But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage.
Ezra 9:8 (NASB)
A wise woman would say each reprieve makes the lessons less painful; a thoroughly human, though fierce and fragile girl says I could do with less painful lessons Lord, but with You, I will abide.
Today was a day full of Grace. Still recovering from the soul-battering I’ve been taking lately (it might not be that bad, but I am weary), today I gave myself over to the doing of things for someones I love. Today I learned there is a goodness in giving (a lesson I well know). Every time I extended myself, I was shown a brief moment of Grace.
I am encouraged. I am declaring that this battle is a tempering for something good to come. Today I called the friend who inscribed the book I’ve been rereading…and while I am certain she knew it was prophecy she was speaking when she wrote it, I know I didn’t…
“God truly placed you in my life for a purpose. I know that God’s favor is upon you. Be blessed.”
I wrote this before, but I’m understanding it now…sometimes the blessing you’re about to receive has been waiting for you to be ready. I’m not ready, but I’m on my way.
There is wisdom in appreciating the journey as much as the destination. I get it, Lord. Walking in Your Will, being immersed in Your Ways, being fixed in the Faith. Here is a lesson, one learned before today, “Pack Faith, and no matter where you’re going, wherever you go, you’re ready for the journey.” I’m on my way, and going with God is my reminder that He is Good.