Thursday, December 31, 2009

How did we get here from there?

Dear Jesus,

As I sit down to write this letter to You, not because You need a letter to know everything that is on my heart, but rather I give it as an offering of praise and thanks. Thanks to You my Lord for all that You have gracefully and lovingly went through and endured with me this last year. I know that truthfully You didn’t endure because You are bigger than that, but from my point of view I can imagine working with this prideful stubborn girl there were moments You felt Your temper rising and You endured.

I come at the end of this year to ask a question,

How did we get here from there?

This year has been a journey. A journey that I did NOT think I could endure. Stops that lasted too long for me. Visits that I was not mature enough to make. Times that I just knew my heart would break.

How did we get here from there?

I don’t know. I don’t know how I am sitting at Your precious feet right now in this moment.

Some might call it religion. Not me.

Some might call it obedience. Not me.

No rather my heart is whispering,

Nichole its grace and love. You don’t have to know understand it, just live in it my daughter.

How did we get here from there?

Your grace has brought me into this location.

Sitting here in a relationship with You.

Now that my Lord is one place I want to stay.

So when all of me wants to know where I am going this next year,

I can honestly say, I don’t know.

As I am here with You, I hear You ask,

Are you ready for this next year?

Ready? No most likely not.

But I do want to go there.

There with You Jesus.

I love you!

On Purpose,
Nichole

19 comments:

My ADHD Me said...

Amen.

Have a Wonderful New Year!

Edie said...

What a beautiful prayer.

Rich blessings to you and yours for the new year!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I love this letter. Praise God. Happy New Year Nichole.

Lisa Buffaloe said...
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Lisa Buffaloe said...

So beautiful, Nichole. Thank you for sharing your heart.

Praying for God's abundant blessings for you in this New Year!

From the Heart said...

Your letter and prayer to the Father is great and I know why I keep coming back to read what your write, it's on purpose. I'm looking for something but I'm not sure what. God knows and in His time He will tell me. I want more than anything to be in His will.
Thank you for being so open with those of us who follow you and may He continue to bless you and your family.
From my heart to yours,

Lori said...

A heart-felt prayer~thank you! Following Jesus together, I might add, clinging to Him! :) Hugs, Lori

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Irritable Mother said...

It's grace. That's really what it is!!!
And where would we be without the amazing grace of our LORD?
Oh - I don't even want to think about it!
Happy New Year, Nichole. Looking forward to journeying with you...On Purpose.
Love you!

Sue J. said...

I keep coming back to Mary and Martha, because I think there was so much in that word that Jesus gave us in that passage (and so far beyond the trivial explanations separating the two).

Jesus was there and present before the two, and that's where He wanted them to be. And I know He wants you and me, and all of us, to be present where He is--no matter where that is! And your prayer is all about being with Him, no matter what day it is, because He has more things to show you, and more places to take you.

I'm so thankful for what He reveals to you, and I know He will continue to strengthen and encourage you--and you will show and share more of Him with us!

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