It has been quite a while since I have blogged. Being the last day of 2012 I just wanted to write a couple of things down for my memory.
Perspective is an interesting thing. At the end of 2011 many people said that it was an unusually hard year. For me it was a year of great excitement. Now, here we are at the end of 2012. It has help its share of exciting and happy things but over all it has been a very rough year. Many tears and heartache. But in that it has been a good year. C.S. Lewis liked to say that "Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world." (quoting from memory so that might not be exact) This year I have heard His megaphone.
Looking back over the year I think there are two main lessons that have been drilled into me. I don't know which order to put them in. One isn't necessarily more important than the other.
I became keenly aware of Micah 6:8. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
When I have struggled through different issues this verse has been brought up over and over. That is what God requires of us. That is what is important.
Secondly, God doesn't allow His children to hold things as idols. When we place something as more valuable than Him He will take it from us. He will conform us to the image of Christ through whatever it takes.
So, I will have to say at the end of this year that it has been very good.