A Year of Believing

December 30, 2014

One year ago, today, I created this writing space and ventured into the unknown, sharing my heart and God’s Word.

A lot has happened in the past year and I would like to recap on a few key moments.

  • I started the year by setting three New Years Resolutions and am still working through the first one, been off and on with the second one, and with God’s provision, successfully achieved the third one! While it’s not 100% success, it’s still growth and for that I am excited!
  • I acknowledged the word God laid on my heart for 2014 as BELIEVE, as well as the phrase for my family as This is Only the Beginning.
  • I named two of my dreams: 1) Having a baby and 2) Writing, and continue to trust God’s timing for both while embracing the unnamed, yet now active dream of business ownership/self-employment.
  • God opened the door for me to co-lead an (in)courage small group for Step Mama’s. My obedience yielded personal growth, friendships, encouragement and support on my journey as a Step Mama.
  • I read through Bonnie Gray’s book Finding Spiritual Whitespace and started my personal Journey to Rest which has proven to be an area God is perfecting in my life!
  • Through my blog, God taught me many different lessons this year, but here are a few of my favorites:
    • The place where I am most vulnerable, the place where I am the purest, is a place where the tears flow freely and my heart-message can be heard. When Tears Fall
    • “Trust me. Trust my timing. I’m never early, I’m never late. My ways aren’t your ways; they are better. Trust me.” {God} What’s Next?
    • To LOVE is to be at War with the enemy Guest post for Holley Gerth
    • The journey of waiting doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. So I Wait
    • “I will always provide” {God} You’re in Better Hands
    • “How do I do it all? I miss out on life-that’s how I do it all. I miss out on what truly matters; and what I miss, I can’t get back.” Hands Free Mama
    • Believing God isn’t about seeing the results today! Believing God is about seeing His direction today and trusting His promises for tomorrow! Choosing to Believe

2014 was a year of actively living my belief in God’s provision, and day after day God remains faithful to his promise!

I stand in awe of His goodness, provision, strength and protection over me and my family.

As I face 2015, I can’t help but wonder what God has in store.  Whether it be rain or shine, sickness or health, prosperity or loss, “My God shall supply all my needs according to His Riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

With only two days until the start of a new year, I am still unclear as to what my word of the year will be, or what phrase God has for my family. However, Philippians 1:6 is a verse I am clinging to as I step into the new year!Thank you for an amazing year! I pray God’s richest blessings be yours in 2015!

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  1. Sharyn on December 30, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Great encouraging words and goid to have your annointed pisys.

  2. Mary on December 30, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Your words are so encouraging. So looking forward to following your blog in the coming year. Many blessings to you as you continue to write for JESUS!

  3. Barbie on January 2, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    I think this verse is perfect for you as you look ahead to the new year. Praying for you friend.

  4. Simply Beth on January 3, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Happy New Year, Satin. Getting to meet you in person was one of my highlights. Thank you for your friendship. I look forward to journeying through 2015 together. Much love. xoxo

  5. Alecia Simersky on January 7, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Many blessings to you as well in 2015! I always think it’s exciting to start a new year and what the possibilities will hold for it. I have to say, the post you wrote for Holley is still one of my favs, I LOVE the line, ” To LOVE is to war with the enemy,” wow, what a great reminder!

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Satin is a writer, wife and stepmom encouraging others through the hard days, bringing the Scriptures alive through life-application and drawing them closer to Jesus.

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