March 2, 2014

All Things New…

She’s away at college.

She’s got a heavy study load this semester in addition to the navigating through of all things college life.

I get this text from her yesterday: So I wrote a blog.

She doesn’t have time to write anything other than what’s required of her, so I know this is big.

I read it, cry and then…I THANK GOD.

Thank Him for “circumstances” that cause us to cling to the TRUTH.

Thank Him for reminding me that He’s in control and I’m not.

Thank Him because even though I long for her to suffer not, it’s in the midst of the breaking, tears, trials and the struggle where God does His greatest refining in the fire. 

And most of all…Thank Him because SHE GETS IT…though a constant work in progress as we all are…SHE’S HIS. She’s been made NEW…And that’s all that matters!

 

 

March 1, 2014

Often times God moves in great ways through simple circumstances.

I woke up this morning, grabbed my journal, a pen and began to write.

Now here I am. Exactly where I believe God wants me.

 

New month!!!

New journal!!!

Thank You Lord, for all things NEW!!

Thank you for ends because they lead to beginnings.

The beginning of something greater, grander than anything I could ever dream!

I know and believe that on THIS day- March 1, 2014, You, Mighty God, are starting a NEW work in me!

 

Out with the old… in with the new.

Out with fear… in with courage.

Out with worry… in with trust.

Out with discouragement… in with praise.

Out with every chain… in with endless freedom.

Out with wondering… in with knowing.

Out with chaos… in with peace.

Out with concern for tomorrow… in with living for You today.

Out with death… in with LIFE!!!

 

Jesus, You have called me to live this day.

To walk with my head lifted high because I know Whose I am!

I will not follow the lies of this world but will be transformed by the renewing of my mind.

I will keep my eyes and ears open, ready to listen and respond to You. Because You alone bring life – abundant, everlasting life!!

Lord… I will live this day, and remember that I cannot do it alone.

I need You!

You are my strength!

 

I know this road will not be easy, but I CHOOSE this road because it’s the one that leads to You, to eternal life.

Lord, even as I sit here writing, You remind me that this is Your road.

That You knew before time began that I would choose to follow You all the days of my life.

Even if I am surrounded by people who take the detour…

Jesus, I will still follow You. I will follow You because I know and love You.

Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light.

You bring peace.

You bring life.

Apart from You I am nothing.

Lord, I believe that You are making all things new.

I am new and I am free!

And I walk into this day with confidence in who I am because of who You are.

Be encouraged by the God who makes all things NEW!