When I looked up, 2017 had already arrived. At the end of December, I completed the semester praying for a new job. History tortured my emotions often because I struggled with 20 pages for each essay. Meanwhile, my bank account was dwindling. By November 29 I got a job offer! Exciting. The first two weeks of January was strenuous learning new plan information about Medicare as well as policies. Also, I started school.
In January, my church started our annual fast because each person desires a breakthrough. I ask for financial blessing and pay down credit card debt. Since I didn’t work a lot last year, I depended on my credit cards for emergencies… But my spirit man yearns for a deeper relationship with God. When you study the word and pray, you develop a closer relationship with God. During busy days, I used to sacrifice my prayer time, but this year I will strive for excellence.
Reading my bible and Proverbs, I gain enough wisdom for the day. For years, my church faithfully studies Proverbs developing wisdom for decisions. Right now I’m learning contentment and trusting God for my season. Often, we complain like the Children of Israel who saw Moses part the Red Sea when Pharaoh’s Army threatened them. And later the children of Israel forgot what God did. When my flesh gets weak, I encourage myself by speaking positive words over any situation. I literally feel dry when I complain.
But this year, I made a goal even if my schedule gets demanding with school and work. My journey is developing a closer relationship with God through the word and prayer. Not impossible!
Women constantly judge someone else’s accomplishments like college education and which neighborhood a friend lives in. Of course, women think that the grass is greener across the street. When you judge success, often you picture money and praise from people. Some women strive for a promotion, but they must know that promotion comes from God.
With peace, I avoid anxiety. In my mind, I’ll never meet all these unrealistic expectations as well as goals in the world honor.
Right now, I want to follow God’s plan for my life so I am free worshipping God with all my heart and mind. In the presence of God is fullness and joy…My spirit man rejoices over the good news because Jesus comes to preach the word and set people free. When I became frustrated over life’s worries like money, Jesus has all the power. Then, I realize Jesus overcame the world. I’m more than a conquer.
Just think how you spend time with Jesus in the morning reading your bible in a year. But this year I hunger for God’s word deeper so the Holy Spirit gives me revelation. When life gets hectic, you find peace.
- In the morning, I usually read Proverbs so my day goes smoothly instead of jumping out of bed and starting my agenda.
- If you have time, a friend can enhance your bible study experience over the phone.
- My best bible studies I remembered God spoke words of encouragement through a close friend.
So, this year has been very busy, but I balance all activities with the Holy Spriit’s help. Stress will not rule my life because God’s word declares victory over the Devil. He is under my feet and defeated. Most of all, I walk in love forgetting past mistakes.