It's summertime. Which means no school, long days, and new experiences. It also means that I have no idea what God has in store for the remaining months of summer. This always has the ability to both frighten me to death and encourage the deepest part of my soul. I'm frightened to death because one part of me wants to know exactly whats going to happen to me and how its going to happen. The other part of me screams in opposition, knowing that the passion and uniqueness of life is found in giving up my future to the Lord. I know with all that is within me that the promises that God inscribed on my heart through His powerful Word will guide me every day. And you know what? That's something I can take deep rest in.
You know, the funny thing is that the future is really just one moment away. The line between the present and future is blurred only by how we react to each new event. I can choose to saddle myself with the past and let that be the lens through which I experience the present and the future, or I can lay hold of the true promises of God and abandon myself to His glorious calling. See, life to me gets most complicated when I look inward instead of living outward. What i mean by that is this. We have a tendency to think and believe that life is all about us, when in reality it has everything to do with God. If we start with ourselves, we will never have the right foundation. It's only by grounding myself in Christ that I can be free of being dominated by the lures of the world.
All that to say, one of the most incredible things I've been experiencing lately is a deeper understanding of what it means to be in relationship with God. It's tough. I'm not good at it. I don't always desire Him as much as I wish I did. But what keeps me going is the limitless love He has shown me. How incredible!
I'm getting ready to go out and experience some new things this summer. I'm so excited, yet I have no idea what He's going to do with me. And that's exactly where I need to be.