Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2008 Good Bye and Hello 2009

The "word" for 2008 in our church was Fire and Water. This came up over and over again. God is refining us. There is no doubt about that. I can clearly see this in my life, my church and in the blogs I read.
How we responded depends on our attitude and actions!

Then there was the water. I blogged a bit about that personally. He is wanting us to "tap" into the living waters. To dig in deep and grow our roots in him.I have a friend who is an inspiration as I have never met someone who his "digging" like her!

I believe that this water theme continues into 2009. Whilst praying yesterday I felt God say to me that this is the year to press in. To not lose heart, nor to sit back and relax.
Paul writes: I do not consider that I have already made it, but forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal.
Philippians 3:12-21

God is calling for His children to grow up, and to grow in HIM. Like the marigold post I wrote, we are to be the seeds planted in fertile soil, not choked by the worlds problems, or have shallow roots.He is personally transplanting His Children.

So, I respond to the Almighty by saying Yes! I want to run the good race. I want to fight the good fight. I am ready. I don't want to live on the milk my whole life (1 Peter 2:2-3) , just tasting the meat on occasion. I want the meat.

So in go into 2009, ready and prepared. I have my armour on, and I have my knife and fork! God is my victory!



Ruth A Stiles said...

I have been reading through your blog (since you commented on mine!) Your kids are about my kids ages. sorta. Gabriel will be 4 on valentine's day and Jeremy will be 18 months this saturday.
I am amazed at the "unclearness" of so much in the Bible...But I guess God didn't deem it important! Probably Adam and Eve had other children after cain and Able but before Seth (although there is none mentioned) and they married - brother and sister - and moved away and had their own kids and that is who Cain went off to...How different that culture than ours here - at least here in America!
I have a running list of questions...it is so cool to get deeper in the word!
thanks for commenting. I am now a blog follower (sorry this is so long!)

Terry said...

I enjoyed your post today. Every breath we take is a gift from God and we need to be thankful. He has given us the Word of God to be feed with and that is where the true meat is found. I pray God blesses you and your family this coming year.

sister sheri said...

Yes! Yes! I will stand with you and press in and on and forward!

elizabeth embracing life said...

I truly believe our culture and much of demise is pushing us closer to the cross. Great blog today.

Ruth A Stiles said...

how do I keep track? Well I check my dashboard often (but I try not to be OCD about it!) b/c I participate in many weekly memes - the day I do one is when I explore those blogs - does that make sense? I also get up around 5:30 to get hubby out the door and then do my deovs and check e-mail and blog updates...kiddos up around 6:30 so it works out good...!