So I was doing some of my online mentoring earlier tonight and had a thought strike me – did you know that the people in Jesus’ time thought that he would free them from their current rulers – the Romans – rather than freeing them from the greater prisons of sin, death and the devil. Isn’t it great that God doesn’t always answer our prayers with a yes or in the way we think He should? Instead He sees the bigger picture and gives us more than we could ever dream of!
This reminds me to trust Him even if I can’t see where He’s going with His plan as He can see it and that’s all that matters! Something that I have to try and remember! Another thing to remember is that He has never made a promise that He hasn’t kept so He can in fact be trusted! How awesome is that???
Also requesting prayer as I move in a new direction ministry wise this year – feeling excited and nervous all in one so we will see how things progress!
Oh and most importantly my word for this year is Shine! I was thinking HOPE – one of my favourite words of all time as anyone who knows me will be able to tell you (I collect things with the word Hope on them) but I have always said I should lean back into God’s embrace, then step up and shine His light and then when offered the chance by the beautiful Melanie at www.onlyabreath.com to have a wonderful one word button custom created – check it out above – I prayed about what my word should be this year and then I kept having the song ‘This Little Light of Mine’ going through my head and I figured that was a sign! So this year my focus will be on shining and helping others to do the same – we all have a spark inside of us (gee wonder where that sentiment came from!) and it is important to fan that flame and let it shine through us like a lantern in whatever form it may take. I am excited to take this next step into 2013! Oh and while you’re at it – check out all the other people participating in the One Word challenge this year and support them all as I intend to do. What would your one word for 2013 be?
Finally, I am playing with scheduling posts so I hope this goes online tomorrow (Thursday) as it is supposed to!