I don’t have much to say, except I can’t believe how far this has come.
God is so GOOD!!!!
Just over a year ago, I never in a million years would have thought that I would have started a blog.
I didn’t even know what a blog was.
I started exploring (really looking up a definition of a “blog” on line) and then found out that my best friend was starting one because she was going overseas on a year long mission trip and wanted to use a blog to keep us all updated on how she was doing.
I decided to start a blog as well. If only for her and a bit of my family and friends that I gave my blog address to.
I didn’t know what I was going to write. Maybe a few thoughts I had about things that I felt God was telling me.
I never thought that I would have connected with people all over the world. From Australia, to Canada, to all over the USA.
And here I am, still.
Over a year later (I started January 1, 2008 ) this being my 201st post.
I sure didn’t think it would come to this. I never knew that God would heal me as much as He has. I never realized that He would take me on the journey He has. I never thought that I would ever have a dream or passion again.
God has given me a passion and a dream and an inkling of something big.
I don’t know what that is, yet, exactly…
…I will probably elaborate on a later post,
once my thoughts are gathered together…
I just want to thank you so much for following along with me. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for your advice and prayers and support. Thank you for sharing your lives with me, and letting me share my life with you.
I love to journal. I love to write. I love to share what God is doing.
He is an amazing God. There is none like Him. He is the only true and living God! I am so grateful for His active work in my life… for His obvious hand at work changing me and molding me to become more like Him.
I may not be my most eloquent at this time of night.
I may not be my most awake at this time of night.
Especially after a long weekend like this one,
full of God’s work and insight and vision…
(and full of toddlers and sick husbands working 12 hour shifts all weekend, and, and, and…)
…but thank you from the bottom of my heart, all of you…
…for becoming part of my family…
…part of my life…
You bless me beyond belief… you will never know the impact you have on my life.
I praise God for you.
Above all else…. I praise God.
Thank You so much God, for changing my life so much for this year, for the suffering and the pain, and the joy and the healing. You have brought me passion and given me dreams. I never thought that I would have those things again. Last year, if someone had told me that in a year I would be in this place, I would have laughed them off, and thought they were crazy. You are so good! Thank you Jesus for the new friends I have gained through this blog and for the people that are out there that I may never know, who follow this blog, unseen by me. You know any and every one of them, intimately. Thank You Jesus that You love them enough to call to their very hearts and souls and woo them to You. I don’t need to know who they all are, but You do. I am so grateful that You are the One who oversees everything, who coordinates everything…. even all the bad stuff, and works it all for good! May You be glorified through my life, through this blog, and through every word that I write and speak. Guide my every word, guide my every thought, and keep me safe in Your hands, no matter how hard my flesh might struggle to get out of your grasp. I want to be in the very center of Your will. Keep me there. Keep teaching me. Keep molding me. Keep transforming me. Help me to be a reflection of who You are, so that when others look at me, they see You. I want my life to be nothing more than a reflection of You. If it is that reflection, it will be more than enough.
Thank You, Jesus, for filling every need I would ever have. Thank You for being enough in every and any situation. You are an amazing God, and I love you.
Thank You Jesus.
Amen and amen!