Good morning Y'all!!! I hope and pray that wherever y'all are today that you are happy, healthy and blessed!! Yesterday was resolution making day. Guess what, I did NOT make any resolutions. I trust my life to God, so any resolution that I would have made, would have been relying on me to keep or not keep the resolution and there would have been deep disappointment when I broke that resolution. Trust me, I know me all too well, and I definitely would have broken any resolutions. hahaha If I was a betting woman, I would be willing to bet that some of y'all have already broken your resolutions. hehehe But, sssshhh, I won't tell anyone. hehehe
I do always choose a word that will be my word for the year. Instead of trying to choose a big word that signifies big meanings and big changes and making a big "tado". I chose the simple word "keep". I know what the word means to me and at some point in time through the year, I may share with y'all the reason I chose that word. For now, I'm just gonna contemplate the reason that God helped me choose that word. I will tell you that when God makes a promise, He will "KEEP" that promise. I do know that those who belong to Him, he does "KEEP" them in His watch care and protection. Also, at some point in time this year, we may even search scripture and see a lot of the scriptures with the word "keep" in them and see who is doing the "keep"ing, whether it's God or man and see how successful man is in "keep"ing his word or keeping that which belongs under his care and any of the other reasons behind the word "keep" in scripture. We'll just have to see how the Lord leads with this word this year. I am excited about it. I hope if you haven't chosen a word for your life this year that you will consider letting God choose a word you and then see how it applies to your life and then see if you can dig deeper into the word and find out why God chose this word for you. Every year, I have been surprised and excited to see where God takes me with my word for the year. So, if you aren't already doing this, I present the challenge to you to try it this year and see your word takes you and if you feel led to share with me, I would certainly enjoy the ride along with you this year.
One thing that I am looking forward to this year is spending more time with some awesome ladies that God has so graciously put in my life. It may just be for a season, but I do hope and pray that it is God's design for the 5 us to grow old together. These ladies are just awesome and there is no pretense in them at all. I feel like me when I with them. I know that's a strange statement, but I just bet that all of y'all have been around people that you feel the need to restrain yourself. Not with these ladies. They are fun, they love the Lord and they love to sew!!!! 3 beautiful qualities to have and I am blessed to be a part of this group. I just thank God for opening a door last year that no one but Him could open!!!! As time goes along, I will probably share more about this too.
The first day of 2019 was actually a nice day here in my neck of the woods. It had rained the day before, Dec 31st, 2019 and rained and rained, and while it was raining, it even rained more!!! hahahaha So guess what, it rained. At one point in time, the rain was coming down so hard in sheets, it looked like sheets hanging on the clothesline blowing and whipping in the wind. You could actually see each sheet swirling around. The wind was blowing so hard, that it was blowing sheets of rain "UP" the street in front of our house. That wouldn't be so strange if it wasn't such a steep incline. But just about dark, it finally stopped. We was actually under tornado warnings all day. The day was perfect it for sure. Just grateful it didn't happen. So, I think it was fair to say that "2018 went out like a lion and 2019 came in like a lamb".
We did go up to Ky yesterday, January 1, 2019. Where we live, about 25-30 years ago there was seagulls spotted in and around the Nashville area. I would figure that they got blown off course by a storm years ago and ended up this far inward from the ocean. But, then again, I just don't know. I just know that it was a strange sight for this little old country girl. hahaha Now. it's an everyday occurrence since they have migrated further north. It's nothing to see them in my little town now. As a matter of fact, we have come to expect it. We love to go to the city park here in town and there is a good sized little lake in that park with parking close to the lake so you watch the geese and ducks and now the seagulls. On our drive up to Ky yesterday, there was lots of fields standing in water. That is not an uncommon occurrence at all. When we have a lot of rain in a relatively short period of time, the water has no place to go, but pool in the fields. What was unusual, was seeing all the seagulls in the fields of water!!!!! You know how there will be flocks of birds fly over, well, at one time there was a flock of thousands of seagulls fly over and there was thousands already in the fields on either side of the road!!!! I didn't know there was that many seagulls this far north. I had no idea. We only see a few 10's of them at a time. Most of the time, not even 100 at a time, but yesterday, I just imagine we seen well over five thousand seagulls out in the country, splashing around in the temporary lakes in the fields. So, I just believe this year will be a year of many firsts for me. hahaha Should make for a fun and interesting year.
Well, that's about all the rambling I have for today. I pray that you enjoyed your visit here today and I would love to hear from you and hear what your first day of the year was like and maybe even hear if you already have word for your year.
I pray that every day, we will all stop and thank God for all He's done for us. I pray that we will call on Him first thing in the morning and close our eyes at night with praise in our heart for what He accomplished and thankful that we got to be a part of it. This could even be a year to find out just what God can do for you. Jesus is Lord, Savior and Messiah!!! Jesus was born a virgin birth!!! Jesus died for my/your sins!!!! Jesus rose from the grave, death no more has the sting that it once did!!!! Jesus is at the right hand of Father God waiting for God to say, "Go get 'em Son, bring my children Home!!" Some of that ,well most of it, is hard to wrap the human brain around and we can't do that on own. But God can help us. If we are more than willing to believe the lies of the enemy, then it should be easy to believe the truth of God. Just ask God to help you believe this, it is true and God will help you with it, if you will ask. Confess your sins, admit that you are a sinner, repent of your sins and ask Jesus to help you every day. He will save your soul, He will help you every day!!! That is a promise that He will "KEEP"!!! Go for it, you don't have anything to lose, but everything to gain with an eternity in the presence of Jesus!!
Remember that God loves y'all and I do too!! Be blessed today and every day and celebrate each new day with joy and excitement!!! hugs y'all!! patty