And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever–increasingglory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18
Yep. I’m closer today than I was yesterday. Not only because today marks my arrival onto this earth 38 years ago, but also because I am striving, with all that is within me, to reflect Christ. Nothing brings me more pleasure and absolute, unadulterated joy than to hear that I have my Heavenly Father’s heart.
I’ve read God’s Word, the Bible, most of my life. Can’t even remember a time when I didn’t attend a church or wasn’t somehow involved in a ministry. I’ve done my share of youth camps and choir tours. Mission trips are on my spiritual resume including a 10-week hiatus to an Indian reservation in Wyoming when I was 20 years old. Leading teenagers with my husband as well as involving God’s people in worship through music are definite high points in my life.
Yet, after all of that, which may not be much compared to others, I am still a student. Still a woman who learns something new about her Savior on a regular basis. Just when I think I’ve learned all I can about the Creator of the universe and His majestic ways, He goes and outdoes Himself again.
As I approach living four decades on planet earth, I am filled with excitement. Excitement about what else I’ll learn about my God and about myself, even when hardship enters my path. I don’t want to eat the bread of idleness but I also don’t want to miss the scent of the flowers as I notice them along the journey.
So, wherever you are on your walk, I invite you to join Christ. His ways and plans are perfect. His hopes and dreams for you are beyond what you could ever imagine or even plan for yourself, for that matter. He finds such pleasure in you and wants you to know it.
He is so good.
And do this thing called life with someone. Unpack your heart with a person you trust.
Because life is meant to be noticed.
And for the record, my mother still thinks I’m 22.