I woke to a new beginning. The age 34 is behind me and today I’m 35! A lot happened in my life last year – I began my first year of homeschooling and LOVED it! We moved to a new home. The blog grew with the Rachael Ray appearance. The Good Morning Girls groups began on-line and grew to over 600 ladies this past summer! My husband began a new business. We lost two loved ones to death. We made many wonderful memories as a family and have grown spiritually. I grew as a wife, mom and friend. It was one of the busiest years of my life. It was a good year filled with many blessings but we also had our fair share of struggles and sadness.
As I reflect, my heart is filled with thankfulness to God. I sat this morning quietly with the sunrise – alone with Jesus. I looked at the communion cup that I keep by my computer. It’s a reminder to me of why I honor my husband, why I read God’s word daily to my children, why I do this thing called “blogging”. It is my whole reason for living. Jesus is everything to me.
The last time we took communion at church, I was at a discouraging point with blogging. I felt “exhausted”. As I held this cup in my hand there in the pew, I sensed God’s presence. And these thoughts went through my mind – “Jesus is Worthy of all my sacrifice. He is worthy of my complete surrender. He is worthy!” And so when communion ended, I slipped this cup into my purse. And now it sits by my computer reminding me of the blood Jesus shed on the cross that takes away my sins and THAT is what I am MOST grateful for on my 35th birthday.
I don’t know what the age of 35 holds for me. I don’t know what’s going to happen next on my journey. But I know who holds the future and I know “My Redeemer Lives”. I am not alone. And that gives me great hope for the future.
If you do not listen to anything else I say on this blog, this is the one thing I so desperately want for my birthday from you, my dear reader. For you too to experience Jesus in your daily life. He is alive, he speaks through his word. He hears our prayers and answers them. He is worthy of our complete surrender to him. He is worthy of us rising early to meet with him. He is worthy of our sacrifice to serve our family and friends. Don’t let your life slip by too busy to sit down alone with him. One day we will look sweet Jesus in the eyes. We will see his nail scarred hands and feet. Will we have regrets? What we do today in our homes matters. Live it for him alone!
This is my life verse and my prayer for you. Galatians 6:9 “Do not grow weary in doing good, for in due season you will reap a harvest IF you do not give up.”
Persevere sweet sisters. You are not alone – we are in this together! I love you!
Walk with the King!