It's about that time of year again. You know what I'm talking about. That time of year when everything is going to be fresh again. New things at church. New TV shows. New school stuff.
For me this time of year brings a lot of excitement. It can also bring some sadness.
This time of year I take stock in where I am in life. How is the homeschoolin' thing going? How are my relationships? What new things will I be doing? What areas in my life will I be dealing with?
Then it hits ...
That part where I realize that I am still where I was.
Just in certain areas.
Not always to the degree that I once was.
There is the tiny victory I must hold onto.
Sure I am the same in some areas but my heart is remaining in Him. John 15:5 says "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
O Father, I love You. I love You more and more each day. I could never repay You for Your tender mercy and love. I am so thankful that You give all things so freely. I am in awe of You. You are my God and apart from You I have no good thing. i know that there are things that I should be working on. But You are my creator and You designed me. I give it all to You. All of it. Every worry and fear. Every insecurity. You can have all my tears. I'm not perfect and I give you all glory because you never ask me for perfection. You simply ask me to believe that Your Son is the Messiah. You ask me to accept Him as my Lord and Savior. To live a life worthy of the gospel. You ask me to have faith in You. I do! I always will. I praise You Lord! In Jesus' Name - Amen.