6 months really!

I have heard a few words come out of my mouth the last while that need to be taken back.

“I want this year to end” I have clearly said “this has been too hard. So much has happened. Our accident, a dear friend and employee getting badly injured, some very trying times in business and now Ashley’s complications from surgery, let 2017 end!”

Today I want to apologize to anyone who has heard me say those things. All the while this year has been difficult and indeed one of the most difficult in my life, it too has been filled with blessings.

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6 months ago we survived an accident that everyone who saw it said they can’t believe we lived! Our friend is going to be ok and we wish him well in his retirement. And in the tough situations in business we have been blessed to see God’s hand work through them. Ashley is on a journey that feels so very hard right now on many fronts, but even in this we have seen blessings, many in fact.

I am sorry if you have heard me wish time away. Each moment is precious, valuable and one in which can fill us with hope, assurance and even peace if we don’t take it for granted or wish it away. Our lives are a tapestry that we never get to see completed, only God does.  The threads at times don’t make sense and so we must trust the tapestry to its maker.

We have only a few days left in the year. I will take the moments of today and treasure them as the gifts they are given.  I will work towards seeking God daily in each moment and find peace in Him.    I am working on choosing to thank God for the moments of 2017 rather than look back and ahead with anguish, and fear.  Please pray for me as I work through this undoing of a bad attitude… to go from grumbling to thanksgiving takes a bit of a journey.  I am glad that the bible say if we seek Him, we will find Him.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[b] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope . Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:11-13

Romans 15 13.jpgHappy New Year to each of you.   May God bless your moments with love and assurance that He is in each moment, each day, each week, month and year.  Always and forever.

Love Hugs ‘n Prayers

Jackie

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