I've been thinking about you, us, and the past two months of our journey.
It's been quite a ride, eh?
And by ride I'm not talking about your arms spread out, carefree to the side, flying through the air like a peaceful bird, kind of ride.
It's been more like that ride where you have to fasten fifteen belts and strap every last inch of yourself into a small plastic chair. It's the ride when you start to pull out of the "safety zone" you soon find yourself on your back with your face to the sky and you know just on the other side, you will see the drop where you will try, with all your might, to hold down your lunch. Yeah, that ride. The one where you are screaming inside "I WANT MY MOMMY," but don't because you are a BIG girl now and you have to suck it up. It's the ride where you swear to yourself, "If I make it off alive, I will never ever ever ever do that again."
Lately, I am sure we both have come pretty close to screaming "MOMMMMMMMMMY" and hoping that the ride would come to a stop and that we could climb off.
In the quiet corners of this house tonight, Bible in one hand and A.W. Tozer in the other, I read these words: "The journey is not one for the feet, but one for the heart."
Lately it feels as if this ride has not been one for excitement, or fun, or celebration. We haven’t followed the norm of getting lost in the details, the planning, the rings, the venue, the ceremony, the attire, or the congratulations.
Rather, it's been one that has brought us to our knees.
And the more I think about that, the more I think . . . how perfect!!!
There is no doubt that our journey will be filled with exciting adventures, wild voyages, fun times and memorable rides. The journey of our feet will take us to amazing places where I’m sure we will meet fantastic people along the way. But may we never think that that is it.
This journey of life, this next chapter of our journey is one of the heart. One that I pray will always bring us to our knees before Him, heart in hand. Ready to go deeper. Ready to be used. Ready to be changed. And ready to point all glory and honor back to Him.
So, even if the world continues to crumble around our feet may we “never lose heart---even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day” by day by day by day!!! (2 Corinthians 4:16)
I love you,