Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Beginnings

I believe that early last year, when my mind was racing with everything I wanted to do in the coming year, God gave me a sneak peak of what He wanted from me in the year ahead. He told me that 2009 would be the year that I would learn to be still and wait on Him.

I wouldn't jump in to a missions trip to Africa or South America, it wouldn't be a year that we would be able to start our adoption process...it would be a year that I would be still...and if anyone knows me, that, my friends, is a very hard thing for me to do.

My hands were tied.

I would be trapped in my situation. I was helpless and there was nothing I could do. I couldn't physically give Dan a job. I would learn that God was the only one I could look to. I would have no other choice but to wait on Him.

I surrendered, day after day.

I was broken, day after day.

On January first, I looked to God and asked Him to show me what the theme of my year would be for 2010. The day before I had gotten a very meaningful email from my father-in-law. I went back and read it a few times. He ended it with 2 Corinthians 9:8:

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

I thought on what he had written and heard: A New Beginning.

Twenty-ten will be my New Beginning: A year of restoration and refreshment. I believe that God will restore Dan's employment this year and He will restore and refresh us both for the work he has set before us. I am asking for God's sweetness in my life. That He would be gracious to me and give me the desires of my heart.

This past Sunday, I walked in to church and my father-in-law began to preach....on New Beginnings.

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