Saturday, May 23, 2009

“Even when the rain comes
Even when the floods start rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water.”

--Needtobreathe

Ten years ago today, I made the best decision of my life. Perhaps the only decision I’ve never regretted, never second-guessed. A decision that has brought more challenges but more joy to my life than I ever thought possible.

I chose to become a child of the King.

And ten years after my decision, the above song lyrics describe exactly where I am in my walk with Him.

I’ve led a blessed life, and the past few months have been no exception. But becoming an adult brings on more responsibility, more heavy loads—loads I didn’t previously have to bear.

Physically and mentally, I’m becoming a grown-up. And it can be tough.

The same seems to be true spiritually.

I'm establishing new priorities.

I'm renewing my commitment to the One who loves me most.

But most of all, I’m learning to trust more.

To trust that those waters that overtook that little girl ten years ago are still cleansing.

To trust that His grace reaches me.

That His hands are holding me.

Trust.

Faith.

Belief.

At ten years of age, I’m finally starting to figure it out.

What it means to be washed by the water.

Happy birthday to me.

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Becoming an adult is so difficult. I never anticipated all the growing pains that come with it. I think I was pretty ill-prepared and am grasping on trying to do the best I can now.

Thank you for this post. It reminded me of 2 Corinthians 4:8. How could we do it without Him?

chet said...

It feels so long ago I saw needtobreathe play in a tiny church with Forever Changed on New Years Eve.

ashley said...

Two of the guys in Needtobreathe grew up on my street. I car-pooled with their sister.

jenna said...

I've been gone for a few days, so I am just now getting around to reading your last several posts. I love reading your words. This post especially... so special... so beautiful. HE is so delighted by you, HIS daughter.