It's as though it was a year of blessing. We had such a wonderful atmosphere at church all year long - an air of excitement, of wonder, of anticipation.
It was a year of growth - certainly spiritually, but also physically and mentally as we observed the twins grow and mature.
As it always does, life has now brought some changes as we look ahead to 2017.
Some good, as in the new year will usher in the birth of our third grandchild this summer.
Some more challenging, as in changes in our leadership at church will again take place.
I was feeling a little down-hearted when it occurred to me that now was an opportunity to watch God at work.
After all, He has promised to supply our needs.
In fact, why worry at all? I have the rare privilege of seeing how the Master will coordinate His plan and bring it to fulfillment.
I was reminded of one of those great and precious promises: The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
The Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need.
Both ways of saying Psalm 23:6 mean basically the same thing, but somehow that second rephrasing packs a punch.
Do you believe He is your Shepherd and you are not going to want? If so, then start rejoicing, you have all you need.
Let that sink in ... You have what you need when you have Him.
Today is potluck at The Loft. I'm linking this post here, and I invite you to come link up with us and share your heart.