Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Year New direction I hope!

This sunrise greeted me on the way to work this morning and it was like God saying look at all I have waiting for you.  The possibilities are limitless!
What an interesting year.  It has been busy for sure.  Hope it slows down a bit, but then I have been hoping that for a few years now and it just seems to speed up! Lol  I have been spending a lot of time in prayer and asking about what is next.  One thing I am clearly hearing is lay aside all expectations.  Keep focused only on Him.  I had a dream the other night about my Grandma Sockwell.  I won’t go into all the details of the dream but it was interesting and when I woke up I remembered this little plaque she had hanging in her bathroom.  It had the scripture passage “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path.”  That sign was there for all my childhood and every time I went to the bathroom I read it.  As I thought about that more during the day I came to the realization that she above all other people impacted my life and influenced who I am today in so many ways.  She was always laughing and taught me to have fun.  She loved her family fiercely and truly had the gift of hospitality.  She did not have an easy life by any means but you would have never known it.  I never heard her complain about it.  She always took us to Sunday school when we were there.  I KNEW she loved me, not by what she said but by what she did and how she responded to me.  My Papa was the same way.  So I am asking myself who am I influencing? And the people I have effect on is it for good or bad?  I want to reflect the love of God to all who meet me.  I have a long way to go, so I am asking for His grace and His heart this year.