Wednesday, December 31, 2014

...but God!

The last day of 2014!

All I can say at this point is WOW! It was a year filled with so many experiences, some were amazing, some were good, others were not so good and then there were some that were straight up ugly. Writing this blog was an amazing daily reminder that no matter where I am in my life and how I may feel in the moment, there is always something to be thankful for.

As the year comes to a close and as I write my last entry of this blog, I find myself sitting surrounded with family and friends whose love and support are just beyond belief, reflecting on my life up until this point, all I can say is...BUT GOD!

In so many ways my life could have ended up in a ditch, 100 times over, but God...more than ever I am beyond thankful for His presence in my life, even when I had no clue of who He was - He knew me and He loved me even then. Even in the moments when I thought I was alone and there was no solution, He always provided an answer or a way out, He kept bringing me a little bit closer to Himself and towards discovering my purpose. Through so may mistakes and attacks from the enemy, He never let go, He never stepped away, always fighting my battles, always inserting supernatural glimpses of hope in my heart. Over and over He brought people into my life that became closer than friends, more like family, over and over proving how loving He is and that all good things come from Him, that He is the Father to the Fatherless!

Although there are still so many things that I pray He would reconcile and bring to completion, I celebrate how far He has brought me and how much He has blessed me. I am walking into the New Year ever more confident of His love and His presence in my heart and my life, seeing the evidence all around. I am overwhelmed with His love and what He continues to show me each and every day.

My prayer on this last day of 2014 is that He would use me and my story to bless and empower others, allowing me to be the outpour of His love and mercy; that I would be the branch stretching from the Vine, ever so willing to be pruned and groomed by His hands. I surrender to His will and pray that He would mould me into the person He created me to be, conforming my will to His daily.

It is my joy to honour You, Lord! As I step out in faith into this New year, in complete obedience, trusting Your guidance, I ask that You lead me to where You want me to go, compelled to do Your will. I am thankful that nothing is wasted with You, Lord. Through it all it has always been about You! With You I know I can confidently walk into the future unafraid...

...and for that I am thankful!

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