(I realize I only know .0000000000001% of the thoughts on God’s mind….but as I see His hand work all things together, I decided to remind myself of His goodness this past year.)
Dear Loved Daughter of Mine,
It’s the beginning of 2015 and I have great plans for you this year.
You’re going to be getting a new car! This seems like just a fun blessing- and it is, but really I am making sure you have a reliable car and very very low maintenance bills for the next two years. Your focus and finances will be other places.
Your best friend Bekah is moving to Houston! You’ve been praying for this for years and I’ve decided now is the time. She’ll be a cancer nurse at MD Anderson. She’ll walk with you through a really unexpected and difficult season which she is uniquely trained and gifted to do. She will bless you immensely and make you laugh (when the doctor is out of the room) during a pretty heavy doctor’s appointment and hold your hand while you have some tests done. That’s Me reminding you how much I love you.
You’ll reach a new level of friendship with all of your Young Life senior girls! The first big bonding will come at a Hunter Hayes concert in March, and then next at Young Life camp in July. You will love these girls to the point of tears. You’ll need a lot of energy to get through camp, but by the end, your faith in Me will have grown immensely. I can’t wait to meet with you and your girls at camp. These girls are each hand-chosen to be encouragers to you as you walk through a tough season this fall. You’re used to texting them to ask how they are doing, but they will begin texting you to ask how you’re doing. Almost daily. You will feel so incredibly loved by them. That’s Me reminding you how much I love you.
The Gala you’ll be putting on at work in April has far more future importance that you may originally think. You’ll work directly with the emcee throughout the entire evening, and you’ll become friends. Because he’s a Pediatric ENT, he will later introduce you to a very important doctor that you’ll need as a second opinion, and he’ll walk with you through each step of the process. That’s Me reminding you how much I love you.
Your friend Austin will ask you to lead worship with him in May and he’ll ask you to learn a new song called “Good, Good Father.” You’ve never heard it, so you’ll have to listen to it on repeat for at least a week to memorize the words and the melody. I’ll use this song later in your life this year. Keep singing it.
Your roommate Meredith will have some incredibly helpful knowledge all about the thyroid. She’s studied it and she knows some amazing resources that will help you. That’s Me reminding you how much I love you.
You’ll get to see Taylor Swift in concert! You’ll get a really heavy call from your doctor the very next day on September 10, so I am sending you to sing your heart out with sweet friends as the best distraction. Oh and speaking of distractions, you’ll have the very best Labor Day weekend in the country with friends: stargazing, floating a river, two-stepping and singing praises. This will come at the very best possible weekend to encourage and bless you. That’s Me reminding you how much I love you.
You’ll be overwhelmed by the love of the dear people I’ve surrounded you with. The cards and calls and texts and verses – sent exactly when you need them. That’s Me reminding you how much I love you.
Romans 8:28 – We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Your Heavenly Father