The Year in Review-God’s Enduring Love
Today is cold, and damp outside; loving warm weather, it is the perfect day for me work on my book or blog. My puppy keeps biting at me, but she is cute though, so I will try to tolerate her as long as I can. She is Tomaxena, and she is such a little terror right now. Her small wrinkled face, dark round eyes, pug nose, and round black body is adorable. She is a blessing from God of course; training and loving her, working, writing, my husband, and everything else has left no space in my thoughts, or allotted me time to worry, or languish in depression.
My house is warm too, and I have a second heater at my feet for additional warmth; the warm air on my feet feels calming. The sounds of the water flowing from the filter spout on the fish tank gives me comfort, and I look over to see the fish swimming about; I love my fish tank. My husband is sitting contently watching “How to Train Your Dragon,” and an image of the black dragon “Toothless” emerges in my mind. Both my husband and I are avid animated movie fans; I am at peace with my surrounding.
Today begins a new year for me in my journey to become a published writer. My vision of reaching my goal is much clearer at this moment, and my expectation larger because my trust in God is much greater than it was last year at this time. Like most, I look back at the year and I wonder what I could have done to make it easier; so that this new year will be better. However, what I see is a continuous succession of God’s blessings that manifested themselves in my life; more than at any other time before, I can recognize God’s movements, and how he maneuvered me into today. Small blessings that I never before would have considered, I realize today that each one of them helped me continue forward providing me with health, finances, and friends all over the world.
I am no one special; everyone out there, God wants you to know that you are important to him, as well. Therefore, I want to encourage you all with my stories; you need to know that God is there for you too. He is working in your life too, although it may appear that dark circumstances are threatening to take away your peace.
Over the last year, many changes took place in my life; changes that I did not expect, necessarily want, or welcome presented themselves against me; at first, I tried fighting against them, resisting the transformation in my surroundings and me. I fought back, not wanting to let go of people, things, ideas and thoughts that I had held as treasures; however, now when I consider the path I have taken and what happened bring me to today, I see how God has helped me make it through the trials of the previous year, making me stronger today. The tears that I cried, sorrow, anxiety, fear, and depression I felt, I realize was my own fault; my pigheaded nature resisted change, and I listened to others. In fact, I am now convinced I made my passage through some them much worse than it should have been.
1st Corinthians 10:13 tells me, “(KJV) 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” Still now, there are trying times, issues trying to pull me away from my journey; but today I realize they are just that, uncomfortable times that I must endure to fulfil God’s purpose for my life. I suppose God never promised an easy life, and in fact, if you look through biblical history, and even at the lives of some saints of God today, there is always some type of darkness, when you hear their testimonies. The great part of the story is God is always there. Hebrews 13:5-6 (KJV) reminds me, “5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
God used the situations I thought would surely set me back, to help me learn. Over the year, he helped me develop my writing skills, providing me time to write, and giving me the determination to polish two Novels to ready them for marketing. Those who started out with me know I had nothing much going for me but hope in the beginning. Yes, I am a new writer, and my skills and degree are in Business; I have very little experience in creative writing, but the Holy Spirit constantly give me ideas on what to write about. Nevertheless, entering into 2016, I have my book “Porcelain Doll scheduled to publish,” and I am considering a contract for the “The Mejuarian Legacy.” God is good; I will praise his name always.
Most importantly, as long as God allows me, I will tell others of his goodness so that they can believe on him and trust their lives in his hands. I will not speak of a God of anger, because I do not believe in this God; Jesus paid the price for our peace with the Father. This year I will make no resolutions; I only pray that the Holy Spirit helps me continue on the path that God has laid out for my life; and that others reading my blog understand and accept his love. Fight the good fight of faith and remember God’s promise. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Happy New Year Everyone