One year ago today, we were driving from Massachusetts to North Carolina with our two sweet girls and the idea that life was starting anew. We were finally heading to the place we’d talked about moving when our oldest was but a babe of nine months {she is now five-and-a-half years old}.

Now we are here. Our sweet girls are becoming who they will be according to God’s will and purpose for them and their lives.

And we have the opportunity of discover the same for our lives.

One year from today, where will we be? What will we be doing?

If we allow the voices of those who are practical and limited in their view of what life can be, we will remain where we are and continue to struggle and try to squeeze our square peg lives into round holes….

But, if we allow the voice of Truth, the voice of Jesus, to permeate our souls, we will live a life that is beyond what finite minds and hearts can imagine.

We get to choose. Starting today, we get to choose. Which voice will we heed? Which voice will we believe?

dear Jesus, thank you that you are God. That you claimed us and our lives with your precious, healing blood. Thank you that you love us more than we can fully understand. Thank you that you care for us and that you remind us in your word that you care about the details of our life. You know the number of hairs on our heads. You have a plan for each of us. You have a purpose for each of us. Help us, dear Jesus, to uncover that purpose. To work with you and not against you or in spite of you. Help us, dear Jesus, to seek you first and to let you lead us. Thank you that you are in charge and that we belong to you. When we feel overwhelmed, remind us to cast our cares on you because you care about us. Deeply. Intimately.

Speak to us in the moments of our day with your truth. Wrap us in your grace. Remind us that we are bold and confident in you and that we can do all things through you and with you because you are our strength. Remind us that nothing is impossible for you. When we doubt, dear Jesus, let your Spirit whisper your promises to our hearts and to our souls. As we train our minds to think you, speak to us, dear Jesus, that we may hear your voice and recall your promises. And claim those promises throughout the days we are given.

dear Jesus, I can only begin to imagine what life will look like a year from now if we chase you and seek you above all else. If we listen to your voice and act according to your will. dear Jesus, help us to be who you designed us to be and who you are calling us to be. thank you for loving us and for calling us to a life we have yet to imagine but that we can know through you and with you.

in your precious name. Amen.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;

establish the work of our hands for us –

yes, establish the work of our hands.  {Psalm 90:17}


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