Wednesday, December 30, 2009
God Works For The Good Of Those Who Love Him
Greetings and holykisses,
Happy Word filled Wednesday! I haven't participated in sharing a scripture picture in so long.
And here we are ... the last Wednesday of the year. Most of you know the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis where his brothers stripped him of his coat of many colors, and sold him into slavery. His life seemed to take turn after turn from there. But God was still in control, no matter how it had to have looked to Joseph at the time.
My friend Irene has a vintage photo shop on ebay called Reeneeqs, and I've acquired many vintage relatives thanks to her. This photo is from there, and I knew it was special from the moment I laid eyes on it. (Feel free to grab it!)
I can hardly believe tomorrow is new Years eve. I've been thinkin alot about last year's resolutions and my commitments. ~Remember, I said goodbye to M&Ms? I really didn't miss them that much, and I went the whole year without them until this Christmas and I found myself eating a cookie and then nearly spewed it out of my mouth because I realized it had M&M's in it. I don't feel too bad about it because I know my heart was "right." At that moment, I'd seriously forgotten all about the M&M thing. shewww. But knowing, those colorful little things are absolute evil in my life, I think I'll try to keep them out of my reach. Once I start eating them ... Its just katybarthedoor. How can something so tiny be such a huge temptation?
How can your life be taken over by candy to the point you start hiding it in your purse...and in the cupboards. I'm talkin those 2 pounder bags? Ohhh boy. And how is it that if you eat a two pound bag ... you gain five pounds? Myguy says it's just not possible... -- but he doesn't know!* It's true. How that works... is just beyond me?
Besides saying goodbye to M&M's I'd also committed to being healthier. Losing weight, exercising and all that good stuff. I did good for a really long time. Through Christmas, let's just say, the sweets have crossed my lips too much and I definitely need to get back on track. It felt great throwing all the junk away yesterday. Goodbye pumpkin bread, hello fresh fruit, yummy yogurts and cottage cheese. One of my other new years' commitments for 09 was reading my bible faithfully as well, and that' been the biggest blessing of my life. I didn't vow to read it in a year. I vowed to read it.. study it... let it all soak in. So far, I'm half way through Isaiah. In times past, I've read most of the New Testament so it'll go alot faster once I start Matthew. There have been parts, in the old testament that I wasn't sure it was really stickin... ya know what I mean?? I read Leviticus but... well; I can't say how much I "retained." But God says His word never returns void. I'm standing on that. I know that by reading it, it trickled in... even places I might not know.. yet. And so I continue on, and I feel so blessed having God's word in my heart. --I've met alot of new ancient friends reading through thee old testament too!!! I can hardly wait to get to know Jeremiah better. But me and Isaiah need to spend a little more time together first.
My journal sat before me yesterday and I stared at it for the longest time.
I've been praying for a new anchor verse for 2010, and so far I have nothing. My page is blank.
I'm reflecting on the past year, and look to whatever God has for me. I know He's in control.
In 2009 my family had good times,... as well as very bad times. But I know, that I know, that I know... God's working all of it for good; because ...
I love Him.