It is amazing how time goes by so quickly. Christmas Day is almost here. Ten days and counting, in fact. So far I have been really loving this Christmas! I have been relaxed and just soaking everything in. Typically, I let myself get lost in the craziness and this year I can just relax and let Christmas happen. It is so nice to relax and just enjoy this time of year!
God knew I needed to slow down this Christmas and just take everything in. Every Christmas story, every Christmas Carol, every special moment. I have been loving it. I have been able to just trust God that He has everything under His control. He has taken care of us and blessed us with his hand.
It has been great to spend so much quality time with Walter too. We have definitely been using this time to grow even closer together. I am so very blessed.
The Scripture for today is 1 John 2:24-25 "As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. This promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life." God trumps us all when it comes to the greatest gift of all time. He gave us eternal life!
It has been two days in a row. Hopefully the beginning of great things. With Christmas coming towards us at the speed of light (or at least that is how it feels to me), it has my mind focused on how God humbled Himself for us. It has got me thinking about myself and whether I am as humble in my daily walk with Him. I know I would like to be humble but that is not always the case. I am blessed, God has given me so much! I am very thankful to Him for His gifts, but the question remains...what am I doing with everything He has given me? Could I be doing more? I think I could be doing more in some ways and need to cut back in others. I need to find a balance in my life. As we are entering a very busy season, just remember to take time for God. He is the reason for the season and He will help us remain balanced through the busy days to come.
The Scripture verse for today is Psalm 119:10 "With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments." Interesting how these verses seem to coincide with what I am talking about. This is a reminder to me to keep seeking God with all my heart and my balanced life will fall right into place.
I am still trying to work out the kinks in my schedule so that everything can balance out including me taking the time to do my blog. It has been an amazing week so far! We got our vehicle insured, found out the timeline of our adoption process and was able to maintain this peace I have inside amongst the chaos this week. Well...I needed a bit of help with that at times. God has blessed me with an amazing husband, an amazing boss, amazing co-workers, and amazing friends.
It is December 1st and I am finally back to my daily blog. First, there was the computer issues and then I have had to try to get back into a routine. Now I am back and I plan to go back to blogging once every day. Not only do I find this to be cathartic, but I am sure many of you have been able to relate from time to time with what I was talking about.
So much has happened since I was last blogging that I feel that I would be doing us all a great dis-service to go through it all today. So today I will just talk about what has happened most recently and allow the other things to be illuminated as God puts it on my heart to share.
Last Thursday night, our one and only vehicle broke down and I was devastated. We were on the way to our Newcomers group at our church and this was when they were talking about church membership. I really felt like the enemy was trying to keep us from being there for that. It was quite disheartening. The beautiful thing was how our true friends were there for us. My family back home was all praying for us, our friends here have offered us rides when we needed it, and one really generous person actually allowed me to use their vehicle. What an amazing blessing to have friends like this! The second blessing is that we actually got a vehicle within our price range, which was the real challenge. The only thing that has delayed us getting the vehicle out on the road is that I have to wait for my insurance history to be faxed from Alberta. I have learned a lot about this experience and look forward to being able to get around on our own again.
The verse for today is 1 John 5:14-15 "This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him" (NASB) We prayed that God would give us a vehicle that was in good working order and in our price range and He gave it to us. It is so comforting to know that it was the will of God.
Join me on my journey through life's joys and difficulties.