Spiritually this has been a great year. I've learned so much about myself.
Especially when we hit our trials.
I remember a time when things would happen and I'd look for someone to call. Someone to talk my problems over with. Someone who would just listen.
This year? That didn't happen.
This year I learned that praying about a situation can do more good than talking to anyone EVER could.
This year I learned that I'm stronger in God that I realized I was.
This year I learned that I'm still weak in some areas.
This year when the heat REALLY got turned up and I didn't know what to do, before I even THOUGHT about doing ANYTHING I got on my knees and prayed. I mean called out to God like never before.
This year I learned what "peace that passeth all understanding" feels like.
This year I leaned what God means when He says He is always with us.
This year I learned that FAITH is important.
This year I learned that TRUSTING God no matter WHAT the cirumstances are is the best thing I can ever do.
This year I learned that you can go to church every time the doors open and STILL not be where you need to be in God.
This year I learned that if you don't do anything, nothing will happen.
This year I learned that sometimes when life happens and you do feel heavy, you dont' want to pray, you don't want to go to church, you dont' want to trust God, its ok and sometimes you have to literally praise your way out.
This year I learned that even though people "mean" well, you just can not share everything with everyone.
This year I learned that people can be so afraid of being hurt that they hurt you in the process not even realizing what they are doing or what they have done.
This year I learned that when I can't depend on ANYONE, I can surely depend on my God.
This year I learned that jealousy is REAL and it will cause people to do and say things that are really unlike them.
This year I learned that you can't always share what God has shared with you. Not everyone "WANTS" to see God working in your life.
This year I learned that Gods will- WILL be done in your life. NOTHING can stop it.
This year I've truly learned the power of prayer.
I had a huge milestone this year: I read the entire Bible. I've never EVER done that before in all my 35 years and I'm super proud of that. I didn't read for understanding, I just wanted to read through it. Now I'll take my time and truly study it out.
This has been a good year. Full of ups and downs. I've gone through things I never in a million years thought I would have to go through. I've had to cut off some people who I thought were "for" me. I learned the hard way they were just "users". I don't need those in my life.
I'm really looking forward to 2013. I know God has a great plan for me and my family. I know our trials were meant for our good and I can't wait to see how God is going to work them out. I KNOW He knows what's best for us and I TRUST Him.
That is it and that is all!
Looking for greater things in 2013.
Happy New Year Guys!!!!
I'm not perfect, just striving to be the woman God wants me to be. Keeping my life lined up with the WORD!