Sunday evening came and I was restless.
I was tired of being restless so I asked God to lead me.
So sat silently for a moment and was reminded how The Lord for the past week kept reminding me of a big bin I had forgotten to look through.
Therefore, I began slowly trying to sift through papers, wallets, cards; clearing things out that needed to be thrown out.
Now, I have a tendency to look through things thoroughly–especially if it has are words on it.
So. To curb my desire, I kept trying to rush through it all.
But The Lord told me to slow down.
From old notebooks, to old documents of blog entries from the past, I began seeing God’s handiwork everywhere.
I was still learning even from these old insights.
I painfully walked through the sucky parenthetical errors, and the run on sentences; and discovered His words of comfort in my despair and doubt, reflections from His source of wisdom- The Bible. Prophesies and healing words of correction from Him and words of inspiration and faith, even in the midst of my doubts.
My eyes opened to see the beauty of these scrawled words on the page to find that God wanted to bless me today through these works.
Through these words of hope for the future, and direction, and correction, I realized that He was there all along. That He is God. That He is All Sufficient. That He will never let me go.
God was saying to me, even though I was hesitant to look at the past words fleeing from my heart–
He wanted to share with me a gift.
A gift of rememberance.
A gift of inspiration.
A gift of encouragement.
A gift of praise. God wanted to show me, “Look and see how far you have come.”
The Lord will make you go through things from your past, not only so you can give them away or declutter your lifestyle, but so that He can show you how far you have come.
He wants to show you amazing you really are and how exceptional His Grace truly is.
He reveals to you how far you have come.
God reveals His Heart and His Joy for you.
God reveals the excellence of His majesty through and in you.
God reveals the testimony of your faith and the evolution of your character and heart into becoming more like His Son Jesus Christ, through words, mementos of your past.
Through those words, your history, your past with God, He reveals Who You Really Are in Him. Your identity in Him. And that’s what truly matters.
I want you to read from the words I have written for the past 3 years and I pray you will be motivated, inspired, comforted and transformed, so can become all God has made you to be.
I love you all and God bless you,
I encourage you to go back and clean up your work space, clean up “junk” from your past, particularly your old notebooks and journals, and let God speak to you through those words and memories of your past.