Monday, March 7, 2011

my 28th year...

Since I'm about 2 hours away from beginning my 28th year here on this earth... I decided that I should spend some time reflecting on the 27th, and thinking about hopes for 28.

How to sum up a year in a paragraph... I'm not so sure? 27 had its peaks and valleys, but I also had a lot of moments in which I verbally surrendered to God's plan, if He would show it to me. Moments where I pleaded with Him to simply show me where to go and what to do... because I am willing to go. As odd as it may sound, I truly feel like God is leading me to go back home for a little while. I don't know how long... but I am now looking for employment at home, and I believe that if this is His confirmed plan for me that He will open the necessary doors. Despite all my experiences of this past year, I feel like the growth I have experienced is best summed up in a section of lyrics from this blog's namesake, "Kacey's Song" written by my dad.

{There's so many things that I'd like to do,
but most of all Jesus I want to please you.
So here's my life, take it.
Do with it what You will.}
So 28... I have a lot of hopes for 28. I hope that God will continue to make His plan for me evident. I hope that God will continue to give me opportunities to grow and learn in and from Him and Life. I hope that this year will be one of no sorrow. I hope that this year will be one of health and happiness... of no cancer. I hope that this year will be one in which no matter how far I move away from my friends we will remain just that, friends. I hope that this year I will be able to help someone through their sadness as so many have helped me through mine.
{I hope that 28 is not about me at all...
I want it to be about serving God and serving others. }
I hope that in year 28 I become more like this woman:
10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
I hope to become more resourceful, wiser, and kind. I hope to honor my God and my parents in my interactions with others (I will always be their child, therefore Exodus 20:12 still stands). I hope to become more independent of others, but more dependent on God.
I hope to travel. I hope to move. I hope to meet new people who will become very important to me. I hope to spend more time with Anna Cat, Wyatt, Cassidy, Will, and Savannah. I hope to see my best friend Liz more than twice in an entire year. I hope to stick better to my commitments of praying for others. I hope spend more time in study and reflection. I hope to show God to others in my daily walk... because if I can't do that, what's the point in the rest of it all? I hope to encourage more, to love more, and to serve more.

I hope for my 28th year... and right now, that's enough for me.

" Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long."

I love y'all,

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