“And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11
Although you still have far to go, I want you to pause for a moment and see how far God has brought you. See how strong He’s made you. See how much your faith has grown in this year alone. You have come a long way my sister, and if I could give you a fist bump I would! You may not be where you want to be, but thank God you are not where you used to be. Rejoice over your progress so far. In your pursuit to be a better person, make sure you pause every now and then and thank God for how far He’s brought you.
A good parent celebrates every amount of progress their daughter makes. They take pictures of her first tooth, her first step, her first day at school, her first date, her first day of college. They are always celebrating her life and progress. God is no different. He is always celebrating YOU!
Think about that for a minute. Almighty God, the creator of heaven and earth, is always celebrating YOU! He is telling the angels in heaven, “Look at My daughter! Have you noticed how much she has grown? Look at her moving forward despite all of the pain she’s experienced. Look at her digging into My word to find out what I think about her. Look at My baby girl growing and learning how to trust Me. I am so pleased with her.”
God is so pleased with your progress. He is celebrating YOU. So you should too.
Prayer: Father, I thank you for speaking to my heart. I receive your love. Thank you for helping me pause and consider how far I’ve come. Thank you that I’m not the same person I used to be. You have saved me, delivered me from many things, and helped me become stronger and wiser. Thank you Lord for the progress you’re helping me to make everyday. I give you all of the glory, and I pray that you will continue to help me move forward in you. Love, your daughter.