2020 is just around the corner. We have been busy getting the house ready. Ron should and hopefully finish the roof today. Then we will begin painting well, not real soon, because we have some great storms coming next week. I feel sorry for people who have to travel this next week.
Its so different from years ago. What is different too is me. For one thing I am 30 years older. The baby I had then is thirty. I was thinking about it sitting there in the church last week. How my life has changed from then to now. I ran across a verse yesterday that said it better than I can.
"I am accomplishing a work in your days. A work which you will never believe though some one should describe it to you." Acts 13:41
I have never seen that verse before and I have gone through this study, Acts of the Apostles, three times.
I think it will be my verse for 2020. I will cling to this as God continues to lead us to the next chapter of our life. But looking back at our life has been just that, because if someone would have told me that my life would be as it continues to be, I would not believe it.
I am very, very thankful and very small. Do you ever feel very small? When you look around you and think, "how can this be me?" I do all of the time. I think of the dark threads, that outline the light threads, and I see how the pattern of my life continues to focus and get more and more clear. Things 30 years ago that I thought I had to have, are not the things I need now. Looking at houses, because I have a little bit, I find really all I need is something to keep the rain off and a few garden beds to feed us. I still never can buy a house for what it looks inside, but for what is out in the yard.
There is a book title I love. "If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat.?" I have one of my legs out of the boat now, but I am still clinging to the side of the boat. I hope to at least to walk on water in 2020.
Have a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving.