Tonight, as I ponder the past 12 months and the future 12 months, I am full of a heart of gratitude.
I am so grateful to be alive!
I am so grateful for a God who never leaves me nor forsakes me, who meets my every need, and no matter how bad I mess things up by getting in the way, loves me in spite of it all!
I am grateful for the love and support of a wonderful, Godly husband and my precious children. I am grateful for my mama--who understands my pits and has loved me through them all. I have the best sister-in-law too, she is one of my best friends. She and my mama are my sounding-boards and I love them to pieces!
I am so very blessed!
I don't know what God has in store for me this 2013, but I know He has plans for me! I have a willing and open heart. I want to be a vessel He works through. Things may not always be what I think I want them to be but ultimately, ultimately, I know He has my best interest at heart.
I challenge you this new year to have an open heart and ears to hear Him calling. We serve a mighty God! I cannot express in words the peace that I have in knowing Jesus Christ. He is my Calm in the middle of this storm. People say these days: "E, you are WONDERWOMAN!" and I cringe a little inside. You see, it's not ME that's super...Greater is HE that is in me than he that is in this world!!
We celebrated Christmas just a few days ago. Over Christmas break we went home and visited my parents' church. Their preacher talked about how we should have the love of Christmas YEAR ROUND, not just a few days out of the year. And if you have a relationship with Christ you share the joy of Christmas day in and day out. If you do not have the love of Christ today, I challenge you to open your heart and invite Him in today. He will fill you and sustain you all the days of your life.
I hope you and yours had a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful new year!
Happy new year and bring on 2013!!
Until next time,