December 31, 2012.
It feels like just yesterday that I was looking forward to the new year of 2012...and now it's already over! How this year has flown by!
This was a wonderful year, filled with so many blessings from the Lord:
fun times with friends,
laughter with my family,
meeting new people,
starting up a ministry campaign,
drawing closer to the Lord,
getting my license,
making incredible memories,
and the list could go on and on.
Praise the Lord for all He has done!
Some of the greatest blessings though are the trials that the Lord has brought me through.Yes, they have been extremely painful, but the Lord has proved Himself faithful in every situation! Praise His matchless name!
About a month or two ago, I heard a song that has become my "theme song" for this year. It is so beautiful and brings me to tears, realizing how gracious my Savior has been! Through the journey of this past year, He has never left me alone! Oh, there is no one like my Beloved!
Looking ahead to a new year, there are always uncertainties and questions. But, as His children, we can rest in the gentle arms of our Shepherd, knowing that His ways are perfect; whatever happens, we are called to praise and trust in Him.
The following quote is my prayer for 2013....
"May not a single moment of my life be spent outside the light, love and joy of God's presence and not a moment without the entire surrender of myself as a vessel for Him to fill full of His Spirit and His love." Andrew Murray
Happy New Year, my friends, and may 2013 find each of us drawing closer and pressing deeper into Christ!