- Psalm 25:9-12
This morning, I received a reminder of how I am called to live by faith, not by knowledge or even my own wisdom. How could I forget? Well, I kind of did, to be honest. The more intimately I walk with the Lord, the more I trust His promises. But He is full of surprises. This summer, I prayed for Him to shape me and mold me into the woman He wanted me to be. I desired to be her because I wanted to please Him. Oh, but I did not weigh the weight of my words! I had no idea what that looked like. But I followed Him. And now it is a new season and a new beginning. I am on my way to be her: a woman with a smile. Scary. I don't see a woman in my mirror. I don't feel ready to be her. But Abba says I am. I dreaded entering my twenties so much! Yet the time for preparation is now. I am spiritually, physically and emotionally maturing. The Lord demands more of me and my trust in Him. I've followed Him with a blindfold for so long, I have forgotten what faith actually felt like. It feels like you jump, literally, off from a cliff. You can't see the ground, but you're confident enough to know that Someone will catch your fall and you will safely land on your feet. If it wasn't the Lord whispering me to "jump!" I would not take heart. Courage would fail me. I would simply run the other way. But because I can lay hold of His forgiveness and His guidance, I am catching my breath as I leap into an unknown territory and an unknown future.
Knowing that I won't miss His grace brings a smile to my face.