The Miracle of Love and Grace
Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Journeying with God at Spicy Grove Youth Center since September 2014 has been an exciting yet challenging ride of hills and valleys, storms and floods, joys and sorrows, disappointments and breakthroughs.
As I reflected on this journey, some thoughts I had expressed in my journal caught my attention:
“I am your ‘Trip Adviser’ on this journey. I keep you informed about the destinations on this journey. Their ratings by previously travelers are recorded in my Word, you can learn about the features such as the pitfalls that pose dangers; the mountain tops that are exhilarating; and
the places of adventure. If you follow my lead, you can’t go wrong, you will make the best choices. You will travel through life at an unhurried .”
Journal entry March 3:2018
As I penned these words I was re-assured of God’s presence with us on our journeys. In the words of the Psalmist David, we have God’s promise and of His direction and very presence with us on our journey. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, I will guide you with my eye” Psalm 32:8(NKJV)
Oftentimes when we set out on our journeys in life, the uncertainty of where we will end up can either be frightening and feel risky or it can propel us to discover what is beyond the horizon. It can be a journey of faith or one of fear. There is always the element of surprise as you never quite know what God is up to. But we have the assurance of his Word in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future.” I can only agree that the victories and the triumphs that we experience far out-weigh the pain of the trials and even amidst those we see God come through in awesome and marvelous ways. I wouldn’t trade this for another life, adventuring with God at Spicy Grove Youth Center has been an immeasurable blessing…Simply, Out of this world!!!