I love this time of year! I've been reflecting on 2009 ~ the good, the bad, the lessons learned ~ and can't wait to see what God has planned in 2010!! As the saying goes..."even though I don't know what the future holds, I do know the One Who holds the future"...and He is Amazing!!
I am trusting God for 2010 ~ whatever it might hold. He is the Author of my story. I tried writing it for the first 26 years of my life, and made a huge mess. (For more of my story before Christ, click here). Now it is His turn, and I'm trying my best to stay out of His way!!
Although, I must confess, so far 2010 isn't going to look like what I had planned. In fact, I've shed quite a few tears about it over the past few weeks. I'll share more later...but for today, let's end on a happy note!!
So, speaking of happy, one thing in life that makes me HAPPY (besides God, family and friends) is....BOOKS! I just went to the bookstore yesterday and spent my Christmas money on 8 new books. Yippee!!
I was going to make a list of the Top 9 books I read in '09 (and of course, you know, the Bible is my favorite book, that hopefully goes without saying) ~ but there was no way I could narrow the list down to 9 books. Instead, I've decided to share my favorite book from 2009. And I picked up an extra copy to give away!! Woo Hoo!!
My favorite book from 2009 is....(drumroll please)....
Have you had a chance to experience Jesus Calling by Sarah Young?? It's awesome! I keep my copy right next to my bathroom sink. I read the daily devotion first thing every morning and again at the end of the day. I love it!
Here is an example of Sarah's writing... (allow these words to really wash over you today...)
From Jesus to you...
As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace. This is still your deepest need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your neediness. My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match. I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own. I created you as a jar of clay, set apart of sacred use. I want you to be filled with My very being, permeated through and through with Peace.....
Isn't her writing beautiful?? It always points me right to Jesus!!
And now...for the Giveaway!!
To Win my Giveaway: Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:
What was your favorite book of 2009??
RULES: Starts today, Thursday, Dec 31 and ends Monday, January 4th at 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my blog on Tuesday, January 5th.
If your email address is not connected to your ID, please leave your email address with your comment or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Giveaway".
I can't wait to hear from you!! (Even if you already own this book, feel free to enter the Giveaway and pass the book along to a friend!).
Well, I better start getting ready for our big New Year's Eve party tonight!! May the Lord bless you with His peace and His presence in ever-increasing measure in 2010!!
Happy New Year!!