Day’s Journey/By Lisa Rene Delgado 2008
What we weave in a day,
Determines the Road to our future
Photos by: Lisa Rene Delgado
Your journey has been prepared for you since the before creation. You were woven in your mother’s womb, in the depths of darkness; in the secret place, His hand was in motion, weaving your form inch by inch. God carved every detail of your being with the works of His Hands and determined to call you His very own! He created you for Himself. Isaiah 64: 8 And yet, Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter.
Ephesians 1:4-14 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will- 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment- to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you were also included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession –to the praise of his glory.
The Good-News is this:
That In Christ, we have eternal life, and who so ever believes in Him will not perish. For God so loved the world that He sent His Son and through Him we have been made right in God’s sight; and as we walk in the Day’s Journey, He enables us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight. That is why God the Father says, “This is My Son, whom I am fully pleased with, listen to Him!”
In the very circumstances we face in each momentum of this day called “Today.” We are brought up to a cross-road. It is there that we choose to either trust Him and continue walking on the narrow road, or become anry and irritated with him and go the way that is wide. If our focus is on the Good-Shepherd, listening to His instruction, God enables us to triumph in all things through Christ Jesus, for the glory of the Father. God Himself gives testimony about Jesus, His Son and His testimony is true. “You search the Scriptures because you believe they give eternal life. But the Scriptures point to Me!” John 5:39-40.
John 3:21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
If a person has external injuries, he soothes them with ointment, places a band-aid on it and it slowly heals. But if a person has eternal injuries, a surgeon has to go inside and find the problem and fix it. Right? Jesus gives us eternal life now! When we are weary, our strength is renewed by Him. (see Is. 40) If we are thirsty, he gives us water. I know that when I am spiritually thirsty, my bones ache and i can bearly walk. I feel drained of life. Psalm 63. But when i walk in faith holding the hand that leads; His Living water continuely flows through me and am refreshed.
Every day is a Day’s Journey, you don’t know what the day will bring nor will you ever know what is around the corner.
Jesus promises if you totally trust in Him, he will guide you in all His ways and the promised Holy Spirit, Jesus’ Spirit will counsel you in every situation. When you are afraid, anxious or overwhelmed He gives you peace that truly surpasses understanding, and you are confident that He is with you. He is leading you toward your inheritance; which is eternal life in Him. Psalm 16:5 Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
From the moment you wake up, and even at night the Holy Spirit is beckoning you on to spend time with Him. Time spent alone with Jesus at the first-light is nourishment to the soul and your well-being, and he doesn’t stop when you head out of your prayer closet; He goes before you! You receive the fullness of His grace for that day.
Every day God gave the people of Israel manna from heaven, therefore, every day when you go in the presence of the Lord, He will feed you the necessary nourishment for that day only!
Jesus says in John 6:27, “But you shouldn’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that I, the Son of Man, can give you. For God the Father has sent Me for that very purpose.” Don’t try to save yesterdays manna, (strengths or inspirations) for tomorrow.