We have all been in a season in our lives where we are not the biggest fan of how situations are turning out, but have you ever been in a season where you are watching the amazing work of God’s love in your life and love the process? That is current my season. I am learning much and growing in a new way and my heart is captivated by the situation and God’s love and direction through it all. It’s felt like a loooong time coming…but God is never late.
You see, lately I have been actively feeding on His faithfulness (Psalm 37:3)…which simply means to be rejoicing in all that God has done for me.
He pursued me in my sin and brokenness and called me holy. (Hebrews 10:10)
He pursued me when I felt ugly and called me lovely. (Psalm 45:11)
He pursued me when I rejected Him and ransomed me anyway. (Hebrews 9:15)
God’s love has pursued me (as well as it does you) and captivated my heart. His love at work orchestrating situations (as I trust Him) has captivated my heart again and my heart sings about His faithfulness.
We all have times in our lives when we want to do anything but rejoice…but let’s remember that the Israelites 11 day journey turned into 40 years in which many didn’t even make it to the Promised Land. Why? Because they refused to feed on God’s faithfulness, rejoice in what He had miraculously done for them, they chose instead to complain and had hearts far from Him. Personally, I want the 11 day journey. In fact, maybe it’s not so much about the Promised Land as it is about the journey…will we sing and hold onto hope through it or complain and let our hearts be far from God?
May you be encouraged today that God has not forgotten the promises He has made you, He has not forgotten the deep desires of your heart…for you are unforgettable. I am a firm believer that what matters to us matters to God. May this month be a time where your heart is captivated by what God is doing (and has done) in your life; that you see His love at work and are able to walk in joy knowing that He is sovereign and working on behalf of those who trust in Him. (Isaiah 64:4)
So go ahead and post the lyrics to Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable on your mirror and let your heart be captivated by the One who loves you…remembering all He has done and rejoicing in all He will do.