Monday, September 15, 2008

Moving on ...

So ... yesterday was my birthday. It's official, I'm a year older (funny, I only feel a day older). Now ya'll can guess how old I am. :) Have fun with that ...

But seriously ...

God has been showing me that He is faithful, loving, caring, sufficient, etc.. To my shame doubts have arisen in my mind, questions, worries. Mostly about my future, marriage, life, ect.. When I start to question the things I have and the things I want, God reminds me that He has graciously provided all I need. Did you get that? All I need!! So, if I don't have it, I don't need it. Isn't it wonderful to know that you are never, ever, going to be in want of things you need. Now, that doesn't mean that you will have everything you want. I'm sure we can all think of things that we want that we don't have. But God is faithful, He is just, He is wise, He is right, He is loving, He is caring, He is wonderful!

So as I start a new year, it is my prayer that this blog would reflect Christ! It is my prayer for me (and you dear reader) that I would love Jesus as I ought, I would long for Him as I ought, that I would become more and more like Him, that He would be the only thing that fills my mind, heart and soul. As I start a new year, I want to leave past worries, sins, doubts, fears, longings and desires behind. I want to move on, I want to run the "good race" in a way so that God would be honored and glorified in all I do. I want to finish the race and hear the words "Well, done good and faithful servant." I want my Jesus, Christ, Lord, Savior and God to be pleased with how I've lived my life for Him and Him alone!

13 comments:

Mamselle Clare Duroc said...

Happy birthday!! God bless and keep you in the coming years.

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday Ana!!!!!!!!!!! So filled with joy reading your post! God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. I can tell you are finding satisfaction in Him and Him alone and that is WONDERFUL!!! With God on the throne I know you are going to have a very blessed year!!!!!!

Steve n Vickie said...

Well Said!!!!

Charity Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, friend! All your needs "according to his riches in glory." How neat to think that what God graciously does provide for us is of even better quality than we could imagine - perfect for our needs!

Melanie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated)!!
So how old ARE you? I've been trying to figure it out... ;-)

Wow, those were some really good thoughts. How often I find myself saying "I just NEED such-and-such" when I already have all I need, in Christ. What a comforting thought it is that God is our provider and He never forsakes us! It reminds me of David's words, "I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread" (Psalm 37:25).

God bless you as you embark on this new year of serving the Lord!

Ana said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you all!!! What wonderful, encouraging comments!! Thank you for pointing me to the Lord when you leave me comments, I truly need it and truly, truly appreciate it!

Ana said...

Melanie~
21, that's how old I am. :) Was it close to what you guessed?

Melanie said...

Okay, yes, that is about what I was guessing! :-)

Lady Heather said...

Happy Birthday!!!

As you, I too am trying to run that "good race". I'll be praying for you! :D

Elizabeth said...

God bless you beyond measure and imagination, this next year, dear bloggie friend ... and enjoy being 21!

Ana said...

Lady Heather and Elizabeth~
Thank you both so much for your comments. What wonderful bloggie friends you both are and what encouragements to me!

abigail said...

Happy Birthday Ana! *not less enthusiastic for being several days* :D

Ana said...

Abigail~
Welcome back, I've missed your comments. :)

And thank you.