Hi Ya’ll. I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately but I have been checking in on everyone and enjoying all your post and pictures. So many of you have new blog pages and headers too. They’re all so pretty. I see I’m not the only one that’s excited about the New Year and the changes it promises to bring.
Isn’t it exciting knowing that there’s a fresh start? Even if it’s only in our mind. I mean really we can start over any time. We don’t need a calendar to do that. That is the glory of God. He’s not like the insurance company saying you can start a new program only once or twice a year and you can’t use all your benefits up. Isn’t that a wonderful thought ~ You Can’t Use All Your Benefits Up ~ EVER!!!!
The Lord doesn’t look at us and say I’ve worked with you for 12, or 16 or however many years and say schools over, either. He doesn’t tell us, teaching is done and times up, here’s your test, either pass or fail, we’re done. No, he would never tell us that. We are all still children to our heavenly father. As we yearn to learn, he yearns to fulfill us. He can’t wait to reward us with his love and kindness. It’s just as we as parents hate taking our children’s toys because we have to teach them a lesson. We want them to enjoy all that we can give them. Have you ever had something that you were so excited to give your children because you know it was going to be something that they’d really wanted, only to have to hold on to it because they had done something that wasn’t in following with their parents wishes. Isn’t that just the worst. I think we’re usually more disappointed than they are. I believe this is how our Heavenly Father feels about us. He takes great joy in giving to us and meeting our needs. All he ask in return is that we acknowledge who our Father is and aim to live by his word and be pleasing to him. Like any other parent, he asks us to listen. Pretty simple, hun? Just listen. Listen for his word. Pray for his guidance. No problem is too little nor is it too big.
I don’t know how others feel and I always enjoy others opinions and thoughts but I’ve been timid in telling the Lord everything, and asking for all I need. I am trying to overcome the thought that the Lord doesn’t have time to be troubled with me. I ‘m always thinking…..Tracy, he’s tired of you looking to him for everything, if you can’t take on some responsibility and get it done on your own, he doesn’t want to hear it. Well, that’s just not true! Thank goodness!!! Jesus is so different from that. He is not just one of our friends, or family or acquaintances that’s excited to help at first and then grows weary. He’s patient, kind and loving and never tiring.
I never intended this blog to be all about religion. I do want it to be about me, just the same as I visit your blogs to know more about you. Right now, I’m on a new journey to walk closer to the Lord. I’m searching to learn more about myself as well. I think this year will prove to be very positive. I hope to share more crafting, up-cycling and other fun stuff with you. More about my hitting my 50 year milestone, what that means and where that will lead.
I have lots of questions for all of you and could use all your support and suggestions.
Hopefully this is my first step into posting more often. I wanted to start out today with a new regular weekly post called “Miracle Mondays”. I’ve thought about this for years, way before blogging. I’m interested in having you share your miracles with me here. I know there must be something special, a moment or even a feeling that you’ve experienced that you would like to share with others. Kind of like Chicken Soup for the Soul. So next week I hope to have my first official post on Miracle Mondays and I hope you will all come by and hopefully contribute something or support those who do. I’m super excited about this. Please stay with me on this journey and lets see what we have to discover.
Just so you know all of my followers have already been a part of this journey, whether you knew it or not. You’re love and outpouring has been overwhelming. You’ve all been such a huge part in me dealing with the ups and downs of depression.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I hope to see you next Monday if not before.
Warm hugs and Warm blessings to each of you….Tracy :)