Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year, A New Start

What a year 2010 was.  A year of challenges and a year of favor.  A year of struggle and a year of provision.  A year of illness and a year of healing.  With everything that happened and everything we went through God showed himself faithful in ALL things.

The most memorable?  Baby Caleb of course!  After beginning the pregnancy with a month of bleeding and bedrest at 30 weeks I went into labor and my water broke.  At the hospital they gave me too much medicine and at one point I turned to the nurse.  I said “I’m going to pass out now.”  And I did.  Within seconds I was seeing a beautiful, pure, and radiant light.  My soul responded and said “Senor, estamos en tus manos.”  (“Lord we are in your hands”)  I was in perfect peace.  Then I started to hear my name and the nurses asking me if I could hear them.  A few minutes later I was able to respond.

Years ago when I was in college I wrote a goal for my life.  It was “To live in such communion with God that at the end of my life I will neither run towards the light nor away from it, but that my first instinct will be to fall to my knees and as the Lord what HIS will was for me in that moment.”  What a confirmation that I am on the right path.  After this I spent a week in the hospital and miraculously God resealed my womb.  I went home and spent the rest of the pregnancy on bedrest and on July 15th Caleb was born full term and in perfect health!

This really sums up 2010 for me.  There were many difficult times, but God brought us through them all and in the end we have his perfect divine health physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

So now I’m looking forward to 2011 and believing that it will be better.  I feel we have been through a purifying fire and come out ready to see God use us in new ways.

When I began to read and look for a verse for my first blog of the year I was looking for a declaration of victory, for a promise.  What I found was a possibility.  That with the Lord’s blessing what we begin to plant now, we can reap a hundredfold by the end of the year.  I was looking for a verse where God was declaring a year of abundance in all good things, what He showed me was that it takes two.  We need His blessing but we also need our planting.

What do you want to reap this year? Start planting! 

Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him.

Genesis 26:12


  1. This one brought tears to my eyes, Christy. "my first instinct will be to fall to my knees..." truly, words to live by. You are amazing, and I am grateful for your friendship.

  2. I agree with CindyLu! I remember asking God when I was in college that I wanted to learn to love Him as passionately as I did as a little girl! It amazes me how God makes those requests become reality!

    Congratulations on your son. That is one of my 5 favorite names! LOL I am praying for a year of peace - and a year where I am not in limbo. I talk about it in my new years post - a year of refreshing and restoration!

    I am so glad I stopped by (from blog hop) and me you! I feel at home here:)