This year is starting off with a lot of chaos and stress for me on so many levels, however, here are 16 things I know that 2016 can bring if I let go and let God…

1. He will give me wisdom all I need do is ask…James 1:5
2. He alone can give me true peace regardless of how anxious I get…Psalm 23:4
3. He will be my strength when I have none left…Isaiah 40:29
4. He will give me grace and blessings though I have not earned them…Romans 3:24
5. His word will remind me the importance of LOVE…I Corinthians 13:1-3
6. He will teach me how to be the wife and woman I am meant to be…Proverbs 31:10-31
7. He will teach me that I must forgive…Matthew 6:15; Mark 11:25
8. He will be my Father…Psalm 68:5
9. He will teach me how to treat my enemies…Luke 6:35
10. He will remind me to put my work in the proper perspective…Colossians 3:23
11. He will teach me I must rest to renew myself…Genesis 2:2-3; Matthew 11:28
12. He reminds me that words are powerful…Proverbs 12:18 & 16:24
13. All of this tells me that healing in heart, mind, spirit and body can and will come if I trust Him. Romans 15:13
14. I must remember whose I am and pray others see Him not me…I want this to be evident in me. Galatians 2:20
15. Regardless of how I feel some days or what is going on, I am so richly blessed…Matthew 5
16. I want to help others see these things for themselves…Luke 21:13; Romans 1:16

These are prayers to myself, for myself and for what I want others to see in me. I want them to wonder, what is it that keeps her going?
I know it surely is not my power, but His that can accomplish all things. I want others to know this too!I know I will fail, I will stumble and fall flat on my face many times over this year. Yet in Him I know I can pick myself up and move on. I can grow from the scraped knees.

Hopefully I will do so in a way that is full of kindness and grace that points back to Him. I am not perfect and cannot be perfect, however, He can work perfect things in me for His glory.

Ammie Black