Today is a new beginning – the same as a new day dawns with the first fingers of light spreading across the blanket of darkness. God wakes us out of our sleep-induced haze and lays new challenges at our feet even before they hit the cold floor. Today the challenge is beginning my story of grace and how God reminds me in the ordinary routines and chores of each day that He is always present.
I begin my story timidly and cautiously since all of this is so new to me. I begin with my heart full of God’s gentle nudging – pointing me in the right direction. I begin a story that is always new and unraveling daily before my eyes. I begin because the strong arms of God’s grace and love sustain and strengthen me which then empowers me to share these words.
My story is not unusual or earth-shattering but to me, it has resulted in a paradigm shift of my heart and soul. The words come from the deepest part of my being and spread their wings on this page because God persistently presses this desire in my heart. As this new beginning unfolds and matures, my story of grace will unfold.
God’s love and power are shown through these verses and is a reminder to all of us to honor Him in all we do.
Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. (Romans 8:26-28 MSG)