Wrapping a present

Looking Back

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The Old Testament is full of moments when people would take the time to memorialize the things the Lord had done in their lives. In fact, over and over again as the Israelites were wandering about in the desert, the Lord told them to create an altar so they could look back on it and remember the amazing miracle the Lord performed on their behalf. God really does know us so well! He is intimately acquainted with every part of us and isn’t surprised by our forgetfulness.

I want to take a few moments and create a space for us to recall what the Lord has done in our lives this year. I believe that each one of us has experienced blessings and miracles during the course of the year that should be remembered as a testament, not to how great we are, but how great our God is!

Here are a few of the things I’m thankful for in 2017:

Being able to quit my job
Becoming a published author (check out His Story)
Getting a new, better car, essentially for free (read that story here)
Exponential growth on this blog
Being connected to healthy community
A clear dream for the future
Clarity in hearing God’s voice
Seeing God as Provider in really profound and obvious ways

I’m sure there are many more things that I’m thankful for, but these are the ones that immediately come to mind.

As we are coming to the conclusion of yet another year, what are you thankful for? What has God done for you this year? Let’s celebrate together!


  1. This is great – taking time to stop, recall, write and share what God has done in our life. For me personally, God has birthed creativity that I didn’t think I had, allowed me to be part of someone else healing process in a deeply meaningful way, provided financially so my husband and I could FINALLY pay off credit card debit, established a new capacity in my heart for seeing the good in people. I am really grateful for this things and hope I use them all well! PS. so thankful for your blog!

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