On January 9th, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a Women’s Devotional with two of my closest girlfriends. This event has been scheduled in January for the past several years. January 2014 was the first time I attended. This was such a great devotional with a great group of women. Some of the women I have known several years while others I met that night. The purpose of this devotional is to share and learn about the struggles we face as women, to come together on this night to encourage one another and then write a letter to God about whatever is on our hearts. The letters are sealed in an envelope to be opened the next year.
As I stated, 2014 was the first time I attended. I wrote my letter after I got home that night, sealed it in an envelope and placed in the front pocket of my journal. When I arrived back from my Christmas vacation this January I sat down to write in my journal and my letter slipped out onto my lap. I realized that it was January 2015 and time to pop that letter open! Of course, I had no idea what I had written or prayed for but I was so excited to see just how much God had transformed my life in a year. I called my girlfriend to find out what day the devotional was going to be held on and thankfully it was that coming Friday.
During the devotional, as I read my letter I had no idea that I had written some of the things on those pages. What I came to realize was that even though many of us know and see God’s work in our daily lives like waking us up, having food to feed the kids and that moment when you know the car should have stopped but somehow you made it another two miles to the gas station. Those moments are good but when you can write down your thoughts and feelings at a particular moment in time, then go back a year later and see just where God has brought you from…now that is a GREAT moment! I can’t say that everything I prayed or asked for in my letter was answered the way I wanted them to be but most of them were worked out in a way that I can now see was a benefit to me.
Last night I had the opportunity to write my 2015 letter. I am expecting even more wonderful things to happen and take shape in my life over the next eleven months. Even though I can’t see it now, I know that God is working things out for the better. I’ve shared this Letters to God mission with many of my coworkers and other friends. Many of them have agreed to give it a try. I think it will be an awesome experience for anyone who chooses to give it a try.
Blessings to you all…
P.S. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of God is Able by Priscilla Shirer. The book chat for this book will begin February 1st 🙂