Tuesday, January 8, 2013

fresh start

Is anyone else having a hard time believing that it is already 2013? It seems like 2012 flew by for me. 2012 was a full year for me- I left Mexico, moved back to the States, got a new job, moved back to my college town...so much happened during this last year, and God did so much. He always does.

This time last year, I was in Mexico, acclimating back to life in Chihuahua and preparing to finish well the task that God had given me to do there. My break at home had been wonderful, and I had the opportunity to attend Passion for the first time and loved it. This year, I was home for a couple weeks with my family, and it was so, so good. I enjoyed Downton Abbey marathons, Christmas movies, consecutive days in pajamas, staying up late, and sleeping in. I was able to spend time with friends and just be with them. That's my favorite kind of hang out. :) It was, in a word, glorious.

The Lord also gave me a huge gift through my best friend Kristen, and this year I was in the choir at Passion 2013. To say it was incredible would be quite an understatement. The Lord moved in crazy ways this year. In my heart and in the hearts of so many others; He made Himself known. I love when He does that. There is so much to be said about what happened in those precious 4 days at the Dome, but what the Lord really drove home to me was the importance of trust in my relationship with Him. When I choose to be fearful I am not trusting Him. Yet He has proved to me over and over again that He is trustworthy. He who called me is faithful, and He will do it. I can be glad because I have hope. I can be glad because He has risen. I can be glad because He is on His throne. The Lord spoke some powerful promises and challenges over me, and I want 2013 to be a special year. I'm turning 25 this year, which is quite significant. I've got a little something in mind for that; I'll be sharing it with y'all in time. :)

Lord, let me found faithful to You this year, and help me rest in the promises You have spoken over me.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
-Ephesians 3:20-21


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