Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Well I'm getting very excited about this journey that's going to take place. In church yesterday, the pastor was talking about the significance of "40" in the bible, and, long story short, he was applying it to things that have happened for that church and their building, etc.
Basically he talked about at the end of every "40" in the bible, whether it was days or years, something big happened. He applied that to our church moving to a new building sometime within the next month, and he believes that something big and exciting is going to happen, not only for us as a congregation, but for us as individuals, too. My gosh, I felt as though he were talking right to me!
It's so ironic, no- DIVINE, how the messages over the past month have been about freedom, deliverance, trials, growth, change, etc. I tell you, I've been brought to tears every single week since I've been attending there! I just somehow feel like it's my time, and as many times as I've been down this road, I think I'm actually starting to believe it this time around! I don't know why, but something is happening within me letting me know that I'm finally ready!
In one of my teams (you know who you are!) we're preparing to start reading the Thin Within book in January, and I'm looking so forward to it, I'm almost jumping out of my skin! Can I just admit here that I've had that book getting dusty on my shelf for YEARS now?! I've even started it a few times! But something is different this time around, and I just can't explain what it is. I think I'm so excited this time because I really believe that God is going to do something wonderful in me! And you know what else? Even if I don't find my way into those "skinny jeans" by the end of this book, I'm okay with that because something else that has changed in me is that I'm not reading this book to lose weight. I'm reading it to get closer to God! Isn't that what it's all about anyway???? I know I'm doing it for the right reasons this time, so even if it doesn't "work" the way it sounds like it should, I'll know that I've won anyway, because I will have improved my relationship with my wonderful Lord!
I hope everyone has a very safe and happy new year, and I look forward to January 5th when I'll begin the next phase of my life! "Stay tuned!" LOL!