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hands in surrenderThe Lord is so faithful! I don’t remember the exact timing in 2014 but the Lord began to impress upon my heart that transition was (is) coming. Little did I know all that it would entail but I am so thankful that He prepared my heart beforehand. As some of the change begins to unfold I felt the Lord give me a picture and a word that I will specifically need this next season. The picture is much like the one above, of my hands held out and open and the word is to “live surrendered”. One of my favorite authors, Ann Voskamp, says,

I came into this world the way every person on the planet does – with clenched fists.

Unfortunately, I’ve also lived most of my life with them clenched. I have thought if I could just try harder, do more, or hold on tighter then things would work out the way I wanted. But the Lord is patiently teaching me that His way is different. It is through surrender and opening up that I can receive the gifts in life, even the ones that are hard to receive.

So here is to a new year and hopefully one that I live with my hands held open and my heart surrendered! Happy New Year!

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