Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Do you make them? I used to. I "resolved" several years ago to stop making resolutions. All they did was depress me, because I always made the same resolution most people made and, like most people, I would fail. So, I just didn't make any.

However, as I look back on 2008 and take inventory of just what all I did do I have to say that God did some amazing things in my life. :-) He did lead me to join a gym which helped my health tremendously, and even though I didn't lose the weight I wanted to lose, the fact that I went at all (and was relatively consistent) is a HUGE improvement.

He showed me that I am much stronger (with Him of course) than I ever imagined I could be. He put to rest some old demons and stopped others before they could even arise.

He showed me Beth Moore Bible Studies, and put a fire in my heart to want to learn more, and LIVE His word, not just read it.

He has been my protector, my comforter, and my Best Friend when I needed Him, and even when I didn't realize I did. He has literally saved me more than once this year. I am almost finished with "Believing God", and this week God showed me that He has truly been with me even before I was born. He not only "knit me in mother's womb" He protected me.

When my mother was in her early stages of pregnancy with me she became ill. The doctor told her she had miscarried, but they did not perform a D and C, for whatever reason. She went home (to Texas) for rest and went to her "family doctor". He confirmed that not only was she pregnant she NEVER miscarried. Who knows what would have happened had the first doctor done a D and C? See, God was there. ;-)

Because of what He has taught me, this year I have decided to actually make a resolution. In 2009 I resolve to do my Bible Study EVERYDAY, no matter what. I resolve to memorize scripture every week, and "hide His word in my heart..." I resolve to look for evidence of His work in my life everyday, and I know I will find it; and praise Him for it. :-)

How about you? If you make resolutions what are yours?

Wendy Darling


Julie said...

Awesome. God is there and alive and He wants to be with us. Is that amazing or what? Miss Beth has helped me see that as well. Her Tuesday night study starts the 13th and I can't wait.

I usually try to set goals rather than make actual resolutions. I'm not sure there is a real difference or not, but it sounds more doable to me.

Happy New Year!

~kay said...

What a great testimony you have. The fact that God had you in his plan all along. Gives me chills.
Happy New Year.

Tatersmama said...

This was wonderful and I thank you for sharing!
God has always been there for me, but I've sometimes been a bit slack in thanking him for what he's done - and has helped me to do - in my life.

I found that just making "resolutions" never got me anywhere, so I'm trying to straighten things out in my life, so that I have the time to do what I have on my list.
Vowing to lose weight is one thing, but achieving the time and peace in order to concentrate on weight loss, is what I'm aiming for, this year. :o)

I hope you have a Safe, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

PureLove10 said...

WoW! I can feel it... about what you wrote! I am new to this blog website, but am excited to get to know God into a deeper level!!!
I hope that God will guide you into HIS path!
THX for sharing!!!