2012 is just a couple of hours from now......and as I reflect on 2011 I am overwhelmed with gratitude. 2011 was a big year for me - It was not all perfect and there were a few speed bumps along the way.....But overall it was AMAZING! It was amazing from the inside out....does that make any sense at all??
A year when I started to understand and believe promises made and then seeing those promises kept in my life. A year that my heart and my life were transformed. Moments like sitting at a red light with tears filling my eyes and running down my face...as I realize for the first time, maybe ever in my life, that my heart was truly full of joy, or when I realized that what I thought was maybe God speaking to me....actually was God speaking to me. Learning the difference between having faith and being faithful, and that He created me to be exactly who I am...flaws and all. Learning to take the back seat while listening and seeking His will for my life (which by the way is not something that comes easy to this control freak) and being taken on an amazing journey that has begun to heal a wounded person, heart and soul. 2011 was an amazing year for me filled with growth, understanding, blessings, love,& joy!!!!
I encourage any of you out there that might have that pull on your heart...you know that whisper that is leading you to pick up the bible, look into returning to church, talk to a friend about their relationship with God.....I encourage you to LISTEN to the whisper, and REACT to that pull! It is scary....believe me, I had all the fear in the world...I was not sure how to start my journey, I was afraid of what I might have to give up, and in a lot of ways scared that some how my sin, that just me was so far short of what was needed to have a relationship with God that I would be rejected. But take it from me YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!!! Listening and reacting to that pull/whisper will one day be something you look back on with a huge smile and tears of joy! My surrendering to God and opening my heart to Him is the single best thing I have ever done in my lifetime - and to be honest I want everyone to have what I have! Seek Him and you WILL find him and you will never regret it!!
As for my 2012 - I am excited!!!! I will make plans and goals for this new year but most importantly I will continue to keep my eyes on my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I will seek and pray for His will for my life to be done first because I know that His plan for my life is greater then anything I could ever imagine!
Here is to a very happy & blessed New Year!! Cheers!!!