I’m in a new place tonight, visiting my sister in her new hometown in her very first apartment with her husband. I keep thinking how even though we live in different states now, being with them still feels like home. And I think this is true about new seasons of our life as well, that though they are new they still carry elements of what and who we already know so well. This is how God builds our lives, allowing our relationships and experiences to stick with us as we walk through new fires and as we stand on new peaks. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever yet His mercies are new every morning. If we could look over a transcript of every prayer we have ever prayed we would find bits and pieces of who we were seasoning the bits and pieces of who we are becoming. We are throwing off the old sinful ways, and yet the ways God has grown us still very much impact how we see what is up ahead. In your prayer life tonight and over these 40 days, I hope you will remember to embrace how far God has brought you already and to hold steady to the hope that who He is molding you into needs all the parts of who you have been. God is writing a complete story in you, a story where all the parts connect and transition beautifully into each new chapter building off of what was and springing forward better prepared into what will be. God loves all parts of your story, and He seasons your life with Grace. Let go of the shame, but hold onto the victories. Because this is what the Lord our God wants for us, to be free from sin and to rejoice in the strong everlasting testimonies He has given each one of us. Tonight in your prayer life consider how far He has brought you and know that He will bring you even further still!
A Fellow Grace Wanderer