He has done just that... my Great BIG God has breathed life back into me, delivered me from a deep, dark depression; restored my mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being; He has resurrected my marriage into a friendship I have always longed for. I am so in love with my earthly king I could just pop! LOL!! What a blessing to be in love again, what a gift from God to experience just a fraction of the LOVE He means for us to have with Him... in the end it makes me want to pursuit HIM more because it is through Him that I even feel this way. Thank you JESUS!
Ezekial 37:5 I will put breath into you and you will live again.
I Corinthians 16:13-14 Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.
Mark 1:40-41 A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed, “if you want to, you can make me well again”, he said. Moved with pity (compassion), Jesus touched him, “I want to” he said, “Be healed!”
Favorite quotes this year:
"You are not called to ministry, you are called to an intimate relationship with JESUS CHRIST and out of that intimate relationship, ministry will flow." Pastor Vance Pitman
"Don’t let your unbelief put back on what your faith in God has taken off." "A Meal that Heals” by Perry Stone
"We can’t worship anywhere until we learn to worship everywhere." Pastor J. Teddy Johnson
"We are not peddlers of psychology we are preachers of the gospel!" Pastor Vance Pitman
Favorite reads this year:
Victory in the Wilderness by John Bevere
Why I Stayed by Gail Haggard
One in A Million by Priscilla Shrier
Probably the most profound realization I had for myself this year was this: My love for my husband has more to do with my relationship with Christ, than it does with what my husband does for me.
For the last several years, I have attempted to have a theme for my life each year. As I prepare for 2011, heavy on my heart is humility... living in humility... walking in humility... becoming less so that He can become more, in and through my life to bring Him ALL the glory! Carrying me into this year is something Pastor Vance said during our Christmas Eve service: "Your acceptance by God is not based on your performance for JESUS it’s based on your position in JESUS. It’s not up to me to live my life in a way that honors Him, it’s up to me to simply die to myself and allow Him to live his life through me because my acceptance before God is not found in my performance, it’s found in my position... in the finished work of JESUS CHRIST in the cross!"
WOW! My prayer is that I LIVE BIG in Humility in 2011 so that everyone around me can see just how beautiful, how wonderful, how amazing, how loving and true JESUS CHRIST is. He is so desperate to be close to each and every one of us! Draw near to Him and He WILL draw near to you. (James 4:8)