2016 is coming to an end. 2017 is the next step; stepping into a new year, a new season. I cannot believe 2016 is over… I remember last New Year Eve’s, when Ryan, Rachel, Ashton, and Ember came down from North Carolina and we all watched the New York Ball drop (and I ate, like, an entire bag of chocolate)… And a year has passed. So much has happened this year.
Yahweh has blessed Step By Step Sanctuary so much this past year… 2016 may be coming to an end, but Yahweh’s Love is never ending! My family and I look back at how far Yahweh has brought us, what Yeshua has taught us…. We are so grateful and amazed.
We look back on this year, and we count our blessings, the miracles, and the gifts. We continue to follow Yahweh with this new year, this new gift; eyes up, walking on water, leaving the boat behind.
I am sitting here writing, it’s 9:15, and I am in tears. Why? Because I look at what I have. I remember what has happened this past year. I count my blessings and I lose count completely. I look at the miracles and wonder how do I thank Yahweh?
This year has held trials, hardships, tears, blood, fears, doubts, many things that Satan and the Dark has thrown at us. This year has held gifts, blessings, miracles, laughter, love, faith, and hope. Through this year, we have been in YAHWEH’s Hands. HIS protection, in His fortress and guidance. Yahweh is our Savior and our Deliverer, He has not forsaken us once, even when the battle raged hard and the waves came over our heads. We kept or eyes on our Lord, and walked on the water, despite it all.
Yahweh is faithful, and we are joyous that He walks with us. He is a Light on our path as He leads us…. And 2017 is no different, and it is all foreseen by Yahweh. Nothing catches Him by surprise. 🙂 And He is faithful and mighty to save, I know we were safe in Yeshua’s Hands. ♥
I am zealous for a new year to follow Yahweh, to draw nearer to Him, to glorify Yehovah Lord. I am excited for the journey before me. The gifts He has in store, and what He will set before me to do for others. 🙂 This life is a gift, and each season is different….
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace…. – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
2016 was also the 3rd year anniversary of my blog, The Peculiar Messenger. 🙂 Earlier this month (check out that awesome post here), I asked y’all to send in questions so I could do a Q&A Vlog! And you guys, being as awesome as you are, sent your questions in! I know I said I would upload the vlog on the 30th, but the 30th was my brother’s, Kody, 13th birthday!
So happy birthday to the best younger brother ever. 🙂 ♥
Again, thank you all so much for sending in questions! I had lots of fund doing this. One of you fantastic people (hi, you!) asked if I would continue to do vlogs… The answer is yes! ;D Here is the Q&A vlog, featuring myself, Angela Watts, and my older sister, Tory. Kody was the camera man, so thanks dude! =) Hope y’all enjoy.
Also, the book I have signed by the illustrator is called The Magical Mr. McWhirl. Lol, just in case you were curious…
Hopefully it was good, haha, and you could understand my accent. 😉 It was great though haha, and Tory was game to ‘interview’ me so that was even better. And you even got a small, small hint of a new book idea I’ve gotten! ;D
Also, I reached my goal for 100 followers by January 1st! AHH! I’m so excited. =D Thank you so, so much for following.
We continue to follow Yahweh with this new year, this new gift; eyes up, walking on water, leaving the boat behind.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. -Psalms 34: 8-11
I go forward into 2017 with lessons learned from this past year. I go forward with new knowledge, and a mind and heart that is forever seeking God’s Truth and His World. I go forward with a heart zealous for my Father. I go forward with the memories and nostalgia and faith from this last year. This last year was incredible. I go forward with my family, my friends, our horses, and our home. I go forward with YAHWEH! Each step I take, I pray it is a step nearer to the Lord, and on His path for me. I pray I can touch others, share Yahweh’s Love, and just be who God made me. I pray Yahweh protects my family and continues to bless us. ♥
Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness… Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. -Psalms 150:1-6
May Yahweh be with you and guide your steps this upcoming year! YHVH bless.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Here’s a song I’ve been listening to kick off the year 2017!! ♥