There are times in your life when you know very distinctly that you are exactly where you should be: this is what you were made for.
Everything in you is buzzing, and it’s that feeling when the key turns in the lock - you can enter a place that belongs to you, a place you can make yours, and know that it was always supposed to be this way.
But before that moment are unseen hours upon hours of tear-drenched labour and struggle, bruised knees and scratched hands from fall after fall, an overload of pressure and heartache and fear of the future.
I thank God that every tunnel has an ending, and that the morning always follows the night. Upon this long and winding road of life, you know that things are looking up when you can appreciate the morning, the beautiful flowers by the wayside, the sunshine in the meadows, the afternoon light on your windscreen.
And it’s the small things in life which make you appreciate every moment more: a secret entrusted to you, a blueberry fresh from the bush, a heartfelt moment, words of grace given and received.
Can we understand every season of life that we go through? Maybe not while we’re walking through it, and maybe not while we are yet haunted by it.
But step by step, we fight through the hard times and grow stronger, fitter, more desperate to make this life count for good.
I returned and saw under the sun that—
The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill;
But time and chance happen to them all.
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
[Matt 6:26 NKJV]
If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think He’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do His best for you?
[Mat 6:30 MSG]
Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ …For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
[Matt 6:31,32b NKJV]
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
[Matt 6:30, 33-34 MSG]
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
[Matt 6:33-34 NKJV]
Here’s to a good 2013. =)
by Nicolas Zonvi
where the light fell and found us.
colour fractured in a prism
light reflected in the rain
i pound the pavement alone and wonder
it’s not alone i feel today.
fields of summer harvest zoom past
and skies of blue promise warmth
they say grass is greener far away
but here i am, and here i’ll stay.
tender leaves are budding forth
promise of sweet fruits abound
to shelter from sudden frost and fire
i’ll cling close to the Creator now.
it’s a new season
i can see the cracks in the ground
but the pavement, well-worn by anxiety
is better covered in prayer sound.
you cannot predict the twists and turns of life
and yet I know - Christ will carry me home.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
The Luminarium: Illuminate
Thanks for sharing this!
Don’t steal, guys.
(Source: vanderbeam, via nedroidcomics)
East 2 West | New York (by Aleks Ivic)
Time to travel soon? :)
His will isn't the point... -
A good reminder.