Wednesday, January 05, 2011

I've come to realize...

The 2010 year has come to a close.   Last year held great challenges as well as great victories and I am so ready for what God is going to do in 2011.  The truth is, without a challenge there is NO victory!!  I can't even describe what's stirring in my spirit about what's ahead.  At the same time I'd like to reflect on some things that came to the front burner of my mind in the past year.  

I come to realize more than ever the importance of staying the course and declaring the uncompromising word of the Lord.

I've come to realize that when you stay the course, it's not without sacrifice.  You may lose things (or people) you held dear, because you held on.  But that's okay.

I've come to realize all over again just how important focus is.

I've come to realize how terrible fear is and how transforming faith is.

I've come to realize more than ever what an honor it is to be the momma and daddy of a church.  For those of us who lead, may we never lose the wonder of that, no matter what challenges we may face.  We are blessed and highly favored!!!

I've come to realize all over again the beauty of how God uses friends in our lives to accomplish something greater than we could ever do on our own.

I've come to realize so much more about the amazing abilities of animals.

I've come to realize more than ever the importance of staying in the Word -- the entire Word from cover to cover.

I've come to realize that if your kids are serving God the rest is all gravy.

2 comments:

Rhonda said...

well spoken my friend - just beautiful!

Women of Worth said...

So true and beautifully written.