I know.... I know... It's been a long time off for me from Blogsville.
First of, I would like to say Happy New Year 2012 to all of you guys, fellow bloggers, followers and random readers!! I have missed you dearly!
During this long absence there was so many things I wanted to blog about, but little time. And I also have to admit that my mind was focused on many things and pulled in so many different directions...
My husband and I (and my family in general) had been going through a very rough time (not in our marriage thanks God!) and last year, as I was blogging I was also trying to keep pulling myself out of the blues... this mood into which we sometimes get, where everything looks and seems so blurry with no sorts of exits. Anyways I am a happy and bubbly person in general but there are just those times...
And sometimes you just have to get angry and say enough is enough! For me it was a spiritual decision and I decided to enter the new year in a spirit of heightened focus and attention on God, and take a step back from my regular life.
Anyways, all I can tell you is that God listens and talks back. Sometimes we are just too busy to hear or to even pay attention. Plus how can we hear when we are not connected on a regular, consistent basis?
Also certain situations can only be broken through prayer AND fasting, where it's not about not eating food, it's about devoting a lot of that time that we take worrying about eating (cooking, thinking of what to cook/eat/carry out) and enjoying the satisfying feeling we get from physical food to seek spiritual nourishment. Also, that physical discomfort (hunger pains) just like any other type of uncomfortable situation puts us in a condition of heightened awareness of the presence of God (when we pair it with praying, praising and reading the Word). It's the truly the key to many breakthrough as mentioned in the Bible and as evidenced by many testimonies of people around the world.
Now let me tell you. I am not a "fanatic" Christian ooo. Although I do have daily devotions, I only go to church on Sunday (and not even every Sunday) and that's pretty much it. I am just that regular girl next door, who is struggling to become a good Christian with a consistent walk with Christ. I know I get lazy when it comes to praying and reading the Bible, but this fast was a true renewal for me. I have experienced God like I never did in my life before and within the first week of fasting 3 top priority prayer topic which were responsible for that awful time that we had were answered. How? I don't know. Everything just fell into place. Just like that!
My dear friends, let's make sure that we stand firm on that Rock. He is truly a shield and a fortress and the helping hand in times of need.
Alright, how is that new year treating you guys sofar? Any great things has happened yet? Anything exciting? any life changing event?
Anyways, I am glad that we all made it to 2012. I pray that you have a blessed year. I pray that God's watchful hands be over you and that his wings cover and protect you. I pray that you be the head and never the tail in anything you decide to put your mind to, whether it's work or a hobby or a major decision. I pray that you be blessed in the morning when you wake up and in the evening when you lay to sleep. I pray your household never lack any good thing. Overall I pray that you experience the sweetness of the embrace of God.
Nice to see you again on this other side!!!