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.