Thursday, December 30, 2010
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.--2 Corinthians 1:20
Wow. Here we are a few days from 2011. I'm still fat, but nowhere near as fat as I was. I'm not as slim as I could have been either, but you know what? IT'S ALL GOOD! The ups and downs, the steps forward and backward. It's all good because baby, we're still here!
School and spark are a hard balance for me and I've definitely got to figure that out, BUT we're still here. We're still learning, still trying and still moving ahead. Every year, I ask God to give me a word for the year. In 2010, the word was BLOOM. I was stupified (is that a word? LOL) by that. I love the word as well as what it symbolizes, but really, life felt more like pruning than blooming at that time.
But guess what? When I was folding my shirt from the half marathon the other day, I stared at the huge flower down the front and I got it. This year I pushed harder, ran farther, aimed higher than I have in a long time. I saw my limits, the edges of my self and sanity. Sometimes I even tiptoed over them, but guess what? IT'S ALL GOOD!
Do a little dance. Give someone a kiss. Laugh out loud. 2010 is running out, but love is just getting started. I don't have any goals at the moment for the new year or any resolutions. God gives me revolutions, cycles of restoration and yes, rebellion. This year, there was more of the former than the latter. Much more. Now, we just have to keep going and do it all again. Thanks for being here, spark fam. If you've stuck to your plan, congrats! If you fell down, get up! Either way, IT'S ALL GOOD!
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. --2 Corinthians 1:21-22, NIV