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Reflecting on another year in my walk with the Lord - Isaiah 46:4

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Isaiah 46:4 (NLT)
I will be your God throughout your lifetime—
until your hair is white with age.
I made you, and I will care for you.

I will carry you along and save you.
Today I’m celebrating with the Lord that I am a year older! What an honor it is to wake up with a mission each day! As I thought and prayed about what I would write today, the Lord reminded me of my growth over the last year, which I’ll share…
·I may not understand God’s timing and reasons, but I can have peace. ·While I don’t have to understand God's reasons, I can ask questions.
·As I go deeper with God through spending time in His presence, reading the Bible and learning about His heart, I gain understanding.
·I will reap the consequences of doing things my way…no fun.
·I don’t have to go along with popular culture, but I do have to love those who choose life’s tough paths or who have different opinions.
·I will remember that Christ changes hearts, I provide the love.
·I will ref…

Celebrating the day I stopped backtracking – John 15:16

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May 1, 2012
John 15:16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. Just like the girl in the photo, I’m grinning as I write these words to remember how my life was before I saw the hand of God six years ago. Like that girl in the mirror who is preoccupied backtracking, I spent decades walking away, looking back and heading in the direction of the crowd.

That girl had a very good but silently desperate life. She was smart, talented, ambitious, caring and kindhearted. She had excellent opportunities, but she preferred to do life her own way. She never stopped to consider that God had a plan for her life even though deep down in her heart she heard His calling at a young age. God gave her specific gifts that she used in irresponsible or ineffective ways for many years. That girl did it her way.

Time and time she was disappointed by her choices, which she blamed on her circumstances…