The glory is His
Psalm 115:1 – Not to us, Lord, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.
I can’t believe I’m sat here writing my 366th devotional. A whole year of devotionals?! I remember December 2015, when I was toying with the possibility of writing just one month’s worth. I never even imagined a whole year.
It’s amazing to think how much has happened over those 366 days. I married the love of my life. I made new friendships that I’m beyond certain will last a life-time. I followed my travel-happy husband around the world, taking in some beautiful sights everywhere I went. I completed 3 journals filled with prayers and love-letters to God. I read far too many novels. I even started writing my own novel! Oh, it’s safe to say that 2016 has been my best year yet.
It won’t just be the year I look back on and remember my wedding. Right next to the beautiful memories of my wedding day, will sit the most precious memories of my devotional writing. I’ll remember it as the year I plowed through 366 different ways to write about all that God is and always will be. I’ll think about the days that were so difficult, yet God still managed to help me write. The days I read back on, and think how on earth did I ever write that?
He has taught me the most valuable lessons throughout these devotionals. So many that I can’t even begin to sit down and write them all out. But the biggest, most important one that will remain in my heart for the rest of my life is that the glory is, and always will be, His.
I wouldn’t have lasted a week in these devotionals if it wasn’t for His Spirit, that so faithfully lives within me. Without Him, I wouldn’t have had the patience, endurance or the wisdom to know what to write each day for a whole year. Without Him, I wouldn’t have had the strength to keep writing those two weeks that I was stuck in bed with the flu.
But in my pathetic weakness, His strength is so beautifully made perfect. He showed up every day. As I sat at my desk, my Bible by my side and my fingers ready on my keypad, He came to sit right beside me. The days I didn’t sit at my desk, tempted to give up and say I tried my best, He nudged me (mainly through my husband – thanks babe!) and told me to keep going, Beloved, keep going.
And here I am, writing my 366th devotional! All the glory belongs to Him – my faithful Father.
2017 may look a bit different here on miekeey.com. My daily devotionals may be finished, but my writing isn’t. I’ll still be publishing blog posts regularly – mainly faith-based ones. As well as that, God and I will continue our daily writing dates. He’ll sit here with me at my desk these next few months as I write my first ever novel.
And yet again, all the glory will be His.