“Broken hearts, broken bones, some days I’ve never felt so alone.
After it all, I thank God you’re holding me.“
Happy Sunday! 🙂 This past weekend I learned to bake a pecan pie (my very first time!) for my works belated holiday party and I was ecstatic with the result of it…
I must say, I am such an amateur when it comes to baking and cooking various recipes, but my willingness to learn this year makes it more obvious when I complete a task.
Recently, I have been looking through very cute videos of wedding clips and discovered this artist (song above) and fell in love with her voice, her lyrics and fell even more in love with the song title “Thank God you’re holding me.” Her song is all about being with the one she loves, and I love that.
If I want to go deeper with this title, I can also say: “Thank you, God, for holding me.” Through my trials, through my obedience to Him, the calmness He gives me when I worry and the reassurance to know His arms will always be open in spite of my flaws.
This year I want to allow my family to hold onto me tight by their tough love, soothing love and “I’m here” love.
This year I want to allow my friendships be held tighter than I had last year and the years before. Allow to have my hand clasped in their hand and know through the agreements and disagreements I am always there for them through prayer, support, humility and understanding.
Family and friendships are so important to me and I should never ever take it for granted. They are blessings to me and I want to be more of a blessing to them by my words and actions.
Two of my best (well, dearest) friends who I’ve known for a quite some time began this “whats your word” for each year. I am not sure who thought of this, or where it started, but… this is our third year to go through this and I regretfully forgot the previous words I’ve used, however, the word I used for this year is…. Understanding – the words/sentences we choose is a reflection of something we need to improve for ourselves.
I need to learn… to understand peoples decisions whether it’s from a loved one (family & friends) all the way to those I don’t know and what I perceive through social media/news.
I need to learn… to understand a person’s “parent skills” even though I am not a parent myself.
I need to learn… to understand a persons decision of “how” someone should date, or “how” their marriage should be.
I need to learn… to understand my own decisions and whether it is Godly, or stupid.
I need to learn… to understand political views, theological views, women’s rights, etc. where I distinctively know there are a handful of quarrels.
This year I want to understand it all and have a peace of mind by everyone’s choices, but that isn’t life. This is reality. There will be disagreements, there will be division, there will be conflicts and there will be many misunderstandings.
All I can say is I want this year to have more understanding with prayer and how God sees circumstances as a blessing and a learning point in whatever capacity He sees fit. I fear for many things, but I do not fear for God’s ability to love us unconditionally.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. (verse 2).
For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior… (verse 3)
because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you… (verse 4)
Fear not, for I am with you… (verse 5)
The title I have for this post is similar to my thirst to understand life and humans “right” view on situations, but the only fount to overflow and understand fully is God’s vision for You & I. His Love. His love of bringing His son Jesus to die for our sins. His love to allow the Holy Spirit to breathe in our hearts to vision a better life filled with compassion, humility and faithfulness.