My 18inch Journey

Part Two

Happy Saturday Everyone!  I hope you all are having a great week wrapping up the last of your Christmas gifts!  I mean you are pretty much done aren’t you?  Because you have less than two weeks left and you surely don’t want to be rushing around at the last minute.  Just kidding!  But I only have one gift left to wrap and I am completely done, Praise God!  I love getting things done early.

It’s a beautiful morning with a light drizzle and cool breeze, making for a perfect writing atmosphere so since today is going to be pretty busy, I decided to post an update real quick before the sun comes up.   

Yesterday, December 4th, was the mark of one week since I began “My 18inch Journey” and I can already see improvement in my life!  For today’s post I decided to include two excerpts from my journal so you can see some of what goes on behind the scenes.  If you happened to miss Part One, go back and read that here.

December  5, 2020

“The same way, but only so much more, that I long for a relationship with certain people, is the same reason He, God, redeemed me… He wants a relationship with me.  It’s not to make Him look good, no; He can do that without me.  It’s not to show others His works; He can do that without me too.  The only thing God cannot do without me is cultivate our relationship.  In order for a relationship to work, it takes the cooperation of two people.

“Why did God create me?  Why did God choose me personally?

“I used to ask God why He chose me when He has so many other people.  What makes me any different than them?  The answer:

                “He wants a relationship with me as an individual.  There is no other logical explanation.

“What about the works He has chosen me to do?  I really believe that those works are just results, rewards, and by-products of my relationship with Jesus!

“He wants ME!  End. Of. Story.”

December 6, 2020

“I am valuable.  I never thought about that.  I was bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20).  You don’t buy something if it has no value.  You especially don’t die for something unless it’s of value.”  Great value.  Like it would have to be of extreme value for me to die for something.  “I am redeemed by the precious blood of Christ…

“I’ve never actually read something in the bible and asked what it means to me personally.  I just see what it means in general. What if I looked at the Bible as God’s Word directly to me as an individual?  Not to the world, but to Me…

“Remember, it pleased God to redeem me.  God thinks I am valuable enough to give me His Son, so I am valuable and precious in God’s sight.”

I am the precious treasure of my Heavenly Father.  I am loved and valued forever.  My future is not dependent on what anyone else thinks, says, or does to me.  I am holy, loved, blessed, chosen, and accepted just for who I am!

Truth

“The secret sauce of [people who succeed] is their ability to be unafraid of performing properly.”

Cambria Joy

See ya’ll on Monday, Lord willing, as I have a new post coming out. “Is God’s Strength an Illusion or Reality?”

But until then, Happy Running Ya’ll!

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