August 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

It shouldn’t surprise me when it happens, but it always does.  I guess it’s because I get used to relying on myself.  Not that that’s a good thing, in my opinion.  I wish that I could go all in with the “lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge him” plan, but I fail big time in that category… on an hourly basis… take that back… on an every 5 minute basis. But in spite of that… God loves to hook me up!

There have been so many of these “hook ups” from God in my life over the past couple of months that I can’t even begin to explain them all.  (When I read that back it sounds so cocky… I hate when people brag about how good God has been to them… shoot… that sounds horrible too… well, I’m a lot worse than I think I am…).   It’s simply God’s grace.  I’ve done absolutely nothing to deserve His blessings, but he has confirmed His love for me over and over and I love it!  And it scares me to death at the same time because it’s easy to think that the hard stuff is gonna be coming right around the corner…

But I can’t live in fear of what “could happen”… that’s no good for anyone.  I just want to delight in this moment.  To be thankful for what he’s doing and where he has me right now.  Jesus is far greater than I ever dared hope and he’s showing me these days that he knows what I need and loves to provide it.  What a friend I have!

Ryan Johnson

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