Sunday, January 03, 2010

Good Way to Start the New Year

Many who know me know that I've had a whole lot of stuff go down since the last post. Starting about a week after that post to the present day, a lot has been topsy turvy and an unexpected roller coaster ride that I most certainly wasn't expecting. God is STILL good all the time, and I am always amazed at his desire to simultaneously shake me out of trusting in appearances (whether "good" circumstances or "bad" circumstances) and his ability to swoop in while shaking things up so intensely to use the exact same chronological stretch of time to show me how he is protecting and providing for my family. I want to live a life of complete trust regardless of circumstance, but I'm a whiny scaredy cat a good bit of the time, and I can only hope his patience continues. I just want to publicly say thank you to Him for both the painful, scary events as well as the amazing providential provision He has provided. I genuinely believe I need both in equal measure. Now that the lengthy half-baked explanation of my absence from blogoworld has ended, I will get on with this short, sweet, and to the point, main point.

This is simply one of the verses used by my pastor in his sermon tonight, and I felt that the this simple and powerful statement in Jeremiah was a great way to begin our new year. Hope it is a blessing to you. Be back soon...... hopefully. :)

"This is what the Lord says; 'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.' " Jeremiah 6:16