Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 already?

Yep, it's 2010 and it's already been a whirlwind of a year that I didn't get the chance to blink and it's already the middle of January. I wish I could start to process all that's happened in 2009, but mostly before I post about the awesome/crazy few weeks I've had- I want to step back and say how grateful I am for another year to live. As I stood on a beach in Hawaii on new year's eve this year, I reflected on the fact that 2009 was a "rough ride" so to speak. Yet, I also reflected on the fact that God is continually showing me that He is in control-- not me. And as much as I want to say that I've got it all figured out, I don't and all I can do is trust.

So instead of a "resolution" for new year's I decided to pray specifically for this verse in my life- that God would shape me and grow me in character this year in this way: 
"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes;  its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." -Jeremiah 17:7-8

So, though I'm a little late, I wish you all a happy new year....may 2010 be a year of full of blessings and joy for you all, and a year in which we find our confidence in the Lord.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

You are a remarkable and awesome young woman Emily. I am in awe of your courage and strength. God has used you in miraculous ways. I am honored to know you. My prayers are with you and your family. Love to you all, Nancy Horton