This is the Day

“This is the day the Lord has made… ” 

Today is the day.  So much waiting, so much anticipation and so much prayer has gone into this moment.  And I think about the verse above and THIS day, the one that He made for me.  I think about how He knew that today, with the sky slightly overcast, the house humming quiet and the fresh breeze billowing the curtains in the living room, I would take another step toward my God-sized dream. 

I want to hold on to these feelings; the anxiety, the distraction, the excitement and the can-I-do-this-and-do-this-well jitters, and bask in them a while.  I want to live today with my eyes wide open and not miss one single thing.  From standing at the bus stop to walking into my first class, I want to bottle all of it.  I want to know what it means to be a Full Time student at King’s College University and I want to never forgot how God has brought me to this place.



Looking back over the last 6 months I can still feel the proverbial 2×4 that struck me in the hallway at work, the one with “you’re going back to school” written all over it.  And when I answered that call and then tried to control every little aspect of it I could hear God whispering “Girl, you’ve trusted me so far, can you trust me until the end? I have never once failed you and my promises are sure.  I’ve got this.” 

The overwhelming love and support from my family, the ones that encouraged me and hugged me and wiped up my tears when I doubted even for a nano-second that this was one big huge mistake – I want to capture it and seal it away somewhere so that I never forget.  And you, the one reading this, you who have prayed for me and over me and dropped everything to reach out and stroke my fears with His love, you have a special place in this day as well.  God used you, He used you in mighty and holy ways and I am so grateful for all of you. 

“This IS the day the Lord has made…”

So this morning as I’m tapping away on keys, my dreams bleeding out my fingers and my screen blurred from the tears that are just now streaming down my face I am inhaling grace and exhaling thanksgiving.  I know that there will be days when it will seem as if I can’t do it.  There will be days when I will wonder where the next provision will come from.  There will be papers, hundreds of pages of reading, assignments and late nights complete with coffee and chocolate.  There will be moments of pull-you-hair-out frustration and I am sure that there will even be tears…

But…

“This IS the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24

Trust me when I tell you… I am very glad, very, very glad. 



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