God is Preparing You - 12/11/10
Happy December everyone. There's soo much for us to be thankful for. And I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner. Did you all get my Christmas list this year? LOL No worries, there's just a few things I want like Peace on Earth, a Fat Boy Harley, my neighbors dog to stop barking for hours and a new pair of sneakers. But that's it...not too much to ask for I don't think. You should have seen LAST years list! LOL
Ok, so here's some food for thought. And just like it does for me, may it speak directly to you at this moment!
May you take heart in knowing that God is preparing you for what He has already prepared for you! There is a new season that is already waiting for you. As you allow yourself to take on the fullness of God's processing in your life, He is doing a work in you already, even if you can't see it, so that you will be ready for the day when God opens up all the doors and allows you to walk into that new place. Maybe it's time to "clean house" so you can be fully ready for it. Don't let anything or any person hold you back from God's perfect will in your life right now.
I don't believe God gives us impossible dreams or unreachable desires. He gently takes us through life step by step so that when we face each new opportunity or challenge, we are ready in faith to choose to keep moving forward, always towards truth.
Your challenge right now is not to ask God why things around you are changing, in transition or falling apart, but rather perhaps to ask, "What's next? What can I learn from this?" There's a reason and purpose in our struggles or time of difficulties. The thing is, we have to find out what that is and begin to see our difficult time in perspective and how God is using it to prepare us. Search my friend. Search. The answers aren't all that far away. Some times we just like to keep circling the questions hoping we'll land on the "right answer" WE were hoping for. Trust God in this moment, that HE is STILL in control of your next season.
As true believers, we must never forget that God does not send "bad things" but He certainly uses them. And wow, do I sure understand and know that for my own life.
Thankful for you all today!
A fellow traveler,
P.S. And a big HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for me this year. I am completely honored for the second year in a row. I just found out today that while I was ministering in Cali Colombia South America this week end, I was given the award for the Female Inspirational Vocalist of the Year from the Christian Music Hall of Fame. Truly, I don't take any of it for granted and this is just one of those moments that feels like a sweet kiss from heaven. So thank you! Thank you all for believing sooo much...not just in me...but the call on my life. A call to hope!
P.S.S. The Log Family is finally available to order on my website store.
P.S.S.S. (How many time can one DO THIS P.S.S.S.S. stuff-LOL) I have a new original Christmas song that was shipped to radio a couple weeks called CHRISTMAS IN COLOR and it has such a beautiful traditional Christmas feel with a live orchestra. Soooo nice. So please call your local radio stations to request it and buy your copy of the song on itunes today to help support that project.
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