February in Manitoba and the weather we all hoped to be having is distant from us. Last year right around this time I entered in to a postpartum depression. I was not aware of this, and did not become aware of it until 6 weeks later. Prayer and support from dear friends lifted me out. The Lord knew what he was doing when he encouraged me to write that email.
I was terrified of this winter, knowing the dark days that it held, the cold and the feeling of being shut-in. As fall began to allow winter to take over I knew I needed to surrender this fear to my heavenly father who "makes all things new". The strange thing about fear is that even though you know that the best way to deal with it is to surrender it, our sinful nature holds tight to it. That was a battle all in itself.
How great of my Father to deal with this depression last year, for this year winter has been far worse! This year has been the coldest and the most snow in 67 years!!
This year, I have battled through with prayer and #thejesusproject, worship parties in my house, enjoying the warm sun through my window, precious times with my Lord.
We serve a Mighty God! One who has changed water into wine, opened the eyes of the blind, raised the dead to life, healed the sick, fed the hungry, HE WAS DEAD AND ROSE AGAIN! We serve a God of transformation!
I have been following along the bible study with If:equip and today I did the bible study on John 2:1-12. Jesus' first miracle was changing water into wine.
In John 2:5, Mary mother of Jesus turned to the servants and said "do whatever He tells you." (#DWHTY) IMMEDIATE OBEDIENCE brought forth the TRANSFORMATION( John 2:9 "When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine...")
I thank God for transforming my darkness into light, for bringing life.