"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone. Because I knoooooow He holds the future and life is worth the living, just because He lives!"
There is always a tune ringing in my mind or heart and that's the one that woke me up today.
I pray you know and experience its truths today. When things are shaky and uncertain, when you aren't sure anymore which end is up, there is one thing that remains sure - God's steadfast lovingkindness toward those who love and trust Him. May we learn to love and trust Him more each day.
And as we do, may we learn to follow in His footsteps on the path He guides us down. Since January, I have been spending time with a missional community in Frogtown, St. Paul (Minnesota) - a rougher neighborhood in the Twin Cities that has lots of room for restoration, love and hope renewed. A few of us in this neighborhood went for a walk along the river where we had this beautiful view of the city and I was reminded of how beautiful it is here and how God loves this place. Isn't that true of anywhere in the world?
So I remind myself, every day matters. Every day is an opportunity to step closer toward God's heart or away from it. To remember a promise He's given or to turn away. To recall His love and plans for good or to choose forgetfulness or bitterness instead. To choose to love and focus outward or to stay gazed on myself, my needs, my fears.