Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A new chapter, I suppose...

A little tidbit from my daily devotional, "Jesus Calling":

"Knowing that your future is absolutely assured can free you to live abundantly today. I have prepared this day for you with the most tender concern and attention to detail. Instead of approaching the day as a blank page that you need to fill up, try living it in a responsive mode, being on the lookout for all that I am doing. This sounds easy, but it requires a deep level of trust, based on the knowledge that My way is perfect."

"The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in His way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand." -Psalm 37:23-24

...that's so encouraging. "Your future is absolutely assured." Why do we ever worry that it isn't? Here God is telling us, all you have to do is trust me. You don't even need to worry, let tomorrow worry about itself (Matthew 6:34). It's funny that it mentions in "Jesus Calling" that we often approach days as a blank page that we need to fill up. Today I went shopping for a new journal with my friend Erin, and I just got done writing on the first page that I can't wait to write down this next chapter of my life in it. But really, what I should have said was that I can't wait for Jesus to write this next chapter of my life... all I have to do is live it! Ultimately, He is the author. I think it's easy to forget that at times. So instead of being the deep-thinking writer who is constantly trying to fill each blank page of my life, I'm gonna try to start just being responsive to what God is doing in my life. He's probably a better writer than I am anyways... haha.

1 comment:

  1. very insightful... so you will now be "reporting" on how you joined God in doing the things he was already gonna do... sounds fun... enjoy!