It’s New Year’s Eve!!! Tonight (or any time today) is the ultimate time to reflect back on your journey the past year. I am so excited this year to be looking back through the lens of what God has done, along with all of you!
The passage to focus on today is Isaiah 43:14-17:
14This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“For your sakes I will send an army against Babylon,
forcing the Babylonians to flee in those ships they are so proud of.
15I am the LORD, your Holy One,
Israel’s Creator and King.
16I am the LORD, who opened a way through the waters,
making a dry path through the sea.
17I called forth the mighty army of Egypt
with all its chariots and horses.
I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned,
their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.”
When going through the study guide for today, you are asked a few questions to help you focus on How mighty Our Holy One of Israel, Our Creator and King really is. Even the greatest world powers of the age are no comparison to his infinite strength.
But yet we doubt. (I am guilty of this). We look at our problems and not on our God. And he knows this. And since he’s good he tells us:
Remember what I’ve done. Remember that time when the Israelites were trapped with no where to run, with the Egyptians behind them and the Red Sea in front of them? I was their God then, and I’m the same God now.
Remember at the beginning of last year when you were having post-adoption blues and I surrounded you with people who cared and helped you? I was your God then, and I’m the same God now.
Remember in April when you had worked so hard training for your first triathlon and you almost backed out because you thought you were going to literally drown from anxiety and the only thing that got you through the swim was repeating my word in your head over and over? I was your God then, and I’m the same God now.
Remember last summer how I began transforming your mothering to a kinder, gentler tone and you found great joy in parenting again? I was your God then, and I’m the same God now.
Remember when I used your marriage, though imperfect, as all are, to be a platform to give others hope for theirs? I’m the same God then, and I’m the same God now.
Yes, God, my Holy One of Israel, my Creator and King, I am #Refocused on who YOU ARE and I what you can do in and through my life. I pray all my sisters reading this will be as well. Part the waters, Lord, show us the dry path….
I want to hear about what all of you are
I want to see your #Write It Outs!!!
Mine is below. One of my daughters traced over my pencil with marker.
I want to hear about how God is speaking to you through the study!!!
Then I want to sing that New Year’s song at midnight and kiss my husband!!! ( but he will be sleeping.)
2 thoughts on “#Refocused Day 1–#Remember”
Amy this study is such a blessing! I can’t tell you how excited I was to set my alarm & spend time with the Lord before the kids got up this morning… I’m not sure how to post pictures on here but the write it out was really fun 🙂 I am not the most artistic or creative person when it comes to drawing but I love how it turned out & im kind of proud of myself for creating something so beautiful. This will be something I am going to teach Addie so she can “write it out” when she is doing her bible memory verses each week! I had a hard time really thinking of specific situations this last year that God has parted the waters for me but the main one I thanked him for this morning was getting my family through the Nascar season safely!! Through travel & being on track he was there… As I look back at the season & struggles I really feel like I found happiness through it all! I found more time to worship Him by going to Bible study & being at church. I also thanked God for a healthy 2015 🙂
I’m so glad you are enjoying it! I bet Addie will love writing it out as much as you do. I’d love to see it!!! Thanks so much for letting me know 🙂