It’s the start of a New Year. Today is the second day of it. I thought about challenging myself to blog every day this year but then I realized I was setting myself up for failure, ha.
We have a lot of changes coming our way in our little family. The arrival of our first (miracle) son is soon. 10 weeks…or less…I’m thinking less. Nicolas will be here in no time and I have lots to do before he is.
I don’t really make resolutions but I do prepare for a new year that offers new opportunities. Yesterday I spent the better part of my day cleaning out my desk and organizing everything in preparation for more writing and personal Bible studies/time in the Word. I am behind on my writing goals. I should have already had my 4th Bible study workbook published and available but I’ve been slacking in that department. The others are still available through www.mistymoonauthor.com
I have the ever looming creative non-fiction novel hanging over my head screaming EDIT ME!! I should have had that book out two years ago but I trust all will happen as it is supposed to.
I think about all these things I should have done, could have done, haven’t done, need to do, will do, won’t do, maybe I’ll do…and I think about God and how he’s steadfast. In EVERYTHING. His Word never returns to Him void.
His Word in the beginning was fulfilled with the New Covenant, the New Testament. He made good on His promises. It’s all in His timing and His timing is always perfect. I like to think my timing on things is perfect but I don’t imagine God gets stressed like I do when I procrastinate on things being accomplished.
What if Jesus had been crucified before he performed all of the miracles he performed? What if he had ran away in the garden instead of giving himself willingly to the soldiers which started his funeral procession?
He knew and TRUSTED God’s perfect timing even though he may not have liked it. It was made obvious he didn’t like it when he asked in Matthew 26 that if there be any other way, he was all for it. There wasn’t another way though. God had already spoken on the matter.
God has already spoken about you and me as well. There are many scriptures that tell us who we are IN CHRIST. A few examples:
John 1:12 (KJV)
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
1 Corinthians 6:17 (KJV)
But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Romans 6:6 (KJV)
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
There is an awesome book written by Pastor Mark Hankins called Power of Identification With Christ that is a more in depth study of who we are in Christ. We become unstoppable when we know who we are in Him.
Be unstoppable this year.
James 1:4 (KJV)
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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I agree! I’m glad we serve a faithful God. His timing is perfect even when ours is not. I have so much writing that I should/could have done, but I choose to move forward and that it will happen in due time. Life happens and I hope you give yourself some grace as Nicolas arrives and you find that you might not have all the time or energy you expect. I can’t wait to meet him!
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No worries here, there will be plenty of grace all around, haha. I have one goal this year, to finish editing the novel and have it published by Thanksgiving. I think I can manage that but we’ll see.