January 16, 2009

Fade In

Last time, I tried to tie a bow around the Year of Peace & Simplicity. Now, halfway through January, it's time to announce where God & I are going in 2009 (better late than never, right?)

Last month, I read this quote from Contentment: A Godly Woman's Adornment (On-the-Go Devotionals) by Lydia Brownback. This simple statement resonated with my very soul, and I knew God was up to something good!

Stepping out in obedience, even when we can't understand why or where it will all lead, is the only way we will find the peace we are yearning for...

See, the journey to peace isn't over. The next step in the journey is obedience. I can't step out in obedience unless I trust. Not just say that I trust God, but genuinely trust. My Theme Verse for 2009 sums it up best:

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
~Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP)

As we adjust to R's job change (and the financial change that comes with it), CJ's fast-approaching adolescence, and my upcoming trip to Peru, I keep hearing God whisper Trust Me! I'm desperately trying to set aside my need to control and micromanage, and instead trust and obey.

I hope you'll buckle up friends and join me for the ride!


Heather C said...

I read once that the Greek word for believe has at its root the idea of leaning your full weight upon something. I imagine trust is much the same. I don't know what the Lord has in store for you, but I'm confident that as you go through whatever it is, you will grow in your ability to lean your full weight upon Him. I can't wait to see how He proves Himself faithful in your life over the coming year! :)

Tiffany said...

I love your new out look for the year. I've been away for awhile- and it's good to be back. ~Blessings