Happy New Year!
On New Year’s Eve, I woke with a start after having an intense dream, whose details have departed my consciousness. For the first time in months, maybe even a couple years, I felt excited for the New Year. I couldn’t say why exactly, I don’t remember the dream I just had this incredible feeling that 2013 was the year that will start a revival in our country.
The very next morning, New Year’s Day, I woke again from a powerful dream so vivid I was sure I would remember the details, but I can’t. All I remember, or know, is that 2013 will start a revival in our country and that it is going to get darker before we see it happen. I was so excited as I believed I would have a part in it somehow.
The last few years I have resided in the valley of wait and sometimes despair. Now I see how God was working but at the time, I was frustrated, sad and upset at the circumstances. Kids heading off to college in faraway lands, elections that disappoint, personal and family issues abounding. We were under attack.
Another example, a few years ago, because of my Bible Study pals at Mardel I wrote a Bible Study about Trusting GOD for us to use. The research and writing of it changed my life. I knew once and for all that GOD is trustworthy. That he is in control, and everything He does or allows has a purpose. I believed I trusted Him completely. Several groups that used the study loved it and reported back to me that I should definitely get it published. I presented it at CCWC and several editors took it saying they liked the format and content. None has rejected or contracted it yet. Wait.
By several miraculous events too numerous to detail today, I was invited and provided the resources to go to the Christian Communicator’s Conference fall 2010. The week changed my whole outlook. Taught by remarkable ladies and attended by amazing women who became sisters that week, I came away from South Carolina convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am to be a speaker and writer for Him and His glory. I believe I am to teach woman about the trustworthiness of our amazing SAVIOR and my best friend JESUS. When I returned I did everything I learned. I started this blog, redid my website, created a “one sheet”, marketed my speaking topics to several hundred churches in our area and several other activities they suggested. Yet, save a very few speaking engagements…the valley of wait.
Then there was the melancholy, family strife and seemingly unending attacks on us by satan and his minions over the past year.
So on New Year’s Day when I was given this vision of revival I felt compelled to get myself on the radio and tell everyone who would listen that we as believers need to do everything we can to become solid in our faith. So solid that nothing will be able to shake us. We need to be ready, so that when the light dims, His light will shine brightly through us. We need to solidify our trust in a SAVIOR so amazing that we can be a vehicle He uses to propel our country into the next great awakening!
Then to all who will hear. Get Ready. Get Solid, Rock Solid. Let’s stand on the ROCK and be ready to stand firm no matter how dark it gets!
Happy New Year 2013
Every year, when the New Year rolls around, I find myself thinking about where I am in the world. Have I met my goals for the year? Am I where I want to be emotionally, spiritually, financially etc. Some years I find myself in a better place than others.
One year everyone was thinking about that, and a host of other things, was 1999. Remember the Y2K nonsense that was all the buzz back then? Everyone was so worried about what they should do to prepare.
Over dinner at a friend’s house, we were discussing it and planning our New Year’s Bash. Our group of friends, on my lead, hired a band and a venue and was planning the biggest New Year’s Party on record. We charged every family $100. The plan was to dance the night away. We provided food, childcare, family photos everything. The place was gorgeous after the decorating.
We figured if it really was the end of it all when the clock rolled over to midnight we would go out arm in arm singing hymns at the stroke of 12. So at midnight we sang Amazing Grace…all the verses and oddly enough everyone was still there when the song was done. No big apocalyptic anything. So we hoisted a cheer and kissed our spouses.
But before it all happened we were at that dinner talking about what we might do to prepare. Our friend John quipped,
“I think we will just fill our bathtubs with water and go to the party.”
“Ewww, would you drink water out of your bathtub?” I asked.
He said, “Don’t laugh, if our water went out for more than a day or two you would be begging me for a straw to sip out of my tub, I guarantee it.”
Everyone hooted with laughter (and filled our tubs before leaving to the party).
All the hype started me pondering. Did you know that most of the things we worry about never happen? We waste all that energy and time thinking about, pining about, and fretting about things that never materialize. So, I’m thinking this year with all the hype about 2012 being the end I will just sit back and have a toast to 2012.
I might however fill my tub before we go out. :0) After all, a boy scout is prepared and we have several in our house.
Hope you have a Blessed 2o12! One where you can rely totally on the LORD for all that concerns you today. He is able to handle it. HAPPY NEW YEAR!