I have been sweetly broken, and wholly surrendered. I have taken the most incredible journey in life. I have chosen, yes, chosen to fall head over heals for Christ our SAVIOR. This has been a difficult path; a path of faith, lack of faith, incredible power, rich mercy, abundant grace, treasures never ending, multiple mistakes, mistakes forgiven, glory revealed, confusion, extreme joy, and the most powerful love. LOVE THAT TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING. This has quite possibly been the greatest journey of my life, and I am only just beginning. Somehow I see that there is something beautiful about each of these things.
Faith is beautiful. There is simply something glorious about having a trust that you don’t understand in something that you can’t see. Hebrews tells us that FAITH is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you can’t see. I am sure of what I hope for: Eternity with my King. I am certain of what I can’t see: My Father in heaven who loves me without limits. Hmm..Faith is trust. I trust God above all else. There is something simply stunning about feeling like a small child who has nothing to worry about because my Father has taken my life in His hands.
Lack of Faith Lacking faith can be almost as beautiful. Nothing strengthens your faith like lacking faith. Having been a doubting Thomas makes the faith I have that much more beautiful.
Incredible Power When I think about the Lord’s incredible power, I can’t help but think of Mighty to Save. Savior, He can move the Mountains! How awesome is He? The one who created the Earth..who created each and every detail of each and every one of us..is SO powerful! He is more mighty than we could ever comprehend!
Rich Mercy Have mercy on us, oh Lord. We have sinned and fallen short of your glory. We are beggars, Lord. You continue to love us as we continue to fail You. Your amazing love is continually delivered to us in a package labeled mercy. This package is rich and comes in bulk. Oh, Lord, how we praise you for the mercy You have on us. We aren’t worthy, God. No. We aren’t worthy. But You, You are worthy to be praised.
Abundant Grace The amount of God’s grace is always greater than the depth of our sin. Grace multiplied where sin increased (Romans 5:20). WE can be confident that His grace is always sufficient for us. We are not worthy, but simply because we are His children and He loves us, he continues show us grace. We can’t fully comprehend the grace of God, but we can thank Him each and every day.
Treasures Never Ending The treasures He has stored for us in heaven are forever more! Oh man! How we should rejoice in this! He has so much to offer us, simply because He loves us!
Multiple Mistakes With every ridiculous mistake I make, I am slapping my maker in the face. I am reminded of the song Born in Bethlehem by Third Day. The line “you left your throne in heaven above to live here on the Earth” is always like a punch in my face. He left His throne in Heaven above to live here on the Earth and die for my sins, yet I continue to spit on the cross. Oh praise the one who paid my debt, my ever increasing debt.
Mistakes Forgiven With every mistake and struggle comes victory in Christ Jesus, our Savior. We have forgiveness in Him and Him only. How great, how awesome is He? With every mistake also comes the lesson that make us stronger in our walk and brings us one step closer to our Father who takes us in His arms wide open.
Glory Revealed God has revealed Himself to me in so many ways recently. I am so overwhelmed by His glory..His rich, sweet, beautiful glory. He is so mysterious, and that in itself, is GLORIOUS. Praise Him! With each and every word He whispers in my ear, I am reminded of the amazing and indescribable glory that is God.
Confusion is a lovely thing. From confusion we can question God. We can disagree with God. We can argue with God. We can even be mad at God and tell Him so. What makes this so beautiful? We can do all of this with RESPECT for God and grow closer to Him through reasonable conversation about EVERYTHING.
Extreme Joy that is real comes from God and God only. The Word tells us that He fills us with joy in His presence. So, when He is near, be joyful. Laugh so hard that you cry. Pee your pants. Then laugh about it some more. Be overwhelmed by the joy He has to offer. It’s beautiful and unexplainable. Nothing else can replace the feeling of the joy of the Lord.
Powerful LOVE No greater love have I ever known. GUYS! The LOVE OF GOD is like no other. He loves us without limits..without reason! We are everything in His eyes. No other love will ever compare to that of our Father. How beautiful.
My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, I have experienced God in new and exciting ways! I thank each and every one of you that have been a part of my journey. More importantly, I thank God for blessing my life with each of you.
My prayer for you is that you will grow closer to Him each day you live. Praise Him with every breath you take. I pray you will be reminded of Him in everything, and let your heart skip a beat for Him. He is in love with you. Be vulnerable. Let yourself fall for Him. I pray you will seek Him with ALL of your heart. Be willing to listen, and attempt to accept all that He WILL reveal to you.
I love you and am incredibly thankful for your lives, as well as your role in mine.