This is what I saw out my window every night while in the Philippines this past week. 27 floors up, overlooking the city.
It was and is a reminder to me that in EVERYTHING I do or I am too afraid to do ... I need to Trust in the One who has brought me this far. The One who has been faithful and patient and kind towards me. The One who has never forsaken me or left me and always, always wants the best for me. The One who wants me to choose what is right and just, not what is selfish and self-seeking.
I sensed Him saying to me every night as I looked out my window "Melinda, please TRUST me in this new year - as you start new things, as you get married and begin a new season with Chris ... Trust that I will take care of Dory and her family, let go of all of your control and Trust me."
And so, I committed to that promise - to Trust Him. To really Trust in His ways, His promises, His character ... to be open handed and open hearted to see and receive ALL that He has for me this year.
I hope that YOU can do that too.
To Trust in the One who loves you completely. Absolutely. Unconditionally.