There’s a tremendous difference between being alive and truly living. What’s available to you today goes beyond just getting through the day. Why do we often forget the point of today isn’t just to get through it, we have been given this day to fully live it.
I imagine God leaning over his throne in heaven, looking down on his girls with eager anticipation, just hoping we accept the gifts he has aligned for us and savor in his provision. Maybe we missed it yesterday as we rushed through the day. We missed the beauty in every moment and the sheer miracle of it all. We forgot the very air we breathe is the breath of our creator giving us life. We were oblivious to the fact that every single thing we have came directly from his hand.
BUT HE BELIEVED MAYBE IF HE OFFERED YOU BREATH AGAIN TODAY, YOU WOULD APPRECIATE IT.
HE THOUGHT MAYBE IF BEAUTY ONCE AGAIN SURROUNDED YOU, YOU WOULD STOP AND SEE IT.
HE HOPED HIS LOVE WOULD CATCH YOU TODAY AND YOU WOULD BE SWEPT AWAY IN THE POWER OF IT ALL.
So, here is his offering again. The offering of another day with another opportunity to not just get through the day, but a day to truly live.
You’ve been alive all the days of your life. Every day you’ve woke up to life and likely didn’t even think much about it. But have you touched the miracle of being alive? Have you ever been in total awe over the fact that your heart is miraculously beating? It is. And it’s a miracle!
Oh, to live in that awareness today. The awareness of the miraculous.
I can’t understand how all of this works and God never asked me to. He simply asked me to live in awe of his works. He asked me to acknowledge his mighty hand. He asked me to trust his plan, stay close enough to rest in his shadow, have confidence in who he created me to be, and boldly live up to my potential.
He’s asking the same of you.
Will you live in awe of the miracle of life today?
Will you acknowledge his mighty hand in the details of your world?
Will you trust his plan is better and bigger than your plan?
Will you come in close to him, seeking to be covered by his shadow?
Will you find your confidence in who he created you to be instead of who the world tries to make you become?
Will you boldly live up to the potential he placed within you, believing everything he said about you to be your truth?
Today, like all the other days of your life, you are alive. But now you’re ready to touch the miracle of being alive. You’re ready to savor life like never before. You’re ready to see your world with fresh new eyes and watch the miraculous unfold. You’re ready to lean into God’s plan and be carried to places you could have never gone on your own.
Here is where you find purpose. Here is where you find living on another level. Here is where you find God was always leading you somewhere better and now it’s time to step into it.
All the days of your life have brought you to this day. Nothing has been wasted. Every single thing, even the bad things, have now been worked together for good, to bring you the offering of a lifetime. The offering to be FULLY ALIVE. Miraculously, totally, wholly, unmistakably alive with life.
GOD, WE ARE HERE AND WE ARE READY.
The journey you have been on has taught you to trust God. He has shown you his faithfulness through the hardships. He has revealed his better plan as your original plans fell apart. (Where would you be today if everything you hoped for had happened … whew, what a mess!) He has been teaching you to rely on his daily provision in this uncertainty. And hasn’t he proven himself? Hasn’t his hand been seen in the details of your life? Now, you can be confident of his goodness. Now you can be certain of his love.
Psalm 27:13 “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
Romans 8: 38-39 “I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
It is with this confidence we become fully alive. It is with this confidence we no longer fear what may go wrong. We now know God’s love is powerful. God’s love is unstoppable. God’s love can change everything. And we are fully covered in this powerful, unstoppable, life changing love so we can show up and live today in complete confidence.
I am confident I will see the goodness of the Lord today.
I am confident he has gone before me and made a way for me.
I am confident he is working all things together for good now.
I am confident nothing is impossible with God and because I choose to do life WITH God, this isn’t impossible at all.
Behold the miracle of being alive. You have been chosen specifically for this. Everything has been lined up for you. All the dots will connect. It will all make sense one day when you look back. But right now God is anxiously looking on his girl hoping you will fully embrace all he has available to you today and be swept away in the miracle of it all.
His love for you has been proven in the miraculous. And today, you get to experience this once-in-a-lifetime full spin of the earth, as you breathe and live and receive the most precious of provision from your creator.
Be aware of the miracle.
Be grateful for the miracle.
Don’t waste the miracle.