I woke up this morning with hope. I felt good; what a great feeling to have first thing in the new year. I really feel this year is going to be a great year for me, and I honestly hope it will be an amazing year for you too. I just looked back and read my first blog post of 2010 and must say, it made me smile. You can read it yourself here if you’d like to be refreshed in the reality of God’s love for you: Relying On His Love
Below is a short exerpt from it:
“I don’t want to focus on trying to measure my faith this year, because perhaps I might convince myself I don’t have enough of it. This year I’m going to try to measure God’s love for me, because I’m convinced that His love will never be lacking.”
It’s interesting when I reflect on how I started last year compared to this year. The start of last year was actually quite a difficult year for me. I was really struggling with my health (I have exzema, that went crazy last year; but it’s much better now, thank God) and also with trying to adapt to life in Germany, and wondering why on earth God led me to become an English language teacher here and not a preacher, full-time writer, or something along those lines (I’ll be blogging a bit more about this later). Needless to say, I started last year feeling quite weak, but nonetheless confident in the truth that God’s power is make perfect in my weakness. God was, as always, faithful.
Although I certainly had some struggles, it was also an amazing year; I had my first book published, and also wrote the first draft of my debut novel, as well as two other gospel books I hope to see published this year. I also managed to keep up the pace of three comics a week; and I’ll continue this year with the comics and see where it all goes. Some are asking the if Pastor Moses ‘get it‘ this year? Well, only time will tell I guess.
Oh, and as I’m sure you’ve already realised, I redesigned my website (again!). I hope you like it (if so, let me know, I’d love to hear your feedback).
This year I hope to connect with you all in a more personal way. I’ll be spending more time on my site here connecting with people who comment, as well as looking at ways to help support the community of grace bloggers out there who are also doing a great job sharing the love of God.
So, as this is my first post of the year, I’d like to say “Happy New Year!” I don’t want my blog to be a monologue this year; I’m actually really keen to hear hear more of your thoughts/ideas/ramblings
Hope you enjoyed Searching for Grace in 2010, and super excited to continue the journey with you all in 2011.