Friday, January 1, 2010

twenty-ten is here...

Happy New Year!!!

I am thrilled that 2010 is here with us. For the past week I have been anticipating its arrival. Normally, new beginnings make me a bit uneasy but God makes all things new and is calling me to forget the past and press on. I’m pressing on!

When I began this blog, I shared with you that the Lord had promised me to do a new thing in and through my life, this blog being one of them, but not all of it. I have been seeking the Lord through prayer, in His word and through godly council. All in all, I haven't heard from the Lord what is to me a clear answer. Not knowing what the Lord had planned for me was a bit scary and frustrating all at once. And though I still am uncertain as to what is His perfect will in a specific area, I believe that He is slowly walking me through it. And not knowing is ok.

As I wait on the Lord to give me a green light or a red light I find myself growing in trust. In my searching and seeking, in my calling out to Him I have drawn closer to Him and experienced Him drawing closer to me. Waiting is good. One thing He has made clear to me is that as I am still, He will perfect and prepare me for what is ahead, whatever that may be. Psalm 4:8 is how I feel: I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

On a different note. This past Tuesday, last year you could say lol, God opened my eyes to something so great that I could have never seen coming. Have you ever prayed for something for so long, that praying for it is just becomes routine and not heartfelt? For about 3 years now I have been praying for a very specific work to be done. With each passing day, my zeal was vanishing- I had forgotten who I serve! This week the Lord answered that prayer in the most bizarre way.

At a snail's pace I am understanding why God has me in this waiting process. All this to say that I am eager for what God has in store for me, for you this 2010. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-22)

If you are waiting on God, enjoy the waiting process. It is a beautiful place to be in. It is in that place of being still that we can know God for who He is- holy!

Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Psalm 112:4

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mmm...such a beautiful place to be. I am slowly learning that the only time I TRULY trust in the Lord is in the waiting room....

Several years ago I went through the same thing (well I'm still going through it)...wondering and waiting on God as he revealed some very specific things to me one night. I went on to write my husband a letter that very night sharing what God had revealed...I wrote about it here...

Well if you read the story, you will see where I ended up, thinking that was the answer to that very specific encounter I had with God on March 9, 2008. However, now I know God's ways are SO MUCH higher than mine...and His specific promises to me haven't even begun to be I wait, with even more anticipation and joyful expectancy. Here I had thought God had "landed" my plane and would carry out his promises and now I see that was just a layover.

It's all together too amazing how God works in our lives and what an awesome God we serve, that He woos us to Him each and every day as we seek Him more and more! Can't wait to see all that God does in your life.

Happy New Year!

Your sister in Christ,

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