This afternoon before prayer I took some time to go through my closet. The last year of my life has been quite a whirlwind. The closet certainly reflected it.
While I was pulling stuff out I had quite a moment. At the end of summer last year the guy that was filling this closet up was very broken. He was lost, tired and confused. Quite a contrast from today.
It is impossible to quantify the work that God has done in my life in the last year. To call it amazing would be a ridiculous understatement. I am a communicator for a living and I love conversations, but on more than one occasion in the last few months the goodness of God in my life has left me speechless.
I found this picture from the Christmas weekend that I got to spend with my Hanneken family. KK did a great job with my hair and beard. But the best part is the smile on that guys face. It's real. It's real in both pictures.
And now I sit here writing this completely undone because of the healing that God has done in my heart. In the last few months God has brought so much joy into my life. I am not yet in a place where I can share all of the incredible things that God is doing, but they have far exceeded my expectations for this season of my life.
Because God is faithful. And if you will let Jesus have editorial control of your life, you will experience a hope that some think is only available in fairytales and children's books.
He is more mindful of you than you realize. Keep breathing. (Post from January 25th, 2017)