I am so hopeful for the 2011. I am excited to see what God has in store for each one of us and for our family as a whole. My prayer is that God continues to challenge us and to move us beyond our comfort zones. I pray that each one of us grows closer and more deeply in love with our creator. As I pray and write all of this I know that He holds the power to completely alter our world and our way of thinking. So I would be dishonest not to say that for every bit of excitement that comes with this prayer there is a bit of anxiousness and fear. In the end however, I know that His plans and desires for my family far succeed anything good that I could imagine.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
This is what the Lord says -your Redeemer, the Holy one of Israel: "I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. Isaiah 48:17
We received this surprise gift a few days ago from my parents. After taking down decorations today, I placed it on a shelf in our living room. Then I stood back and gazed at the image. Oh how my heart yearns for this to be the living portrait of our family. I feel such great anticipation for the day when it will be so. I am so very thankful to God for the new path that was set before us in 2010.