Friday, January 1, 2010

The creaking wheels, oiled.

Romans 12:2 (NLT) Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

There are seasons of life which pose so many internal questions, it leaves one with moments of fatigue, confusion, and even more questions. I think that this sums up my life through this past year.

But God has been so faithful. And I know, without a doubt, as I have knocked, sought, and asked, He has answered my cries so faithfully. I am so grateful. He has drawn near when I called, He has hidden me when I ran to Him, He has given me wisdom when I asked. I have discovered it to be that simple. Simple in idea yes, but in reality, a bit more of a challenge.

This year marks a point in my life where my need for mind renewal has never been more clear. There are others whom I have had the priviledge of spending some of my thinking hours with: those in my local church, authors like John Piper, AW Tozer, Hannah Whithall Smith, and Joel Osteen, bloggers like Darlene, Jewels, and Ruthanne. These others have had the wheels of their transformed minds oiled by the Holy Spirit and His Word through their years of walking with Him. Maybe they have asked some of the same questions I have...

I don't have resolutions, however more than last year, my vision is clearer.

It isn't always easy. Sometimes we must wrestle for the Truth. But He has promised that we shall know the Truth and it shall make us free. He has promised us that if we come to Him and learn from Him, He will give us rest. This is where I have found true strength and rest to come from.


  1. Hey there Cassandra, I just wanted to say hello and that your posts are beautiful :) I found you through Ann's Gratitude Community... I'm going to start my list of 1000 very soon on my brand new blog - I think on Wednesdays. I hope to get to know you a little through your blog. I have 5 kids... 7 wow! Only a little twinge of jealousy there :)
    Anyway, you're officially invited over to my place anytime :)


  2. I haven't made any resolutions either...but am hoping to set some goals. Can't seem to carve out the "think" time I need to make goals beyond what to make for dinner today! :>)