Many believers have relegated God to the role of "Genie". We say "God is a Healer" and say it as if our words demand that He heal; instead of saying "God is a Healer" and leaving that illness at His feet expecting only that His will be done and poising ourselves to be surprised by the extravagance of His great love. We do the same with every attribute of God - Provider, Peace Giver, Keeper, etc. What if we made the decision to expect that we can depend upon Him and decide even while waiting that whatever the outcome we will respond with profound gratefulness.
As you start this New Year, I encourage you not to cry over the things that you did not accomplish; the stuff that you did not get; the relationship that ended; the project that you did not complete. Ask the Lord to help you to accept that all that happened in 2014 was what He had for you in 2014 -- and then walk into 2015 with a new attitude that says "I am beginning again!"
Since we've been back from Ghana - I have felt quite independent. I can drive myself around. There are not critters everywhere that my husband or sons have to come and kill. I cook what I want to eat. I go where I want to go - when I want to go. It has been … Continue reading O for GRACE to trust Him more!