The last four months have been a whirlwind! Not just in launching this blog, but also in learning tech tricks and terminology I never knew existed. Baby, I’m living proof Old Dogs can learn new tricks! Ha! And I’m still learning. I’ll be continuously tweaking as I understand more and get better at doing this. But hey, that’s what growth is all about, right?
I’ve learned to trust His leading and guiding as I’ve relinquished control. I’ve learned to lean on Him and follow His direction as I enter into unknown territory. When I feel lost and alone—scared out of my mind—I’ve learned to have confidence He’s there beside me. I’ve felt Him hold me as I cried, I’ve heard Him whisper to my heart, and I’ve seen Him fan the flame of hope inside my soul. His goodness and mercy continually humble me.
I am so thankful for you, your support, your love, and your encouragement. God has blessed me through you, and I overwhelmed by your graciousness. Your comments bless me and keep me motivated. Your likes encourage me to keep going. And your shares let me know God blessed you with the words He’s given me.
This is my last post for 2017.
‘The people who walk in darkness
will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness,
a light will shine.
You will enlarge the nation of Israel,
and its people will rejoice.
They will rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest
and like warriors dividing the plunder.
For you will break the yoke of their slavery
and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders.
You will break the oppressor’s rod,
just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian.
The boots of the warrior
and the uniforms bloodstained by war
will all be burned.
They will be fuel for the fire.
For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will make this happen!’
Merry Christmas, Beloved! As we celebrate our Savior’s advent, let’s keep our eyes ready, waiting, and expectant for His return.