December 28, 2011

2012: The Year of Watching

Christmas has come and gone, but we are still watching. Watching not for the Babe in the manger, but for Jehovah Jireh.

And we have seen the work of His hands.

One week after our benefits were terminated, the One who is Faithful and True has sustained us far more abundantly than our petitions and thoughts.  My feeble faith is no match for Him. His goodness has reduced me to tears time and time again in these recent weeks.

I can't believe this is me, living this life and walking this path. If I think about it too long, I panic. Then I remember

Keep watching...

I think back on the first yearly theme, which prepared us to leave our old life. We didn't know it then, but He did. The themes have formed the foundation for this season.

2008 was the Year of Peace & Simplicity
2009 was the Year of Trust & Obedience
2010 was the Year of Faith & Freedom
2011 was the Year of Giving

2012 will be the Year of Watching

I'm looking forward the blessing of sharing it with you.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ~Ephesians 3:20-21, ESV


Persis said...


Praying for as you watch for what God will do in 2012. I appreciate your testimony to His grace.

Lisa Spence said...

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, what the Lord will do on behalf of His people! Yes, Lord, we wait on your faithfulness!

Anonymous said...

Jehovah Jireh! Yes indeed He does Melissa! It's not always how we think but He takes good care of His children. We have always lived from hand to mouth. God's Hand, our mouth.

You will be blessed this year as you watch His mighty hand of provision.