Going to be a great day! Cold outside, but warmed by both the furnace and the love of God that is burning in my heart and soul! Good things are happening all around me, God is blessing my efforts and strengthening my commitment to all He has set before me! I am becoming the woman I always wanted to be! Only God heard the cry of my heart and He is the only one that could have brought me to where I am today... and I am so grateful!!! He's been my Teacher, my Coach, and even my Cheerleader all along the way.
When I have stumbled... He has caught me and held me until my steps became strong again. In times of confusion, He has brought me clarity of both understanding and direction. When my eyes were blurred by tears and pain overwhelmed my heart, He held me in ways that only He could, and made it all seem small compared to His love for me. He believed in me when no one else did because He could see my heart and knew that, in spite of how it looked to others, my desire was to do His will, no matter what it cost me.
He is never too busy, too bored, or in too big a hurry to listen to me when I need to talk with Him. He has taught me to celebrate every victory, no matter how small, because those things give me courage to tackle the bigger battles! He has never failed me in any way, and even the times when the answer to my request has been "no", He has proven to me that He ALWAYS has my best interest at heart.
I can walk confidently... because He has chosen my path. I can feel secure along the way because I know He watches over me. My heart is at peace, because I know He loves me far more than I can even comprehend... and I can embrace the joy that fills my soul because it is a gift that is not based on circumstance... and I am so grateful for that... because circumstances change... this joy remains and seems to multiply as I offer my praise and worship back to Him! I am so grateful for all He IS to me and for all He has DONE for me.
We are not finished with this journey and there is still work to be done in me... but I will glorify Him for all that has been accomplished and look forward with great excitement and anticipation to see what comes next! No fear, no hesitation, no turning back! Why would there be? He has proven Himself faithful in every way! I am so very, very, grateful to Him!
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