reflections(singing) Looking back over my years, I guess, I’ve shedded some tears… Hey girls! Its Friday [woot woot] we’ve made it! And if you’re still singing Teddy P in your heads please “LET IT GO” lol.  Today I want to take a moment to reflect on life. I know this is something typically done at the end of the year and people start thinking of New Year’s resolutions, but my reflecting is related to the 33rd year of my life. See Sunday is my birthday (YAY ME!) and I must tell you that last year this time was really different for me. I wish I could paint this beautiful picture for you and say the most wonderfully pleasing things that you hear in the movies and on tv. BUT that wasn’t how my life was setup! See I was going through – existing in an unhappy marriage, failing in motherhood, and drowning in financial woes. I was ready to walk away and mentally I think I had walked away. It took lots of prayers, counseling, and an unexpected blessing from God to change my attitude, to open my eyes to what was really going on in my life. He had to put me in a place to where I could only seek after Him. He needed me and I needed Him. So in this time, I had to woMAN-up, I had to keep a Word in my heart and mouth at all times. Scriptures like:

Marriage is honourable in all – Hebrews 13:4

Her children rise up and bless her – Proverbs 31:28

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles – Psalm 34:6

Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward – Psalm 127:3

Girlfriends, facing the realities of life is difficult. People will hurt you, but God will protect you. He’s never put more on you than you can bear. He’s always there – never leaves you nor forsakes you. This is my reflection on year 33. (I warned you, it wasn’t pretty) And I can now say that I’m entering into a new year of my life in a once-again happy marriage, progressing in motherhood, and tackling debt. God has opened and closed so many doors for me and my family. I look forward to so many many blessings for year 34! I serve a BIG GOD that wants to elevate and promote me (and you too).

Let’s pray – God we thank you for the uncontrollable things of life. Although Its human nature for us want to cry out woes and question why, we give you praises for what you’ve done. As we live out this last month in 2016, we ask that you draw us nearer to you. Let us be quiet and still, so that we may hear from you. Now, God I ask that you would bless the person reading this, give them the confidence and awareness to know you are God, all mighty, all powerful, all loving. No matter what they are facing and will face, remind them that there is nothing too hard for you. We give you thanks for life and pray that we reflect your love in our daily lives. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

I leave you with this song, please stay encouraged.

Joy for Your Day,

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