where are you? the starting point…

where-are-you-the-starting-point

getting somewhere from here…
you kind of have to know where “here” is, right?

so, if life is a journey
there must be a destination
and if there is a destination
there must be a starting point, yes?

today is the starting point
and if we program that into a GPS
we will need
directions from our current location

so, where is that?
where are you?
what is the starting point?

we are all at different places in our lives

where are you?

lost
racing
sitting still
expectant
running
walking
dancing
wrestling
content
waiting…

Maybe you have to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you have to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.
— Jodi Picoult

where is your starting point, your current location?

becoming
doing
changing
giving
searching
fasting
praying
bouncing back
seeking
hoping
anticipating

today is a brand new day

 Watch closely: I am preparing something new; it’s happening now, even as I speak,
        and you’re about to see it.
I am preparing a way through the desert;

    Waters will flow where there had been none. – Isaiah 43:19 (the Voice)

How enduring is God’s loyal love;
    the Eternal has inexhaustible compassion.
Here they are, every morning, new!
    Your faithfulness, God, is as broad as the day.
Have courage, for the Eternal is all that I will need.
    My soul boasts, “Hope in God; just wait.” – Lamentation 3:22-24 (the Voice)

Therefore, if anyone is united with the Anointed One, that person is a new creation. The old life is gone—and see—a new life has begun! All of this is a gift from our Creator God, who has pursued us and brought us into a restored and healthy relationship with Him…- 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 (the Voice)

a day to change
the way we think
the way we act
the way we feel

Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete. – Romans 12:2 (the Voice)

new thoughts
new behaviors
new feelings (see Matthew 9:16-17)

the unknown future

a known God

where are you?

ready yet incapable
expectant yet apprehensive
busy yet empty
full yet hungry
knowing yet questioning

praying
fasting
giving

full enough

hidden

lost

maybe today is a staring point
maybe today is a brand new day

maybe today is the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become

where are you?
where is my staring point?

lead me back to life in You…

starting with grace.

 

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