Monday, January 6, 2014

First Post of the New Year ... What a let-down. And some things God's teaching me.

2014 is here and I have no fresh thoughts or observations.

All I am is expectant. 
Expectant about what God's going to do in me and through me this year. Expectant at what He's going to do in the lives of my husband and children. Expectant at what He's going to do period.

Problem is ... Sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees.

I become overwhelmed. I question how God can use me anyway.

Whoa. What a downer. (way to divert there)

I know God has something in mind through everything going on in my life and He's teaching me so much in this season.

I'm learning more about His love. Learning that He loves me just because I'm His daughter. That's it. No work necessary. (This is a hard one for me.)

I'm learning about open and closed doors. Our pastor preached a great message on this this past Sunday (soon to be up on . I'm pretty sure God told Him to preach it just for me.

I'm learning to always have a searchable heart and that my motives are not always pure, but man, I want them to be.

I'm learning that dreams that bring glory to God are always good dreams. He honors those.

I'm learning that God can use a misfit like me and I'm thankful for that.

Through this season, I have clung to this one song. I sing it and meditate on the lyrics daily.
"And this hope is an anchor for my soul ..."

I am thankful that Jesus is the ONE hope that I can hold on to and that He CANNOT fail me. Ever.