Yes, today is my eighteenth birthday!
And it really is hard to believe. Where did all the time go?
This morning my mom and I drove to our local DPS office so that I could take my driving test with the prospect of finally obtaining my drivers license. I have to admit I was a tad nervous; mostly because I'm not a consistent parallel parker. *nervous chuckle* I was so afraid I would fail that part of the test. SoOo... I prayed a lot! And guess what?
*** I passed!!! ***
I have to give all the credit to the Lord for supplying me with the wisdom and guidance that I needed. He is so faithful and I am just jumping for joy inside. Left to myself, there's no way I would've walked out of that office today with a license in hand. But -- praise God -- I'm now a licensed driver! Eep!
This is just an added blessing to the many I've experienced this past year. I can't thank God enough for walking with my family through these last 365 days.
People, let me just tell you,
HE IS A FAITHFUL KING AND LORD OVER ALL.
Without His hand of providence leading and guiding, protecting and sustaining, nurturing and holding us up this past year... I don't know where my family would be. I am truly in awe of his awesomeness right now. And that's what I love about this time of year: the opportunity it gives me to really reflect on all God has done in my life.
Elisabeth Elliot speaking of Amy Carmichael
"The preoccupations of
-- their looks, their clothes, their social life -- do
not change much from generation to generation. But in
there seem to be a few who make other choices.
Amy was one of the few."
...And I pray I was too.
Now, as an eighteen-year-old, I look forward to continuing to live out my life to the glory of my precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! He is certainly worthy. :)
I pray you all have a supernaturally blessed new year!