Day 46: Shadows (February 15)

I keep having a vision of me standing on a road with light pouring down over me, I see a shadow behind me and a shadow before me.  I was immediately reminded of the devotional from day 43 about aiming high and seeing myself as I want to be.

After spending time asking God about the above vision, I realized what He was trying to show me.  The shadow in front of me, is the person God is transforming me into.  That shadow is my goal. The shadow behind me is my former self.  And is to give me hope for the future by reminding me how far I’ve come.

It was a beautiful reminder that, as I’ve said before, life and my walk with Jesus is a process.  It was also a deep comfort, as I am in such a new season that is full of uncertainty and requires such trust.  It was like God’s special way of reminding me, once again, that I will make it through this season and find myself even closer to Him in the end.

I love how God takes such care to meet me right where I am.  He encourages me in just the right way.  He knows me so well.  And as I learn more and more about Him, I am better able to receive His encouragement and I’m more aware of His constant attention.

I challenge you today to take a moment and remember how far you’ve come.  Let God remind you of all the transformation He’s done inside of you.  Like a renovator of an existing home, He has come in and room by room been updating your heart.  Remember what life was like before you met Jesus.  Then look at where you are right now.  Rejoice in the good work of the Father.  Thank Him for loving you so well.  Next, look at where your headed.  Look at the person God wants to mold you into, and give Him permission to continue this good work.  With a heart full of gratitude, reach your arms to Heaven and thank our Father for His tender mercies and kindness to walk through each step of life with you.  The King of Heaven walks through each moment with you!  Now, that’s something to celebrate!

This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sings.  1 John 4:10

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.  Psalm 95:1

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  Psalm 40:2




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