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More Than We Can Ask or Imagine

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Welcome, welcome! Thanks for joining me here, in new blog land. If you were still with me at the old bruklynbelle blog, I don't understand you, but God have mercy on your soul. Hopefully this new spot feels fresh and cool and super mature. Like way more mature than five years ago Bruk. 2017 Bruk is smart and funny. 2017 Bruk is healthy and confident. 2017 Bruk made almond milk last night and is currently drying the leftover meal to make flour in the morning. Clearly, 2017 Bruk has it together. 2017 Bruk has been a lonnnnng time coming.

To be so honest, I'm pretty not into the whole New Year's thing. Usually about this time, I'm chin deep in seasonal depression and my cynicism is at an all time high. I'll say something like "every day is a fresh start, why does everyone make such a big deal about this one?", which kind of sounds better on paper than coming out of my mouth, but don't worry, I'm rolling my eyes too. Somehow, this year I managed to make it out of my funk pretty quickly, and I've basically been ready for this day for months. No joke, I started my "resolutions" around October, so I'm not even sure they count any more. I'll share them anyway, though, because you guys are definitely interested...

My typical resolution solution (get it?) involves a few attainable goals I'll actually accomplish, a few aspirational goals I'll never accomplish, and one or two attainable goals that I just won't ever get around to. i.e. 2016 goals:

  1. Read more news. Done. And seriously, I picked one hell of a year for that. This year I'm reading LESS news. Way less. We'll get to that later.
  2. Finish the book I started in 2013(!!!). Yeah, that's happening, umm... never.
  3. Learn the states and presidents. Here, I reveal that 2017 Bruk isn't actually that smart, she's just pretending. But for real, I never learned them and I'm beginning to think I never will. 

That's not an exhaustive list, but you get the idea. This year, my resolutions have been different. This year they've been a full blown lifestyle change, and for each and every area of my life that's drastically different, I am actually quite passionate about the choices I've made, and will likely be writing in detail in the future. That's not what today is for.

Today I sat at lunch, thinking of what I plan to do with myself this year. Conjuring ideas and imagining what could be - where I'll be December 31, 2017, and what I'll have accomplished. Trying to make my goals practical and attainable. Logical. Not setting myself up for failure. Then I got hit out of nowhere with an echoing voice in my head... "more than we can ask or imagine". It blew me away all over again. Mostly because I ask and imagine A LOT. Boy, do I imagine. But as I learn to adopt the lifestyle of Jesus, or as close to what I imagine He'd be doing today, I absolutely cannot wait to see what things He has in store. Things I haven't even thought of. Things I have thought of but not in the real life possibility way. I think He's got more in store for 2017 than we're planning. I hope we get to celebrate it all together.

xo, Bruk

God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.
— Ephesians 3:20-21 MSG