What an incredible life we get to lead. We live during a pivotial time in history where God is doing amazing things. In a time full of darkness, I have seen things that give me hope.
The thing that makes me giggle, and I am very grateful for is that God does not forget our prayers even when we forget. This year I was reminded of how I prayed to be surrounded by people who pray big prayers and believe God more than a decade ago. This year I was surrounded by a church standing up to do that exact thing. It is exciting and scary at the same time. It is exciting to watch God work, yet it is scary as you step on that limb and walk toward the edge.
This has been a transition year for me as I teach my daughter to adult and begin my own personal journey. I am thankful for the blessing God has given me in both areas. Again, I was surprised at what I could do when I surrendered to God’s leading.
I am so grateful for phenomal the people God placed in my life this year. They have been His Hands, His Feet, His Voice, His Encouragement, His Strength and much more. My favorite moment was when I couldn’t hear. I didn’t have insurance. I didn’t have cash. Some folks I love stepped in the gap.
If you never need anything, and no one ever helps you, you will miss the mightiest blessing of all. It provides for a need, but what it does for the heart is more powerful.
But the thing that gives me hope is that people are seeking God. They are not seeking a church or a minister, but the One who Created the Universe. I sit in BSF and wonder where did all these women come from. There are so many new women, I seldom see the people I have known for years. This gives me hope.
Twitter gives me hope. Unlike the rest of the world that puts up with nonsense, twitter will take a stupid idea and beat it with a baseball bat. Like the word of God, it is a sword that separates joints and marrow, soul and spirit. In 140 characters, it reveals the heart of the writer. I met some amazing hopefilled hearts on there.
My prayer this year has been, if I ask for bread, the Lord will not give me a stone. He has been faithful. I am thankful. I praise Him for the journey..
I wish you and yours the best of Thanksgiving,
Peace and Hair Grease