One of my favorite months of the year is January. I love what January stands for. For me, it is a month that signifies new beginnings. Each year, in the days following Christmas, I begin to daydream about all of the things the brand new year holds.
Where will we travel too? What will we learn? What will we accomplish? What will we experience? What will our lives look like at the close of this new coming year?
With New Years resolutions being announced and with dreams for the New Year being dreamt, now, is the time to start thinking about what you will say yes to in this new coming year. There is a brand new set of days ahead of you, 365 to be exact, each one holding new adventure, wonder, connection, growth and memories. What will you do with these days? What will you say yes to?
On January 17th, we will celebrate our daughter’s second “gotcha” day anniversary. I am thankful every day that in 2010 we said yes to the call to adopt. I am thankful for the adventure God took us on that year. But mostly, I am thankful for the lessons and the gifts that came out of that journey. That year in 2010, God taught us to be brave. He taught us to “stick out necks out there” for the gospel, to open our hearts, our hands and our home. I didn’t think that in January of that year when I was praying for a chance to be a witness to someone and when I was praying to take the gospel somewhere, we would be sending off paper work to Ethiopia to bring home a little girl who was in desperate need of restoration and redemption. I didn’t know that through the process of bringing her home I would discover that I too was in desperate need of a savior and I too needed some redeeming. I didn’t know that through that act of obedience God would open my eyes to a whole new world I had never seen before; a world in desperate need of a savior and a world in desperate need of love.
Since that year, 2010, each year has held adventures that I never imagined. That year signified a shift in how we live our lives and I wouldn’t trade that back for anything.
God saw each of us before we were born. Everyday of our lives have been recorded in His book. Every moment has been laid out before a single day has passed. (Ps. 139:16) Make this year, 2014, the year you say yes to Jesus. Each day holds little moments of adventure and opportunity to make Him known. How will you live out your days this year?
Jenna is a born and raised West Texas girl married to her husband Phillip since 2005 and momma to three beautiful children, Parker, Beckham and Emerson. Jenna is passionate for Jesus. Seeking daily to make His name and glory known through the little moments in life. Jenna is also crazy about Africa. Specifically Ethiopia. Jenna and her husband have a heart for adoption, missions and ministry. You can often find Jenna grabbing coffee with friends, sneaking in much needed dates with her husband, reading way to many books at once, trying out her latest Pinterest find, playing outside with her kids or serving in her church. You can read more about Jenna and her little family at DayofKnight.com or you can also connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter andPinterest.
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