It has been so long since I have updated my blog! I’ve received a few comments and e-mails from my readers saying they miss hearing from me, so I figured I’d better update 🙂
3 months ago today I was working on getting my bags all packed and last minute preparations made to be able to go on Journey to the Heart. 3 months…God has worked in my heart and life so much in that time…building me into the woman He wants me to be and step by step, showing me His plans for my life 🙂
I remember on December 2nd, when I was anointed, just having so many questions as to what God would do, where He would lead and just what all He would change, or ask me to surrender to Him. It was a challenge and a slightly scary step to take, but He has poured out blessing upon blessing; His mercies are new every morning!! (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Those things He has asked me to surrender, He has replaced with things far greater than I had imagined! I’m not saying it has been an easy road though…I’ve had my share of heartache, struggles, pain, and just plain not wanting to fully surrender at times…but my relationship with God is the most important one in my life and I am going to do whatever it takes to build that relationship and make it stronger 🙂
The other day, we had some friends over and we were playing piano and singing, and one of the songs we sang really touched me…I’d sang it before, but there was something about the words that really hit home. I’ve played it on the piano pretty much every day since then…not only singing the words in my head, but letting them sink into my heart as well. It’s called “Rejoice in the Lord” by Ron Hamilton
“God never moves without purpose or plan
When trying His servant and molding a man.
Give thanks to the LORD though your testing seems long;
In darkness He giveth a song.
O Rejoice in the LORD, He makes no mistake,
He knoweth the end of each path that I take,
For when I am tried, And purified,
I shall come forth as gold.
I could not see through the shadows ahead;
So I looked at the cross of my Savior instead.
I bowed to the will of the Master that day;
Then peace came and tears fled away.
Now I can see testing comes from above;
I know this update has been a bit jumbled, but it pretty much catches you all up on what God has been doing in me lately 🙂
God strengthens His children and purges in love.
My Father knows best, and I trust in His care;
Through purging more fruit I will bear.