I’ve decided that I can’t sum up the absolute ridiculousness that was 2011 and my excitement for 2012 in one post. I try to keep every blog at 500 words or less (way less on occasion). It would be impossible to do so…this has been a year folks…a year indeed.
For those of you who have been kind enough to follow along via blog this past year, you have noticed a common theme. By “common”, I mean broken record. I know this. I would apologize but something about that just doesn’t seem right. I tried to be honest. Honestly, my brain felt like a big ole broken record too. Thank you for continuing to read. Thank you for your prayers.
This has been the hardest year in many ways. We have been stretched beyond anything we have ever known before. We knew this would be hard. We knew it would affect every area of our lives. We didn’t know how…but we knew it would. It has. Every single emotion has shown up at one time or another…or seven.
This has been the best year in so many ways. The good has outweighed the hard…the hard has been way harder but the good has been way better. God is good. God is faithful. God has wrecked us in so many ways…and I know this ball has just started rolling.
It needs to be said – Revive Church – I love all of you to pieces! There are no sufficient words. We can’t wait to get 2012 going!
As I think about it this morning, it can be summed up in this statement. I can’t believe what God has carried us through, allowed us to wait on, what he’s shown us in waiting, patience produced, people he has put in our lives, how much our eyes have been opened and in every area of our lives shown the sufficiency of His grace and love.
We started this not quite sure if we were just plain crazy or not. We may be crazy but the more we walked in the direction God was leading, the more we started see how so incredibly not alone we are. You start to see how God knits us all into His story. It’s all His Church…
I’ve never been so excited to see one year END! I’ve never been so excited for a new one to begin.
When some of us girls went and heard Sheila Walsh a few weeks ago, she said something that had me in tears within minutes of her speaking. “When God has spoken a promise to you, you can stake your life on it”. “Being where God has called you to be is the greatest thing in the world, no matter how scary it may be”. It may sound groundbreaking…but it broke me.
So with that…2012…BRING IT! Let’s do this!