Preparing To Say Goodbye To 2015
As the year coming to an end, I reflect upon 2015. I’m blessed to be ever amazed and still are.. at the faithfulness of God’s provision and love to my family.
Many Americans could testify that 2015 was filled with many glooming mass shootings across the country. The threats of terror increased substantially this year, not just locally but internationally as well. Citizens are divided on the debates about the easy access of guns and security in America. Should Americans be compassionate toward the illegal immigrants and the Syrian Refugees? Should the Muslim community be allowed to uphold their freedom here in the country? These are creating quite a stir on our land.. It’s important to continue the talking on these topics.
We entered the year 2015 with my husband fired from his job, with nothing to look forward to while welcoming the new year. Was it tough? I have to admit.. yes it was! What good could come out of a new beginning that looked gloomy and dim to begin with? My thought was: ‘what could be worse than this?’ ‘Why do You GOD bring us back to this again?!!’ To be honest, I completely lost interest in the things of His.. Sad but it’s true. The truth is I may have lost it all, He never! He held on to me.. Do you even know what this mean?
What does this mean to me?
Only one word.. GRACE. Nobody understood that word more than I do. Do you know of a person whom you so desperately tried to ignore, and want nothing to do with, still successfully got your attention in the end, in ways most unexpected? In that stillness and silence.. waiting for my return.. a prodigal child and a yearning loving Father.
Being a mother, I understood the longing of a loving parent. But never expect that the parable of the prodigal son could happen to me.
Interestingly, our FCBC Church’s verse for this year is from Exodus 14:14
‘The Lord will fight for you while you keep still’.
It’s hard to stay still this year. Telling yourself God will fight on your behalf. You will be vindicated. That’s been our struggles throughout the year, both Dan and I. We got it and it slipped away.. repeatedly this year. But, we knew it’s God message to us this year. But through it all, He never let us slip away from Him. He held on to us, I just knew it.
As the year progresses, I’m still amazed to this day. 2 special moments that I heard His voice clearly. I heard Him saying: ‘Get ready for a cold winter.’ I think Californians are happy for this. This week, God gave me another message, saying: ‘Go light your world, now is the time.’
Listen all churches and people of God
Greater Blessings To Come!
About a week before Dan was fired, our family was talking about working on a App that would help people stay safe due to the increased talk about kidnapping cases in Africa. So, through the year, Dan was working on this App. Right about October this year, he completed the first phrase of the new App. God gave us a word that this App will come in handy when the time comes. Just continue to keep us in your prayers that God will use this App for His greatest glory.
Early this year we were qualified to apply for MediCal due to Dan’s situation. It went through successfully for our family. We are covered for our medical needs by the GRACE of God. Through the year, we watched how God provided for our needs.
Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 8th anniversary with David and Grandpa. He surprised us with unexpected blessings, most undeserved blessing. You ask me, did you just dream this up or is this for real? How do you know you hear from God?
Well, you tell me. Are we having a cold winter this year? You betcha! I know we will see greater blessings to come. When we could not, He takes hold of us.
The best time of the year is still Christmas. Would you consider visiting a Church this Christmas? If you change your mind, talk to someone you know who is a true follower of Jesus Christ. I’m sure he/she will help you. May you have a blessed Christmas.