Happy New Year!
God is great! We’ve had an excellent time over the holidays as a family. Granted, there were a few days there at the beginning as we were adjusting to Brandon having days off and the hustle and bustle of the season. We quickly got over those, enjoyed our days, and are now snowed in after that massive cold/snow storm!
As the year turned, many decisions had to be made (insurance, mostly – blah), and I have been amazed at the peace God has given me in our decisions (one that normally would be keeping me up at night). I am enjoying my birthday gift – Jesus Calling – immensely! I am so glad to have found something that reaches me on such a deep level and then offers verses that support that. I was getting so overwhelmed coming up with my own devotions and scripture reading. I wanted to do well and make sure my time was well-spent, but didn’t really have a leading.
Over the past month or so, major things (at the time) were turned into minor things — after I prayed! I’m very much seeing the power of prayer in my life. The connection I’ve got going with God is something I hope I never lose again. I have seen it spill over in to Lillian’s life, too, which is just the most amazing thing! She asks to read her Bible, tries to retell stories, and talks about God all the time. We are having her pray after her devotions at night (using Jesus Calling for Kids, which directly correlate with my devotions). She has even offered to pray before meals — which she was super embarrassed to do before. It really is the sweetest thing to hear her voice talking to God.
I am hoping 2014 brings many more blessings to us and to you. I truly believe it will! Yesterday’s devotion out of Jesus Calling was about believing that God can do more than we can even imagine. I’m going to try to remember that all year long!