One of my first thoughts this morning was how quickly my old habit of wrapping Jesus around my stories recently developed.
Some three-plus decades ago, after reading and hearing about Jesus, I asked to meet Him for myself. Bam! Game changer. He was everything I’d been missing.
My thoughts, my understanding, my direction dramatically changed. I began wrapping my life, my thoughts, my being around Jesus.
As great as that is, I’m astounded and a little embarrassed to admit I often revert to many of my former ways. And yet, Jesus understands and waits for me to come back around to Him again.
“…But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,” Romans 5:20 (NIV)
Though there have been some dark, lonely valleys along the way, the breathtaking peaks I’ve seen serve to inspire and encourage me onward. What amazes me the most is how often I think,
“It just doesn’t get better than this,”
as well as
“It can’t get worse than this”.
And it does.
But the worst usually sets up for the best.
Throughout my life the most influential people have often said, “just wait till you’re my age. You’ll see”. Now I AM that age! And I’m mostly amazed to see so much of my life, my thoughts, my being remains to wrap around Jesus.
Does your life seem to have unraveled? Whether you are on a peak, in a valley, or somewhere in between, wrapping your life around Jesus can take you farther and higher.
Wait till you’re my age. You’ll see!
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)
Header Image and *image used by permission J.M. Weatherby (c) 2018