Gratitude Challenge 2010 - Nov 2
"There Is Hope", I am always saying it, writing it. Throughout my life I have been challenged over and over again to believe it. This past year, I have had to abandon completely to those words. The challenges and the days, have been oxygen sucking, life rocking moments. You know those days when you feel like you are the very foundations that you stand on are being moved, shaken and reformed? That has been our year and I am betting in many of your lives as well.
In these moments I have sometimes wanted to scream and could not. Other moments, like when I awake to a new day, I am happy for the lessons learned and the way I see myself growing as a woman of God, as a wife, as a Mother, as a daughter, a sister , a friend, and so on....
I am seeing myself, the good, the bad and ugly unlike ever before. Even better, I am seeing Him, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, unlike ever before. For that, I am truly grateful. I am holding on with faith and am so thankful that he promises to complete the purpose He has for us (see Psalm 138:8) I am so thankful to be a part of this thing we call life and even more to be a part of the eternal tapestry! Keep the faith friends. Keep the Hope! He is busy working it all out. May we not forget that!
"It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything."
(Ephesians 1:11 The Message)
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