This summer has been a journey of discovery. New hobbies, sparked passions, fresh perspectives. Digging deeper into who I am as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend I have learned new things about myself as well — some things good and some not so good.
Through a bible study and a few different books I’ve devoured cover to cover, one theme has been constant. Great expectation.
I am learning that there is power and boldness in coming to Christ with great expectations, and I believe He’s encouraging me to do that in this season. I’ve taken a scary leap of faith to start The Fresh Lens Blog, I’ve nurtured relationships that are really hard for me, I’ve forgiven when I really didn’t want to, and I’ve continued to travel a few paths where most days I’d really rather just give up. But, I think this is just the beginning.
I’ve read over and over that Jesus rewards our efforts to know Him better and fully. He promises this. He asks us to come boldly before Him. He says to seek Him as the driving force for our lives, and He will be.
I continue to be reminded in his word that God calls the ordinary to do extraordinary things; that each of us is meant to be a miracle, as he changes us from sinners to disciples that glorify him; that rejection and insecurity will never get the last word; that he can steady our hearts and use us.
We hear stories all the time of individuals used by God in incredible ways, despite all odds. Hope sprung from tragedies, miraculous stories of physical healing, lives changed by the hand of God. Friend, he has been telling me, and I believe he wants you to know that you too are meant to be a miracle.
How can you come boldly to him with expectations today? What do you hope He will do but can hardly believe that He’s capable? He is, you know. What’s your miracle? Your leap of faith? Let him steady you, let him make you secure. Trust.
I know that with such great expectations and willingness there is bound to be opposition. In fact, it’s guaranteed. I say bring it on. God is bigger; my hearts is secure. I can’t wait to see what he will do.
She will have no fear… Her heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Her heart is secure…| Psalms 112:7-8