You are a mighty God, maker of all heaven and earth. It was You who formed me in the womb, and gave me life. To serve and glorify You in everything that I say and do according to Your purpose.
I love you, Abba. Help me to love you even more in the days ahead. Until you call me home, or Your Second Coming. Whichever comes first.
Lord, I look back this past year, and I see where I've stumbled numerous times in my walk with You. Earlier this year, I was agnostic. I doubted You, and the truth that was there, even when I didn't realize it. I began to struggle with the faith I grew up with. It was like a wrestling match going on in me, grasping to know what was truth. There was a lot of prayers during that time, and along the way You've been gracious and merciful to me. When I wanted to walk away from the faith, You pulled me closer to You. When I finally realized that I couldn't handle life on my own, I came before You in full submission. "Lord, my life is not my own. Do with it as You please."
From that moment on, it was a slow progress of growing in the knowledge of Your grace, and learning to walk again in the Spirit.
My faith was rocky at certain points. Loving my enemies was tested, but Your loving hand guided me through it. Looking back, you truly are my rear guard. (Isaiah 52:12)
Forgive me, O' Lord for my unbelief! Forgive me for not trying harder when I could have done better. Forgive me for not listening to wise counsel around me, or to You.
In my awe toward You, I thank-you for Your mercy, kindness, love, grace, and everything else I didn't deserve. You truly are a gracious and forgiving God.
There are a few words to describe this year; Travel, Beauty, and Faith (that is real).
Being at Peru, Colorado, and L'Abri helped mold me into the person I am today. I didn't even know at the beginning of 2015 that I would be traveling to these places, but yet it was to be Your will. Without those experiences in my life, I don't know where I would be spiritually right now. For that, I am eternally grateful to You.
Lord, my only hope and prayer in my life is this: By the Holy Spirit's work in me, to show forth by demonstration in my life and work, the existence of the Living God.
When I apply Christianity into reality, everything makes sense. You are real. Help me never to forget that. My life is not my own. It is Yours. You do with it as You please. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Soli Deo Gloria