January 31, 2013 @ 12:29 PM

It's 2013!!

And resolutions are being made. I was asked if I made any, no I said, just picking up from where I left off.

It's 2013!!!

And I'm reflecting on the faithfulness of the Lord. Provided for needs that were part of His needs. Wiped away tears that He wanted to wipe away. Removed those that He wanted removed. Chastised the way that He knew best.

It's 2013!!!

And I'm not going back, I'm moving forward. Nothing, nothing, nothing will stop me from moving closer to the Father. Not divorce, debt, lost of home, strained relationship, nor any emotional issues. Jesus did not turn back from the cross. His Father gave Him amazing strength. Just as He did for me in 2012 and I'm sure He did for you and how He will continue for us

In 2013!!!

From the words of Paul, II Corinthians 12:7b-10 from the Message Bible by Eugene Peterson, "Satan's angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn't think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,

My grace is enough; it's all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.

Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size -- abuse, accidents, opposition, bad break. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become."