first breath

We are known by a God of the unexpected. We are known by a God of mystery. And therefore, we have hope; because what we see of His glory now, we see only in part. Hope is the anchor of the soul. For we know in part… but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. We have faith, because in heaven, there is no such thing as faith. Our faith will be sight of the glory of the Lord. And just a glimpse, a single glimpse of that glory now brings us into a space with Him so intimate, so pure, so life-giving that all other things around us fade away.

The last four years of my life have been marked with miracles and promises that cannot be explained by fact, that cannot be explained by sight. The years were marked by His goodness, by His confidence, by His faithfulness, by His love.

The years by no means were perfect, but they were made to become perfect. In years where brokenness abounded, His miracles came into sight all the more. For who needs an extraordinary breakthrough in a situation that is already great? Our brokenness leaves space for the Lord to move.

The things of before no longer matter – we step into freedom, and there is no fine print. It is for the sake of freedom that Christ has set us free.

He is a God who fixes all things, but also breaks every chain. He is a God of miracles. He is a God of reconciliation, of unity, of forgiveness.

And in a single day where the Holy Spirit led me so far, so deep, to prove my own faith from my soul to my mind, in a single day where the Lord promised me His love for me was enough, in a single day where water became a permanent separation for my soul to belong to Christ, the first breath felt like the first breath.

April 29: I am changed. I am chosen. I am accepted. I am confident. I am intelligent. I am brave. I am made whole.

He proved His great love for us.

As far as the east is from the west, so far have our transgressions been removed from us.

*excerpts and references taken from Hebrews 6, 1 Corinthians 13, Psalm 27, 2 Corinthians 12, Colossians 1, Galatians 5, Romans 5, Psalm 103


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