I am a dreamer, a doer, a prayer warrior
and a believer in Jesus Christ.
Over the years I have stumbled, fallen,
soared, turned away from, took hold of
and stood - with both small and big faith -
on God's Holy Word.
I have reached for dreams that only my mind and heart could see.
I have overcome circumstances that have forever scarred me.
I have hurt people, and people have hurt me.
I have loved unconditionally, and I have loved with conditions.
I have forgiven, and I have been forgiven.
I have cried tears of sorrow and
wept for losses that seemed just too much to bear.
I have laughed deep belly laughs from way down within,
and I have felt the heaviness of despair.
I have managed loneliness, lack and debt.
I have squandered wealth, and I have handled it respectfully, too.
Through it all ...
I have blossomed in God's
grace, love, mercy and favor.
I have grown a year wiser and
even more determined to live a Christ-full life.
I am abundantly thankful for renewed hope,
and I am extremely blessed to live another year
to seek God to the fullest and to be unstoppable.
In this New Year, I stand on 1 Corinthians 15:58.
Throughout 2017, I will be steadfast, unmovable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord,
for as much as I know that my efforts
are not in vain in the Lord.
Glory to God!