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End of the Night

It's the end of the night and the end of yet another pretty journal filled with my life.

I always feel like the start of a new journal marks some sort of significance in my life. What will it be this time? What year and a half worth of life will I capture within its pages, within my heart? My journals are my prayer journals. They hold cries of my heart, longings, prayers answered, prayers unanswered; they hold all of my foibles and all of my fears. They hold the triumphs when there is no one else to share them with, the little inconsequential battles won. They hold all of this so I can remember. So I can see later. Indeed, there was an answered prayer. Thank goodness God didn't answer that prayer! See how He was preparing me for that?

He is always preparing us, molding us. He is always refining us, defining us again with His love {this song}. Shaking the dust off us and saying, "Now try again, my child."

At the end of the night, I run to my Heavenly Father. I run to Him and I say, "Daddy! Daddy! Did you hear about today?! Did you see that? Did you know?" and He says, "My daughter, my dear, I was there with you. I ordered your steps today, and it gave me great delight to sing over you."

And tonight, I run to Him and I am all smiles. You know how a happy little girl runs to her daddy and says, "Daddy, I LOVE you!"? That's what I do tonight. I lavish my love and praise on Him. I raise my hands and I sing Him a new song. My heart loves to bring Him praises.

I have a feeling good things will be in this new journal. Very good things, indeed.

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