Tyler and I have a tradition that has become one of my very favorites — a Christmastime we go on a special date + share through our year. We talk about what the Lord has done, all that has happened, where we’ve been. We consider our sufferings and hardships; the aspects of life that we struggled and stumbled through. We praise the Lord who gives grace upon grace.
This year, to prepare for our evening, I wrote a list of questions to frame our discussion. Then, I recorded our answers in my journal. I am excited to read through our conversation next year and see how the Lord has moved through our lives, making His glory known and our paths straight.
We reflect over our year with the intent of praising the Lord and realizing that it is ONLY HE who has done all of these great things in our lives, that ONLY HE upholds us with His righteous right hand, and that it is ONLY HE is worth this whole thing – all of the messy and mundane and really hard is worth it because ONLY HE is worthy.
So as you go into the new year, I invite you to reflect with us through the questions we considered. And I pray in the end you SEE and SAVOR Him.
Questions to ask about 2017
What did you learn about yourself?
What did you learn about the Lord?
In which relationship did you well invest?
Which book that you read this year was the most impactful?
– What song
– What sermon
– What event
What scripture did the Lord continually bring back to your memory throughout the year?
What is a real regret do you hold? (Release it the Lord – 1 John 1:8-9)
Who is it that you need to ask to forgive you?
– three reasons
– three people
– three things
that you can celebrate?
Whatever word the Lord gave you at the beginning of the year – reflect on that. Is it accurate? How?
What other questions, reflections, considerations do you want to record about this year?
This is the only photo we have of us after our great night out at Humble Pie and Hayes Barton Pharmacy ❤️🎄