The Last Night of 2017

Church was cancelled today due to the cold weather. I was bummed as this will be the 3rd week I haven’t been there and I was looking forward to seeing everyone. However, I am thankful that the church values its members and would rather have them stay safe in their homes on this cold day. With the wonders of technology, they recorded the sermon for today and I watched it this morning.

The sermon on the eve of the new year is 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting along with reading a chapter out of The Book of John each day. I have never been a part of a church where the sole focus is on how you can grow your relationship with God. What’s even more wild is how much I needed to be a part of a church like this. When I stopped going to my last church I knew what type of church I wanted to be a part of so I waited until I found that church. Sucks that it took me a bit longer than I had anticipated but in the end, that’s how it was meant to happen. They don’t mention anything about “your religion” at this church, it’s all about your relationship with God and how it’s up to us to do the work that is needed to get those breakthroughs in our lives. Just like losing weight requires work, so does walking in your journey with God. Changes require time and understanding and sometimes that process won’t be perfect but it should be eye-opening.

On this last night of 2017, I want to be present in the moment and reflective on what has happened this past year. In the end, what matters most is I’m healthy, my family is healthy and we have a roof over our heads, nothing else.

Make 2018 your year to sparkle.

A Change In Seasons

I’ve had to let people go from my life. I strongly believe that God removes some people from your life and bring others into your life for a reason. I will not tolerate any negative or shady people in my circle. I. Will. Not. Have. It. I’ve come so far this year and my goal is to keep on going.

Winter is upon us here in Nebraska. December will go fast and then it’s on to 2018. My goals for next year are first and foremost, continue to grow in my relationship with God. I also want to be more active in my new church. I love the Pastors over there, they’re so awesome! I went to the Seasons of Life celebration last night that was for the women only. At first I wanted to leave not long after I arrived but I stayed and sat with some new people. It ended up being a great night.

Also for 2018, I’ll continue to fasting practice to assist me in dropping the weight I’ve gained these past five years. Fasting and working out will be my second priority for the new year. I also need to finish the proofreading class I paid the money for. There’s no refunds so I need to make sure I get my money’s worth.

My mantra for 2018 is “in God’s timing”. If God wants me to have something or make a change, it will be in His timing and I need to relax and let him guide my life. I didn’t really intend on this blog being about my relationship with God but it has become so important to me that I can’t help but tell how much I rely on him every day. My walk with God is healthy for me and that’s all that matters.

My Hubby surprised me today. I figured he would have some objection about me wanting to hang up the new cross my Sister gave me but he wasn’t. I also have this picture of Jesus that my Mother had for the longest time and I wanted that hung up as well. He said the picture was so old and dated and that we should get a new one. I can’t get rid of that one though. It was my Mother’s so it has such a special meaning to me. I can’t get him to come to church with me but at least he’s not stopping me from my walk.