Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Where Have I Come From and Where Am I Going?

I think it's a good question to ask ourselves as we finish the year 2014 and enter into 2015.

A few days ago I gave Joshua and Jordan a writing assignment to reflect on this past year: the ups and downs, the twists and turns, the joys and sorrows...what have they learned, how have they grown, how have they struggled, what has God been up to in the midst of their lives.


Are you going to do this assignment too?” Jordan was quick to ask me. “Yes, I think that's a good idea,” I told her. The three of us have been thinking about what to write, but haven't gotten our thoughts down on paper yet. Maybe you'd like to join us in looking back and reflecting on 2014?

 
A few weeks ago Jordan started her own blog: Ponderings of a DivergenTCK
I think you will be blessed to read her first two posts about identity. She writes, "There is no better place to look for the key to my identity than in the one who made me: the Creator. Therefore, it is to Him that I will turn."

 
Last February I wrote in Looking Back and Looking Forward that we need to “allow space and time to grieve what is gone. But keep looking forward and trust that God has led us on this journey and He will hold our hands every step of the way.” 


God helps us to see His ever-present hand of faithfulness in our lives as we look back, which gives us renewed hope as we gaze into the unknowns of the future.

 
As we better understand where we've come from—the story God has already written on the pages of our lives—we can have a greater sense of how God is leading us in the days and months to come. Let us walk in step with Him—into the unwritten pages of this upcoming year. As He writes each of our unique stories. May they be filled with His grace and mercy. Which are new for us each day.

Immanuel.




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