I'm sure I can't even begin to formulate into words what I am sensing today. In the midst of stomach flu in our family, even still my heart is rejoicing.
Maybe it was because today was the first day of a new year? Maybe it was because I feel like I am finally getting to the other side of some difficult days? Perhaps it was because of the words Linds shared regarding her word for the year and what it stirred in me? Or perhaps it was being reminded by Linda of this promise?
Or maybe it was just the simple graciousness of God?
Whatever it was... I welcome it!
I was on the verge of tears in church. Not because I was overwhelmed with heavy things as has been the experience more often in recent days, but instead overwhelmed with...
Awareness of God and His goodness.
I realize that things have been quite heavy in thought around here for some time. I couldn't seem to find any other corner of my heart from which to write.
But now, today, it's as if there is a light bursting forth from some very deep places.
*step. skip* *step. skip* *step. skip*
There's a skip to my step.
I am beyond excited to see what 2012 holds. I am ready to receive the gift of it..
The good. The bad. The ordinary.
I am becoming more and more consciously aware that each breath, regardless of the details that specific moment holds... is a gift.
Here's to lighter and brighter days ahead... because of the freedom, excitement, joy, goodness and graciousness that He alone gives.