2017 is Here: I’m Ready 

2017 is here and I have a lot to be thankful for in this new year.

God has me blessed beyond reason and I give all of the glory, honor, and praise to Him. “In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.”~Psalm 44:8~

I have a full time job at Chick-fil-A, am on a plan to lose weight, graduate with a Master of Arts degree from Liberty University Online this Summer, go to Japan for my Summer internship, and the potential to travel abroad with OM International after I graduate. In a nutshell, God has many great things coming my way in 2017. “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath ye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.”~Isaiah 64:4~

Before 2016 ended, God showed me that I must breakaway with my past by making peace with ALL of my family and allow Him to thrust me forward into the future He has planned for me. First, I am doing so by slowly restoring ties with my Mom. God bless my Mom, who have birth to me. “Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.”~Ezekiel 19:10~

Then, God revealed me that I must not only restore ties with my Mom, but with my Dad and siblings in order to live peaceably with myself and have peace of God in my heart. I do not know what this is going to look like in the future, but I am letting God direct my steps in how He wants me to restore ties with them in order for healing to begin. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”~Psalm 37:23~

Satan has torn my family apart due to various issues, leading to bitterness, hatred, and a great divide among all of us. At the same time, God is allowing me to see them in the way Jesus sees them: loved and to love them well. “We love him, because he first loved us.”~1 John 4:19~

 This is because God is a God of peace and not confusion. I must take every thought captive to God in order to love my family well and make peace with them in how God directs me to do so with them. “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”~2 Corinthians 10:5~

My prayer is that the Holy Spirit teaches me in the same hour what I ought to say to ALL of my family when God ordains me to speak to my dad and siblings in His timing. “For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say”~Luke 12:12~

Laying aside my family issues, I am looking forward to what God has in store for me in 2017. I won’t look back: never. I go forward, in Jesus’ name, free and full of all of the fruit of the Spirit, in Jesus’ name. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”~Galatians 5:22-23~

Pray for 2017 friends. Pray for my family. Pray for peace to all. Love you all and God bless! 🙂

~”And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”~Matthew 21:22~

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