Monday, January 19, 2009

He empowers us...

This year has been so hectic so far, but so many awesome things are happening. There is something about a new year that gets me excited, maybe it's because It always seems like a new beginning. Small group starts today so I have been busy preparing and putting stuff together for the past couple of weeks. I am so excited though! Tonight I will meet all of the girls and talk about the group's theme and expectations. It will be fun. In general though, life has been good. It's kind of odd but God has been giving me a lot of confirmations about things and just opening so much scripture lately. I love it though because I feel like I am growing closer and closer to him every day. In fact, I was reading in Phillipians and it said this: For it is in God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. And in the book I am doing for my small group, (No Other Gods) kelly said this, "If God has asked something of you, he will enable you to do it-no matter how daunting the task-if you stay humble and close to him." After reading this I was filled with encouragement, not only for small group but for any situation I am faced with. At times there are seasons in my life and maybe yours where we are faced with something that we wouldn't expect. Or there are those times where God has asked us to do something that seems impossible. This verse tells us that we are not alone in those situations and he will empower us to do whatever he asks. We must remember the "there-ness" of God and lean on him for strength. I'm so excited about this year. And also for Genesis and another semester of small group. I want to see BIG stuff happen.....

Saturday, January 03, 2009

What will 2009 hold?

WOW what a thought?  Over the years, God has placed certain purposes for that year.   One year, I felt that God wanted Tracy and I not to lead anything but just serve others.  It was the year that I learned the joy of serving.  One year it was about change, that year God gave us patience to trust in His timing and His consistency.  God loves to lead and He loves for us to lean into Him with all of our might!  This year I'm feeling God calling us to learn.  Ok, what does this mean?  Well for one, it means asking some great questions from some amazing people and then listen.  Also, we are being called to ask some hard questions about why we are doing everything that we are doing?  Who is doing it and how are they doing it?  I have no idea what we are going to learn but I'm so looking forward to it!  
What theme is God leading you in this year? I would love to hear.