Closing 2014 With My 2015 Miracle List

“Nothing is impossible with God.”
{Luke 1:37}

Since all of our prayers for miracles this past year were answered, it is time to make a new list for the new year. We serve a powerful God, who asks that we approach His throne boldly. Every good gift comes from Him {James 1:17} – we simply must ask in faith and understand that His answer is best.

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
{Mark 11:24}

So, here is my list for 2015:

•For Baby Bear – we prayed for this last year too, but God’s answer is for us to continue to wait and press onward. Always onward. Nothing teaches us that more than the start of a new year. Yes, this struggle is tough. But to me, the thought of not starting a family is even more difficult and heartbreaking. It is our prayer that God continues to prepare our hearts { even as we wait, and yes – even in during the hardest of times } for what will undoubtedly be the greatest miracle in our lives.

•For a repaired relationship with my Mom. Details aren’t necessary however I assure you that there is room for improvement from both parties, although I need to make the effort.

•To stay faithful to the Word. I pray that in each circumstance I am faced with that I seek out the direction I should travel and make an effort to study the Bible more.

I also want to say that I often pray for others. I just do not include specific miracles for them on my list. Sometimes I do not know their situations or circumstances well enough to pray such specific things over their lives, and even when we do, I would never post them here. Oftentimes, we pray for our parents, family and friends when specific requests are asked.

I am praying confidently, believing in a God who can do far greater things than I could ever ask for. I am praying especially hard for #1 on our list, as I hoped that would have happened in 2014, however I continue to trust God that His answer is best.

I can’t believe 2014 is hours away from being nothing but lessons and memories. I am thankful for the stillness that filled my heart as the days went by during the Christmas season and know that it was nothing short of His presence that made the joy possible.

Today, all of social media is filled with posts about people being ready for the year to be over with. Yes, it was a tough year. But without it, I wouldn’t be who I am at the end of 2014. I wouldn’t know what I was capable of and I would have missed out on many laughs and special moments. I know the new year brings people new hope – hope of a better year, perhaps a new relationship or a pregnancy, maybe it’s a new job or a fresh start at something – but the truth is, you don’t need a digit to change on the calendar for that to happen. As these last hours of 2014 play out, I wonder how we would each live today if we were told we would never live a day in 2015. I guarantee they would be hours of accomplishments and heartfelt conversations, of joy and fulfillment. The time would not spent wanting to fast forward. We have the opportunity each day to wake up with renewed hope, joy and a fresh start. To make today count. To make it matter to someone other than ourselves. Every new morning gives us a chance to smile at a stranger. To compliment a co-worker who seems to be having a hard day. To pay for the coffee of someone behind us in line or spend some extra time on the phone with Mom, listening to her stories. Don’t try to rush through the rest of what is left of 2014, because I am sure that 2015 will have its own trials as well. All we can do is live in this moment, because our future is not guaranteed. Our relationships will change and if we don’t have our prioritized set correctly, we will somehow blaze through another year feeling unfilled and empty.

I do love how each year seems to hold a new lesson for me. 2013 was a year spent renewing my faith and trust in God – applying Proverbs 3:5 to my life and ‘leaning not on my own understanding.’ 2014 was spent learning more about hope and being reminded that “my only Hope is in Him.” So what will 2015 be about? Joy. I can already feel Him beginning to teach me on a deeper level that my joy needs to come solely from Him. Not from circumstances or earthy things, but simply rooted in Him. I can’t wait to explore this even more in 2015.

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9 thoughts on “Closing 2014 With My 2015 Miracle List

  1. I just found your blog and watched your story. I started my own blog this week and your story resonated so much with me. After a year and a half of this infertility journey and three miscarriages, I just recently went back to church for the first time in 20 years. It has been such a positive and healing experience. My husband and I are starting an egg donor cycle in the Czech Republic in March. I am excited to see where your story leads!

  2. I just found your blog. I admire your unwavering faith and pride you share so openly, most people will shy away for fear of outspoken faith, you have not, a good aspect. (I will caution you, auto-spell check is horrible at times, I write you from my iPad as I go to a coaching seminar, so lease forgive the I didn’t write that errors).
    I write to you in hopes of giving you inspiration, from my own experiences and failures…my quotes I live by
    . ” if God puts your through it, he will bring you through it.” And ” God will only give you what you can handle”.
    5 years of trying for a baby, I am finally pregnant, however my happiness turns into sorrow at 7 months gestation. Broken haearted (still continues on&soffit. It’s a life cycle), I have a angel boy in heaven, maybe it’s God test of how much I really want kids, or he has better plans for me or I did something wrong. All those questions of failure, yet blessed of what I did receive for a time. Marriage struggles, will either bring us closer or tear us apart, it’s a mix of both. Our love endures with our renewed faith and we decide to continue our journey together to try to have children, but after I help my parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. I am now being more aggressive in doing acupuncture and more Chinese herbs, a man I met in Chinatown and has helped a friend in another state as well.. I am successful, I am pregnant with triplets! My prayers for healthy babies..all boys have been answered. They are 9 yrs old now, healthy, active boys.

  3. Grateful K says:

    Came across this blog post while helping a friend cope with infertility a few months back. Your posts are always inspiring–I’ve been a silent reader ever since! My friend learned she is pregnant just a month ago, and seeing how tremendously happy she has been, I decided to share this with all the other ladies who are sharing the same battle as my friend did: https://tinyurl.com/y8srcjzn.

    Hope this helps! Stay strong, everyone, and know that great things are going to happen.

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