Today's Devotional Thought
July 29, 2013 by Rachel Piferi
Share Your Journey
When Wendy and I started After the Miraclewe knew that God was telling us to start a ministry together. We knew he was asking us to share our stories of how he was real in our lives and we knew he was asking us to merely share how we were getting to know him more each and every day. We named our website, After the Miracle because our goal was to chronicle our journey with God after that big appearance of him. And we desired nothing more than to share our journeys in hopes that it would encourage women on theirs.
We have been writing to you all daily for nearly four years. In those four years, some days have been easy to write and share what the Lord has been doing in our lives. Other days have been hard to write as we both have traveled through some difficult seasons where the lessons were slow in coming, hard to endure, or impossible to articulate. And as I read through various posts, I smile as I see what the Lord was working out in us or teaching us both at different times.
It reminds me of how this life is truly a journey. A journey that is full of good, bad, painful, and joyous things all used to make us more and more Christ-like. A journey full of opportunities to get to know God better and learn more about him as we travel to that day we meet him face to face.
One of my favorite verses is from II Corinthians. It is actually on our site where we describe our mission: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (II Corinthians 1:3-4)
When I share my journey with others and hear others' stories, I am reminded how much we can be encouraged by hearing how God has been faithful, how he has revealed himself, and how he has worked in others' lives. And as we all journey through life, we should share how he has comforted us, provided for us, loved us, forgiven us, and revealed himself to us so that we can share that comfort with others.
We have enjoyed sharing our journeys, good and bad, joyous and painful, with you on this site. And like Paul has written, we do it to encourage others with the news of everything we have received from God.
I pray you have a wonderful Monday and that you feel God's love, provision, and faithfulness today.