Happy 2013!

by | Jan 1, 2013 | goals, God, Inspiration, Jesus, me, winter

Happy New Year!
This caught my eye on facebook this morning…

“Good morning and welcome to Flight #2013. We are prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your Attitude and Blessings are secured and locked in, in the upright position. All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt, and discouragement should be put away. Should we lose altitude under pressure during the flight, reach up and pull down a Prayer! Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated, you can assist other passengers. There will be no baggage allowed on this flight. The Captain has cleared us for takeoff–destination – GREATNESS!”

How cute is that??!!
I am looking forward to a year of GREATNESS!
Each day we walk with our Lord is a day of greatness. Each prayer, each moment of praise, each act of obedience, each thankful word is greatness. Each time we show love to others, there is greatness. Each moment we pause and give God glory, that is greatness.
Years ago I came to the end of myself. The years I lived for myself came to an abrupt end. I also came to the realization that I really was not that great (as I once thought I was). Then I went through a period where I thought I was worthless, and had nothing to offer this world or anyone in it. But after digging into God’s Word through Bible Study Fellowship, I found my identity. I found out really who I am. 
I learned that I am a child of the Living God. That He loves me and there’s nothing I can do that could make Him love me more, and there’s nothing I can do to make Him love me less. He loves me, period. I soaked in the truth that Jesus went to the cross for ME. He sacrificed Himself for MY sins. And He did it so through Him, I could spend eternity with Him. He wanted ME to spend eternity with Him! That was astounding!!
I then began to live according to who I was. I began to be drawn to things and to people that weren’t in my life before. This didn’t make sense to a lot of people in my life at the time. My life was changing, and for the first time, I had a peace that I couldn’t explain. I began to live a transparent life, and my “greatness” came from Jesus’ righteousness, and not my own attempt at greatness.
I guess that’s why I talk about my faith in God and Jesus so much in my daily life and in my posts. Without Jesus, I really am nothing. It’s because of Him that I am something. When something or someone becomes the focus of your life, it’s what you talk about and share with others naturally.
And I’m sure I have turned a few people off with what I have said and with what I have written. And I’m sure I get a few eye rolls in these posts. I’m okay with that. I am who I am. And I’m glad I’m not who I used to be!
So, as I look to GREATNESS in this new year, I desire to have God’s GREATNESS be shown through me. That’s my prayer for this new year. 
May God’s GREATNESS be shown through each one of us in 2013! Happy New Year!
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