“And yet, O Lord, you are our Father.
We are the clay, and you are the potter.
We all are formed by your hand.”
Happy October friends,
Blessings to you on this glorious morning! We are entering my favorite month and time of year. Things seems to slow down. It becomes pleasant outside again. And my thoughts begin turning toward the holiday season. For me, this is a wonderful time to do some reflection and interior work – to explore the depths of my own soul as I prepare for Advent. I hope that this next month will help you to do the same.
We will spend the next 30 days contemplating our identities in Christ. Maybe this is a foreign terminology for you. It certainly was for me the first time I heard it. My “identity in Christ,” what does that mean? I hope over the next few weeks you find this phrase to be rich with meaning for you. Simply put, it means, “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose?” and “How does God recognize me as an individual?” For me, there is no greater question. And when the answer comes, there is no greater joy.
I look forward to hearing your stories and what God is saying to each of you during this journey.
We are Your children. Created by You for a purpose, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Bless us, Lord, with a revelation of Your presence and plans for us. Lead us, each one, into a greater understanding of our own belovedness. And help us live into the life You have for us; lives of purpose, of joy, and communion with You.
In the name of our Savior we pray,