Monthly Archives: May 2017

Words aren’t enough…

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I’ve been at a loss for words the last few days, yet I’ve been bursting to express how in awe I am of God, His love and the way He has worked in my life and the life of my family.  I realize there could never be adequate words to express my gratitude and amazement because my finite mind cannot fully understand or grasp all of who God is and how He acts in my life, in our world. Yet, I need to try in my small way because I want others to know God is the source of anything good in my life. 

We have come to the end of a long part of life’s journey as our oldest has completed his Masters and teacher licensure, our youngest has graduated high school and passed her state boards for cosmetology, and our house has sold. God has opened doors for me to begin a career in the field for which I’ve studied and our offer for a home has been accepted.  Life isn’t perfect, but God is opening new chapters in our lives that we hadn’t really expected, but for which we had hoped. 

In the past six months or so, God has been teaching me more and more that I can trust Him, no matter what. I owe everything and all of me to Him  He has called me to surrender fully to Him since I was a teen, and I have, yet He calls me to a deeper surrender over and over …. I give each and every part of me over to Him; the more His Spirit reveals, the more I give Him control , and He shows me again that I can trust His transforming and leading in my life , in all of it. It is well with my soul, no matter what lies ahead in this journey.  

However…right now, these days, I am truly rejoicing and in awe of His work in my life.  I desire to honor Him for all He is and all He is doing, so much more than I had imagined for this time….I had hoped and dreamed, but never imagined it would all happen as it is. 

Thank You Abba. Thank You Lord. Thank You sweet Spirit. 

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Life goes on…

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It’s been two weeks since I completed my 💯 day journey towards joy. I can honestly say that my heart is full of joy as an underlying current of each moment, no matter what is happening on the surface.  There has been a change in me because of my intentional search for joy. I am more aware of that undercurrent of joy and it inspires me to fight for it and fight against all that might otherwise defeat me. 

This isn’t to say life has been easy, quite the contrary. In fact, the last few weeks have been some of the toughest I’ve ever faced, with physical exhaustion, emotional stresses, being letdown by people, and financial challenges.  God truly has been my “ever-present help in times of trouble ” and I can’t help but feel joy in my spirit as I experience His presence in the midst of troubles.