I walked at the park the other day, and the setting was so beautiful. The sky was blue with little wispy clouds. There was a nice breeze. The sun was shining bright and hot.
On days like that I get energized and inspired, and I think about my relationship with God a lot. I had my headphones on and listened to all my favorite spiritual tunes, and it helped my mind get set in the right place.
I thought about how He's changed me so much in the last 5 years. Not that I was living some immoral life or had some deep, heinous sin prior to that. But still... just living so much according to how I feel rather than by faith and not having an awareness of God in every aspect of my life is... well... wicked and sinful.
And He's changing me.
I'm just feeling thankful to know who I am in Christ. To know I live by grace. To know He gives me new mercy every morning. To know He knows me to my very core. And to know I know Him... at least, I know Him better now than I did 5 years ago.
I don't want to let go of all of this. Life has been hard these last 6 months, but I don't want to give up. I want to keep going and pressing forward.
To whom would I turn, Lord? For you have the words of eternal life. I won't let go.