New Year, Same Great God

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Happy New Year beloveds, God saw fit that we awoke to new mercies in 2015. 2014 was a dynamic year with many highs and many lows. I lived, I loved , I traveled , I won ,  I lost, I laughed, I cried, but most of all my faith in God remained the same. I brought 2015 in at watch night service with my mom, sister , and nephew. We praised God from whom all blessings flow, and received a powerful word about being better and being patient in 2015, because God’s timing is oh so perfect. During the end of service my pastor asked if anyone attended last year’s watch night service.  Most of the congregation responded ‘Yes’, but there was a follow-up question, he then asked “Who has their card that they placed in their bible in the book of 2nd Corinthians asking God to do three things in 2014?” There was one young lady that the pastor saw and she approached, she was so full of joy because her prayers were answered. One of the things that she wanted God to do was to “Find true love” and our pastor asked her if she found true love and her response was yes in “Jesus Christ”. That right there alone was a “Won’t God do it “moment, I was overjoyed , I too fell in love with Jesus in 2014. I fell in love with a spiritual being that comforts me when I feel lonely, heals me when I am sick, and one who gives me strength when I am weak. As I look back over 2014 I learned so much about myself, I learned how to let my guard down, and I learned how forgive .

My expectations for myself in 2015, are to continue to grow in Christ , continue finding myself , being patient , and sharing my thoughts with perfect strangers. I had to learn  that I am alone for a purpose ; my purpose was to shift my focus on God and not man. Being alone shifted my energy towards God , loving myself , and evolving. I don’t have to pretend like I am something I am not, and there are things from my past that I am not proud of. God knows my heart and where I stand, so I will remain patient and continue fighting for the woman God called me to be . I was reminded that God’s word says “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:18-19). Christ has my best interest at heart and I love being with Him.

Be encouraged the best is still unwritten.