I know that I can speak for both Erin and I when I say that we both feel undeserving and blessed that God would not only choose us to reveal to us His love and grace, but that He would call us to be taking that message of life and hope to a lost world. We know that the road ahead is full of joys and disappointments, trials and triumphs, hard work and sweet rewards. And we also know that our confidence can't rest in anything but God and God alone.
So that's why a few months ago we started a Promises Journal. This book is an ongoing compilation of Scripture passages that are promises of God to and for His people. There are promises of protection, provision, endurance, strength and victory. The ultimate promise being the reconciliation of all things in the coming Kingdom in the presence of our Beloved One.
So we have this for when times are good - to remember the root of and cause of it all and not become haughty and puffed up.
And we have this for when times are not so good - to remember His sustaining grace and words of victory to push us deeper and deeper into believing His gospel of hope.
So it is, and will be, our roadmap, life-raft and compass through this underserved gift to be called to proclaim Light in the darkness.
I'll leave you with the key promise that holds together all the promises of God to His people...
For all the promises of God find their 'Yes' in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.
And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
2 Corinthians 1:20-22