Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Behind The Scenes - 365 Days




 
Linking up with Crystal Stine today for Behind the Scenes.... 
 
There are 365 days in a year.  365 of them in 2012 that walked me through God calling me back to Him.  Days with memories that brought me to my knees.  And then this....2013...what I know is His year of restoration.  As I walked along the beach with my sister, not of my own blood, but of His blood, bought with a price and given to me to walk hand in hand for the rest of my days, I remember how I had prayed the year before, what memories that day had held.....and then this.  He gave me this beautiful reminder.  He doesn't remove something without giving us His best in return.  The funny part about this is that I'm 5'1 and she's 5'9 and we kinda don't look too much like the shadows we cast :) But He sees us...His girls in a different light than we see ourselves.  What we think we look like isn't at all how He see us I think.  And so this day brought peace, laughter, family, community, healing...all the things that just 364 days before were stripped away yet again.  He restored not in the way I imagined He would, quite differently in fact....but what I needed right then at that moment.  Thankful.

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful testament to His grace, forgiveness and renewal! He gives to us in His perfect timing, doesn't He? And always so much greater than we could have ever imagined for ourselves.

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    1. Yes He does April :) And I'm learning more and more to be patient for His timing. Not always the easiest, but definately the best!

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  2. Tears. He knows exactly what He's doing. Always.

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  3. I love the realization that this is how God sees us...restored in His sight from His love. And such a fun photo to remember this moment! Beautiful!

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  4. I love that He does see us in a different light. He see what we can become while wee are stuck lookin at all that we were. I love that you have the photo to remind you of this.

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  5. "He doesn't remove something without giving us His best in return." So much yes to that!! What a joy to know He sees us much differently than we see ourselves! Beautiful post!

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  6. Thank you girls so very much!!

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  7. Friend, thank you for this piece of your heart. It's beautiful to hear how God is restoring and healing...praying He will continue to heal your heart and pour on the blessings. :) Love and hugs to you!

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  8. Oooh! I love this! Sister shadows, leaving the past behind and walking toward a brighter future!

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