Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today, is the first day, of the rest of your life.

I don't know where I heard that quote, who came up with it...or why it's been ringing in my ears the past few days. But, none the less, it has.

In fact, I said it to my Hopie right before I dropped her off in her class for Kindergarten graduation, you know...I wanted one of those "deep" moments. ;)

To say that my emotions have been a roller coaster the past few weeks would be an understatement! With the girls finishing up their last week of school and my last week of pre-school music this week, it's been an emotional ride, for sure.

And now it seems like the Lord just threw me another curve ball, one that I must see if I need to run and catch it..or let it go. Regardless, wherever the Lord is calling me at this point in life is different, new and unknown. And...it's scary.

But today, is the first day, of the rest of my life.

I wonder if you too have had experiences where the Lord most definitely shut a door to somewhere and you were standing in the middle of the road waiting to see what door would be opened. That unknown, it's not a comfortable place to be.

Then, this morning, I read a quote that touched my soul:

"The grace of God means...Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It's for you I created the universe. I love you." -Frederick Buechner

So today, I will walk through the next day of the rest of my life. Not afraid. Not in fear. Not in worry or concern. But in faith. In hope and in love. Because nothing, no situation, no one's opinion and no emotion can ever separate me from the Love of my God.

And I wonder, how is the first day of the rest of you life going?

9 comments:

Cindy said...

Nicki,

Yes, HE does know AND have a plan that is right for you and your family.

Praying HE brings peace into the first day of the rest of your life.

Blessings, Cindy

On Purpose said...

Thank you for the last two paragraphs! I will read them a few times today and ask God to let them soak me!

Rebecca Jo said...

wow... totally what I needed to hear..

I came out of a meeting last night from church that could potentially push me into something I dont think I'm prepared for... but reading this.. maybe I am - its the first day of the rest of my life & God is there with me... it's all going to be OK...

You always astound me with your words!

Deidre said...

I've always loved that saying and it's true ... we have a choice to make with how we handle today and in choosing to believe God and follow Him, our lives have purpose. Praying for God's direction to be clear to you today!

Mulchy Mama said...

Beautiful!!
Continuing to pray for you!!

Kay Martin said...

Yes...yes on those surprising moments and getting overwhelmed. I read this truth from many great writers and have worded it to suit me:

I live in the NOW. This moment writing to your blog is the most important thing going on in my life. When I'm talking to someone I give them my all; talking to them is the most important thing in my life. On and on...I live in the now; one moment at a time, one day at a time.

The Lord gives us Word over and over to live this way. But I could not truly do this until He brought me through enough storms; impossible situations for me to KNOW He is always ahead of me; beside me; inside me; on my side. When I know this; I can live moment by moment for HIM.

I love you honest sharing...we've been there; just left there; or on our way to just what you're experiencing.

God bless you beautiful woman of God.

Irritable Mother said...

Have a wonderful walk on this beautiful day with your More-Than-Able God!

Jennifer said...

With the right perspective...we can appreciate that this really is a beautiful life we get to live if we will walk hand in hand with our Savior! Every day is a first day!! Hope you are enjoying yours :)

Sharon Brumfield said...

HA!
Sometimes I just have to look up and smile. Life has been so blessed but so wacky. Just when I feel like we are settling in...blam! things change. He is for sure keeping us on our toes.
What I can confidently say...He has a plan! I am so glad!

As far as a door...where? :)
There has been something waiting I think in the side lines. We have known of it since Easter...but I have tried not to push. I want His will not ours.
What makes it hard is when others with "good intentions" start to push. Good advice is a plenty!
But we are waiting....patiently...waiting on His timing. We will not look back at Egypt and we will not complain.
He is at work...and we will rejoice when our time begins to move on.
I understand how changes bring a certain amount of apprehension....I don't even want to use the word fear. He will provide what we need to accomplish what He has called us to.
Just keep walking into the new day....He created it just for us.
He has placed good things in you girl!