I just used up the last little corner of space in my journal… ✍??
I didn’t have a new one to continue into, and so I’ve admittedly been trying to conserve the last few pages —attempting to use every little bit of space on the pages, and writing as small and concisely as I can, at least until I could find a new journal to jump right into.
Well, the good news is, I found my new journal yesterday, and I am more than ready to jump right into it… this “next new season” ✨✍??
As I’ve said before, a journal, for me, usually represents a “season” in my life. It’s funny how that works out…
In this past season, starting around February, I’ve had some “way downs” and some “way ups” and some unexpected challenges…as so many of us have.
At times I’ve handled the ride well, and other times I’ve allowed frustration to get the best of me.
But, as I reflect, and as I turn back to look upon this last season… a season of stillness and rest, a season of discovery, a season of things rising to the surface and coming into the light, a season of being brought into “alignment” and learning what it takes to “stay in alignment” so that I can “heal”—it’s been a season of a deep, intense work the Lord has been doing in me…both physically and spiritually, both in the natural and in the spirit…
Father, I’m grateful that You’ve not allowed me to “run ahead” whenever I’ve attempted to. As a loving Father, You’ve stopped me, and with such tenderness You’ve said…
“No, I’m not finished taking you through this season yet..stay at My pace, stay by My side. I’m taking you through this, and I’m doing a work in you.” ?☀️
God, thank You for being such a good Father, and for loving me with Your Fatherly kind of love, and guiding me in Your Fatherly way.
God I ask, that You prepare me for the new thing You have in this new season that I am so ready for. I want to be ready to step right into it whenever You say “let’s go”!
I know that You’ve not brought me into the new season not a day too early, because You are always, always at work in me, and You are keeping me going, at just the right pace, whether it seems so to me—whether I “think so” or not.
You are guiding me within Your perfect time.
You know what I need, and more importantly, You know what is needed that is SO far beyond just “me”… and it’s so far beyond my own little perspective.
It’s so far beyond what my eyes can see.
But I trust Your vision, Lord, not the way I think it should be.
So I thank You, Father, for all that You have done, and all that You are doing, and all that You have planned to do in me, and in my life.
Prepare me as I step into this next new season with You.
“Your God says to you:
“Comfort, comfort my people with gentle, compassionate words.—Isaiah 40:2-5 TPT
2 Speak tenderly from the heart to revive those in Jerusalem,
and proclaim that their warfare is over.
Her debt of sin is paid for, and she will not be treated as guilty.
Prophesy to her that she has received from the hand of Yahweh
twice as many blessings as all her sins.”
3 A thunderous voice cries out in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way for Yahweh’s arrival!
Make a highway straight through the desert for our God!
4 Every valley will be raised up, every mountain brought low.
The rugged terrain will become level ground
and the rough places a plain.
5 Then Yahweh’s radiant glory will be unveiled,
and all humanity will experience it together.
Believe it, for Yahweh has spoken his decree!”