When I began this year things looked a lot different than these things do today. It is amazing for me to see how God can bring so much change and fulfillment into my life by me simply walking with Him. At the beginning of the year I thought I knew what my life was going to be like, and how my life would go. Today, I am just walking with God, no pre-conceived notions of where I will be tomorrow, just walking with Him daily.
Walking with Him, is also me walking His path instead of trying to carve out my own. As a result, I have realized that God has a greater plan for me than I had for myself. I am so blessed to be able to walk along side Him every day. I look back at the journey I have been on this year and I am so encouraged by what I see. The greatest gift God has given me is the peace and joy he provides me with each day no matter what is happening.
He has shown me that I am capable of so much more than I ever thought I was. In fact, He is showing me that not only am I capable of things but that I have already been doing these things without realizing it. You see I am a person who seeks divine appointments. When God would give me them in my daily routine, I did not recognize them as anything other than my daily routine. However, God has been showing me how He has been answering me with divine appointments regularly. Why is it that we think divine appointments must be outside the realm of our daily lives? God is present with us every moment of every day, so why couldn't every moment be a chance for the divine to manifest in our daily lives? Be watchful for God in all things even the small, and you might just find that He has been giving you divine appointments among the day to day routine.
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.