Advent – Peace part II

I have this song on repeat this week.

“All our hopes and fears are met in Him tonight…”

 

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Day 25

Day 25

Encourage

An encouraging word and song for Friday.

If you are feeling,

weary

sad

lonely

frustrated

forgotten

This is not the end.  Hold on and encourage others to do the same.  Good things to come and one great and loving Father who is waiting for us.

“Therefor encourage each other with these words…For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And so we will be with the Lord forever.   1Thess. 4:18, 16-17

The way of grace

I saw God today, in the way of grace.

How I long to wear pearls of grace

to love fully and be fully loved.

What does your way of grace look like today?

Jesus life, a beautiful example of this.

“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant… Philippians 2:1-11.”

In this post, I wanted to take you on a little journey.  For the past five months I have been training for a marathon.  It has physically been a long journey but even more so mentally and emotionally.

This journey should have been complete a year ago.  I was to run a marathon with two friends of mine.  Right before we started training, I started to notice pain in my foot.  This pain continued until I had to stop running.  I didn’t run again until almost a year later. 

During this time, our church showed this video at different times and It wasn’t so much what the video was about that touched me.  Every Time I would watch it and the girl running in it, I would just cry.  I wanted to be that girl running.  It was a lost dream among other things that were difficult at the time.

Last spring, I started slowly running again and in my mind I started to dream again of doing this race.  I moved along cautiously and sometimes when I was out running, I can’t explain it but I would just start to cry.  I was so grateful to be able to do this thing that I had actually grown to love.  I did not think I would ever say that about running.  But there is something about when you lose a piece of you for awhile that helps you realize just how much it meant to you.

So now with the race about four weeks away, I am so grateful for the opportunity to do this and I realize I think this video was more about what was going on in my life than I thought.  Through that year and that experience and others experiences, God has been causing me to come awake.