As Thanksgiving and Christmas has passed and the new year has begun, I can’t help but feel extremely thankful. So much has happened this past year–good and bad–that I can rejoice in the One who made all these things come to pass.
The first thing I am grateful for is that come March we will have a new addition to our little family–Jeremiah Lucas. My heart is overjoyed that God would bless us with a child. God knows who this little one will be in his life and already has a purpose for him.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
It has been my heart’s prayer since we found out we were expecting that God would greatly use our child for His glory, and that our marriage and roles as parents would bring glory to God. These are the most important things in life: our Father in Heaven and His Word, family, and church. I hope that is always reflected in my life for people to see, to stand as my testimony.
Secondly, I am thankful for my husband. He works six days a week to provide for us and runs our home in a godly manner. Brandon truly exemplifies to me the husband described in Ephesians 5. He is our family head and leads and guides us in the ways of the Lord.
Thirdly, although most important, I am thankful for God’s Word. Without His Word, we as Christians cannot stand. I pray as we venture into this new year that I will reverence and cherish His Word so much more in my life than ever before.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105
Have a blessed new year, and let us keep our eyes looking upward!