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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What Do I Know of Holy? {With Us}



As I reflect back on the Christmas season, the one thing that really jumps out at me is the fact that God is with us.





Emmanuel. God with us.

And that it is his story, not ours.

And I could not help but think about the things we talked about on our 25 Days of Fitness journey the past few weeks...

-- how things never quite seem to go the way that we planned
-- and how God does things his way, with his custom label on them, in ways that we could never have
    imagined or even wanted, quite frankly

We also talked about the "characters" {if you will} surrounding the Christmas story...a bunch of unlikely people who we know close to nothing about.

For example, all we really know about Mary is that she was probably between 14 and 16 years old and as for Joseph, he was a carpenter.

And that's about it.

This of course reminded me of our discussion on Day 1, that God uses ordinary people.

You would think God might give us a list of Mary and Joseph's qualifications, as to why he chose them to carry and raise his son.

But instead, he barely gives us any details.

And I really love what a pastor had to say about it:

God does not choose to use us in his story because of who we are or anything we have done. It is not about us. He is the central character in his own story. He is the one who gets all the glory.

And the ones he chooses to use are those who are willing to let him overwrite their story with his story.

If we want to be apart of God's story, we have to give up the one that we have written for ourselves.

So tell me, are you willing to do that?

Will you step out on faith and allow God to overwrite your story in 2012, so that you can be apart of something big--- something that he is doing.

Or are you going to hang on to the plans that you have made?

I cannot believe this is the last What Do I Know of Holy? post for 2011! How time flies!

I have enjoyed my time with you and I hope you have as well. I will be back with some new topics in 2012. Feel free to let me know if there is anything specific you would like for me to cover next year. Leave me some comments.

Before you go, hop on over to my blog Worthy of the Prize and enter our last giveaway of the year, for a chance to win this awesome necklace from The Adopt Shoppe!


Then "like" the Tower Promotions facebook page and enter for a chance to win 2 $50 Visa gift cards. What a great way to pay off some of that holiday debt or buy something for yourself for a change!

I hope y'all had a blessed holiday season with loved ones. May God bless you as you seek him in 2012.

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