Make Room

One short day and then time resets it’s self. Another year done and gone. And whether it was a good one or a bad one for you, the urges remain the same. To sit down, put pen to paper, and make resolutions, make plans, make promises that this coming year will be better than the one that stood before it.  Hope renews with each coming year.  So, go ahead, make your plans, make resolutions, but at the same time, be sure to make room as well.  Make room for the living God to move through your circumstances.  Room for Him to rearrange things.  Room for Him to take all your carefully laid plans, and throw them right out the window.  Make room for the possibility that through pain and suffering He just might bring forth a miracle.  I have a promise that was written on the tablet of my heart many years ago and I’ve been standing on it ever since.  Just this once I’ll share it with you:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  –Jeremiah 29:11

It says it all right there in those lines doesn’t it?  God already has a plan.  He knows what He’s doing with you.  Will you let Him this year?  So yes, go ahead and make your plans, but make sure they aren’t cast in stone.  Make sure you allow for movement between those carefully thought out lines.

 

My prayer for you as the new year dawns is that in the midst of your planning and resolution making that you would be sensitive to the stirrings of the Spirit inside you.  That you would have an ear out to listen for that still small voice, and that you would really hear Him when He whispers in your ear.  That those whispers would create movement in you.  I pray that this year you are exactly where He wants you to be and that you move only when He moves you.

Tools for a successful New Year:

Prayer

Read you Bible

Spend time in fellowship with other believers.

 

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤

 

Advent, He is coming!

December 1st has dawned upon the Earth. Advent is here. Did you know that the word Advent comes from the Latin and means coming. It is time to wait for His coming. In just 24 short days we celebrate the coming of the Savior, the Messiah, the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Great I Am… The list could go on and on. His names are numerous. How are you waiting for His coming? Are you just sitting by and letting it sneak up on you, or are you being intentional in your waiting, active in your waiting? This is my first year taking part in Advent. My faith has been lukewarm of late and as such my life feels like it has veered severely off the path it should be following.

So today I decide to actively wait.  Not only for me, but for my children as well.  We are going to learn the true meaning behind the season together.  I will be reading along with Ann Voskamp‘s The Greatest Gift Advent study,

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as well as the Unwrapping the Greatest Gift family study with my boys.  I say this fully knowing that I’m a book dork, but if you haven’t had a chance to look at this one I highly suggest dropping by your local bookstore and taking a look.  It is a beautiful book!  The photo doesn’t do it justice.


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Join me on my Twitter page as I tweet along with my study!  What are you doing for Advent?  Are you doing this study or another one?  What’s your favorite thing that you learned today?  Leave a comment below so we can all learn from each other!

 

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤