2014 It has to be better than 2013

Here I sit with the Word of God opened and a gentle reminder to me to

"Look to The Lord and His strength; seek His face always."  Psalm 105:4 -This verse will be my verse for 2014.

Not humility from James 4:10, to "Humble yourself before God and in due time He will lift you up."  The verse from James was my verse for years.  I think I have eaten more humble pie in the past three years, with seven surgeries than anyone I know.  I realize it could be so much more pie.  I realize I could have a terminal illness or an uncurable disease.  I realize that.  I am just stuck in a rut and fear has captured me.  But no longer.  I am starting January 2014 with purpose.

I am going to put my relationship with God first.  My health second, with a very close runner up - my relationship with Steve.  I am well aware that in only a few years time, our boys will be off to college and I am set apart to do great things for Christ.  I have to use these next days, weeks and years to prepare for the second half of our parenting journey, and my ability to be used by God.

In 1 Peter 5:6, God tells me yet again - "Humble yourself therefore, Tracy under God's mighty hand and in due time, He will lift you up."  It's a promise.

I trust God.  Now to act on that trust in a way, that I've never responded before.  By looking to The Lord, daily.... trusting His strength, not mine.  And searching for His face always.

I started this blog, hopefully as a book preview.  God placed the title "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Finish Line", and I am guessing this blog will help me orangize my thoughts in preparation for penning either a book or a talk to women.  I miss speaking often and I know that God doesn't waste a hurt, and I know that He will not waste mine.

Here's to starting out 2014, January 2nd on the right note.  

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Comments (2)

  1. seekingtructh

    LET FAITH ARISE!!! thank you for sharing!

    January 02, 2014
  2. sivole

    I AM WITH YOU SISTER!!

    January 09, 2014