Reflecting on 2013 & Readying for 2014

Reflecting on 2013 & Readying for 2014



It’s what God has taught me a lot about this past year and is stretching me to embrace in the year to come.

Trusting Him to take risks of faith.

Trust that HE is good.

Trust that His Presence is ever present.

Trust that He loves me so much that He does not want me to NOT grow. Growth requires change. Requires some pain. Requires loosening my grip on my plans so that I can trust that God’s plan is better. Reaching farther. Pointing others to Him. Trusting Him for my confidence and security. Trusting Jesus to help me see Jesus in all I meet.

One of the biggest lessons in trust that I have learned this year is about letting God do what He wants with what I have to offer. Choosing to trust that He will walk by me, walk with me, and guide me when HE speaks. Obedience comes in many different forms, many different requests; but it boils down to “do I trust Him, do I trust Him enough to say YES.”

See my trust in Jesus shows my love for him. Why? Because when I trust, I obey. I walk. I don’t question –but act. I listen. I lean in even when it’s tough. Because I love Him, I trust that He is bigger than my fears.

As I approach the beginning of 2014, Jesus is asking me to trust Him more; to continue to seek His face as never before; to obey & step out in faith – believing and trusting that HE has ME.

HE has me in His arms, in His sight, wrapped in His love.

HE is calling me to abide & remain in HIM.

Abiding in Him means going where He goes; I don’t think we are going to stay where I am comfortable. An amazing adventure awaits this year.  When we are willing to trust Jesus. Trust that He loves us. To believe & take it to heart; the blessings we will experience and the redemption will be many.

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. John 15:14 (ESV)

Will you join me on this adventure in abiding? What is Jesus calling you to in 2014? Will you trust Him for it?

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