I have been thinking about all the things that have happened this decade! SO much change. So many beautiful moments….this decade began with me beginning my journey with the Lord. I’ve been thinking a lot about that moment lately. For so many reasons… It’s been 10 years with the Lord. It’s been such a beautiful, life-changing 10 years.
Other things that have all happened this decade…I graduated college, met my husband, got engaged, watched Brian go off to Iraq, got engaged again on his leave, then I took off to Iraq, got married on my leave, came back from Iraq, got married again in the church (all to one man, I am so blessed to have 2 engagements, 2 weddings, and 2 honeymoons!!!), said goodbye to my hubby 2 days after our wedding for his career school, tried SO hard to get assigned and present in the same place, got sent to Camp Hovey, Korea together (it was either there or back to Iraq!), got pregnant, moved back to the states on my own to have our sweet baby boy…who decided to come 7 weeks early, got out of the Army, flew back to Korea to finally be together as a family, partnered with my husband in his company command, LOVED Korea (this time around 😉 ), had our sweet baby girl, and came to Fort Irwin pretty soon after that and have been here for about 18 months.
It’s a lot to take in. It’s a lot to process just thinking about it…I am wondering…what will this next decade be like? What does God have planned for us? I know I cannot even fathom it. And that is ok. It’s exciting to think about 🙂
The past few days, the Spirit has been convicting me of much sin…in a gentle, loving, but clear way. It’s always tough to be reminded of sin…but it’s always so freeing to be able to confess, pray for forgiveness and KNOW that His love and grace covers over all my sin…every day. I get concerned when there is no conviction of sin….
My hope for this next decade is MATURITY in faith. For the thoughts I think to be replaced with His Word and His thoughts. To fight the spiritual battle that takes place in each thought…joyfully, beautifully, gracefully, and with His strength. To respond with a gracious, loving tongue, how He wants me to and to walk closely with Him, holding His hand each step of the way, come what may.