Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Twenty Four

"Life is not what I thought it was twenty four hours ago, still I'm singing 'Spirit take me up in arms with You,'"

Tonight is the eve of my twenty fourth birthday. I don't even know how to describe how excited I am for this upcoming year and how thankful I am for how much this last year has broken, redefined, and refined my life.

"And I'm not who I thought I was twenty four hours ago, still I'm singing 'Spirit take me up in arms with You,'"

Life is so much more precious and valuable than I ever thought it was before. Not to say that I previously didn't find value in life, but you see, despite all the cliches I touted as my life mottoes, I felt empty inside and I didn't fully believe them myself. If you don't feel or experience something directly, it's hard to put any genuine faith in it. I feel the Lord's presence and work in my life daily and His sovereign hand orchestrating all of the big and little details of my life. He's doing all of this for me, because I'm his daughter. I've never really identified as being any father's daughter. Not that I don't have a father - I have two. But when I say I'm a daughter, I am typically referencing my relationship to my mom, not my dads. Now, though, when I say that I am His daughter, I feel it and recognize it as an imperative part of my identity. It's how my soul views itself. I can't even put into words how much that amazes me.

I am just beyond excited to see how the Lord is going to use this next year in my life and so ready to dive in and hang on for the ride. So, here's to twenty four! May there hopefully be more... :)


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