Like Sand

A conversation that started with: "Are you gonna write your devo?"

"Where do I start?"...

"Here..."

Sitting in front of the ocean always seems to draw out all your thoughts and with them any past or temporary worries wash out with the waves. For the moment that's all you are, is a moment. When you're in the presence of something so vast you can't help but feel so small....Sometimes even as insignificant as a grain of sand washing away with a billion others.

I dont have to be standing by a crashing ocean to feel this way, often I can reduce myself to nothing when I set my sights on the wrong things. I start to ask myself:

"Where am I going?"

"What am I doing with myself?"

"Why am I here?".

I get answers like...

"Nowhere."

"Nothing."

"No reason."

But If you took a few bits of sand and magnified them you'd see intricate rocks almost like crystals, some speckled, and many bright individualized colored. Each one still the same tiny speck of sand they were, but each suddenly become this wonderous treasure to be marveled at. We are like sand but that doesn't make us useless or insignificant, in fact Christ magnifies us to make us into treasures.

There's an analogy I heard the first time I saw the ocean a few years ago....When you stand too long with your feet submerged into the water you'll find yourself beginning to sink. When you take your foot up the waves will wash that mold your foot previously made away, you can't put your foot back into that mold. God offers the same for us, no matter how deep we have sunk He will wash it away, revealing a clean slate to new life...but that old life is gone, we shouldn't sink back into it.

We are not meant to live in the past...often that's what keeps us from moving to the future...when asked, "Where do I start?" The answer is here. Today. What you did doesn't matter, what you do now is what matters...

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Psalm 32:8

Love you all,

Dakota