“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9
Fully = completely: to the greatest extent possible or required
Committed = devoted: devoted to somebody or something such as a cause or relationship
The Lord’s eyes range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully completely, to the greatest extent possible committed to relationship with Him. As 2022 draws to a close, I must say this year was difficult at best for me. Now, certainly there were incredible things that happened particularly related to Hope Choice and all that the Lord is doing in and through us. But growth and a broader scope in ministry, the widening of the tent pegs so to speak, often requires much energy, persistence and sweat. 13|30 (our college ministry) along with a coffee shop, is in full swing and doing great…but took a huge push to get that thing rolling! Personally, 2022 was difficult because we moved each of three children in the span of 3 weeks! Tanner and Whitney and their family are home and settled only 3 minutes away from me! Jake is in medical school in Dallas and Madi is on her last few months in Aggieland. With everyone in different cities, Brian and I are experiencing a new normal. It’s wonderful and awful all at the same time.
As I approach 2023, the deepest cry of my heart is to be fully committed to relationship with the Father and that He would strengthen me. In order for me to stop busy moments from becoming busy hours and busy hours becoming busy days and weeks that evaporate as I just do the next thing in front of me…I am choosing to make adjustments on purpose. I am asking the Lord to point out things that I need to focus on and change in order to improve my personal life, my spiritual depth and my family relationships. If any of this is striking a chord with you, I want to invite you to join the Candy Gibbs 2023 Jumpstart group on Facebook.
We did our first Jumpstart group in 2019 and what an encouragement it was to me. It was a great way for me to connect with other believers who are wanting to make changes that are life altering but who also could use some encouragement along the way. I want to invite you to search Facebook for Candy Gibbs 2023 Jumpstart and ask to join! We have a form that you can use to help you get focused and then we start 2023 on purpose!! Fully committed.
Blessings! Let’s Go!