Prayer for 2012

This time of year is always a period of reflection for me... looking back on the past year, all the blessings, all the learnings, all the challenges... each of these have helped to shape me into who I am today.

Last year was one of huge blessing for my family and I. We've been settling into a new life here in a new city and new church. We have SO loved being part of Greenbelt. Living in Ottawa has really felt like being back home. Making new friends and new ministry connections was slow at first and now we're really thrilled where we see so many great relationships developing.

Last year was a big one for me to trust God in all areas of my life. Since that was my main prayer for 2011 it's really neat to look back and see all the places where God showed up. Not all areas where perfect... but He has shown me so much and constantly reminded me that I can rest in Him and trust that He will provide!

This year is going to bring more change into our family. We just feel that in our bones. Don't worry... we're not moving again, but things are moving around at the church and we're just seeking God and listening to what He would have us do. This year I feel probably more than any in the past I'm going to REALLY have to rely on the power of Jesus' resurrection... that same power that raised Jesus from the grave is the power that is going to accomplish all that God wants to do in my family.

Each year I do the One Year Bible Reading Plan. This is going to be my 7th straight year doing it. In 2011, I didn't finish all that strong getting through my reading... so I'm jumping into this year with a much stronger commitment to get through the entire Bible as my personal devotion this year. Each year I start the Bible reading with a short, one sentence prayer. That becomes my major prayer for the year. This year my prayer comes directly from Philippians 3:10
I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead.

This is going to be an exciting year! I pray that it will be for you as well!

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