This past year was a year full of challenges. We stumbled and fumbled through 2005. And 2006 was a year for picking up pieces.
We started the year on our knees – looking upwards. I’m sure we could have gone lower, and would have, if the Lord had ordained it.
But I learned so many things from this year of trials. Things that I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. A lot of the lessons were merely completing thoughts and feelings that I was beginning to wrap my brain around, but still hadn’t resolved in my heart.
I “knew” that material things shouldn’t be something I made a priority. But getting that from head to the heart is easier said than done.
So the Lord took away our possessions.
I “knew” that the Lord wanted us to reach out to others more readily. But I still managed to look the other way.
So the Lord put people in our lives that needed us.
I “knew” that the Lord would walk with us through any fire. But I was quick to try to rely soley on myself.
So the Lord made sure that I had no where else to turn but to Him.
Was it worth it? yes
Would I wish the same upon anyone? only if the end result was a closer walk with the Lord.
I’ve learned that the Lord is sufficient.
It doesn’t matter the size of my home… my car… what clothes are in my wardrobe… where I went to school…
All that matters is that I seek Him more each day.
And for that lesson learned, I am grateful for 2006.
Happy New Year to each and everyone of you who stop by my tiny corner of the world.