on the year that is now passing, I find myself in remembrance of quite a few accomplishments. Oddly I also remember some irons that are still burning…
There were several things that I started, some that I finished, some I dropped, and some that… well…
Anyhow, so how has my year been with God? In one word? Amazing! I have had so many ups and downs, but through it all He has been present in everything. I must admit, this time last year I never expected to see myself worshipping and praising God the way I do now. So many things in my life have changed and all for the good. So I am taking the time out to thank Him for all that He’s done for me.
I now realize the magnitude of His presence in my life, and I must say, it is absolutely amazing when you can see the “artist” at work.
You probably think I’m crazy, or just rambling, but really…have you ever just stopped and looked at the things God does? When you take time out to see and not be seen, to listen, and not speak, to witness things being done instead of you being the one to do them…
God is good. When I actually stopped actively participating in trying to make things happen, and I decided to take a step back and let God do His work…Not only did He show up, but He definitely showed out!
So this was my year with God. A year where the desires of my heart were made known, and where God has began to show me He placed them there, and He will bring them to pass. In a nutshell I can proudly say, I am eagerly waiting with a heart of expectation for the next year ahead! The doors that were closed this year, were closed in order for new ones to open. And the ones that were closed by man and not God haven’t been locked! Again thank you Lord for all that you have done for me this year, and all of the things I know you will continue to do for me, and are doing in the future. I pray that everyone who reads this is blessed. Amen.
At the beginning of this week, I spoke with a friend and presented him with a challenge.
While talking I realized that this was something I myself needed to do as well! As the days went by, it wasn’t until Wednesday that I realized I had not followed my challenge! How hard could it really be? I thought this task was surely one I could conquer hands down. Sadly I failed.
So again, going into this next week, I would like to present to you, a challenge:
I challenge you, and myself, to wake up each morning, and before doing anything…brushing your teeth, washing your face, turning on the tv, or talking to anyone….talk to GOD.
I challenge you to spend your first 5-10 minutes each morning, and last 5-10 minutes each night with Him.
Do you think you can handle it? I thought I could…