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Shining Moments

What do you want to focus on this year?

So many things clamor for our attention

it is easy to get lost,

thrown off,

distracted.

But really only one thing matters.

Living for Christ

following in His steps

being obedient to the end.

We grab our pens and paper,

my girls and I,

and slowly write out the things

we believe that He wants us to focus on.

I glanced at my list from last year

grateful to have completed many of the things listed.

A new website up.

A trip to Maine.

Eating healthier and exercising more.

Making some new friends and trying to deepen relationships with others.

Writing this blog.

But

there is more. Always more.

Yes, this year there are new mountains to climb

and new rivers to cross.

Let’s wade out into the waters and expect great things this year.

Prayerfully

carefully I write down a goal.

It challenges me to even think about. My knees tremble. My hands sweat.

Where will I get the time?

It’s a God size dream, for sure.

How about you?

Are you listening in the quiet for His still small Voice?

Is there something you’d like to do

you sense His calling

but fear failing

Inadequacy

Limited resources

Weaknesses all over.

The adventure Hs calls us to live is always beyond ourselves;

something greater than we know we can do.

God calls us to lean on Him.

It’s that life of dependency on the Lord that enables us

to go further,

to accomplish more

to attempt greater things than we ever thought possible.

He is

and always will be

the God of the Impossible.

Exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think. Ephesians 3:20

Listen to His call and write it down.

Then step by step move forward.

I’m going to do just that. Won’t you join me on this adventure?

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart.

 

 

 

 

Shining Moments

The clock says only a few more hours of 2012

and I find my heart  beating with excitement and wonder.

Strange isn’t it at my age

to have this sense of excitement?

But like entering a new store

or reading a new book,

or even meeting some new folks

the very sense of newness stirs within me

curiosity and intrigue.

But that is not all.

My heart can sometimes shrink back in fear

longing to remain in the known.

God has promised that He will make all things new. (Rev 21:5)

Now that is what I hunger for.

A ‘fixed situation’ instead of brokenness and pain.

Healing in place of disease.

Refreshment instead of weariness.

Life

and love

and laughter.

Helpless we are without Him

but as we surrender our brokenness to Him

He will give us a new beginning.

Whatever your need today

He is more than able to give you a new beginning.

Now that’s what I anticipate.

A fresh start.

A new plan.

A Waythat works.

So with our hearts focused on Him

having Him as our vision

let’s eagerly embrace 2013.

He longs to give us gifts throughout our life.

Day by day

strength we find to meet our trials here.

Yes, strength and wisdom and help all along the way.

His wonders never cease.

Well, about 13 more hours to go now.

Let’s get down on our knees and worship the Lord of all.

Surrender our brokenness

Pour out our hearts before Him

and listen to His gentle Words of promise.

I am praying for you

that this coming year will be a time of growth for you.

Moving forward

Pressing toward the mark.

Throwing off those weights that continue to drag us down

and receiving grace for the journey.

How about it?

Are you ready?