I had some sweet family members and friends put up several signs in my neighborhood to alert everyone that I was turning 40. I loved it! There was a sign greeting me just about every 50 feet or so. (I loved them so much, I didn't take them down until last night!)
As I approached the entrance to the neighborhood, I saw these two signs together and I was struck:
One sign marks a milestone. The other is a road sign.
They both are significant.
The milestone promotes reflection. It is a time to look back, to evaluate, to celebrate, to remember, to give thanks.
The road sign provides direction. It requires looking ahead, gaining perception, making goals, following instructions.
We need both in this life: milestones and road signs.
I desire to reflect and give thanks and celebrate.
I remember the days long ago.
I reflect on all that you have done.
I carefully consider what your hands have made.
I stretch out my hands to you in prayer. Psalm 143: 5-6
But I can't wait to look ahead and expect and see what lies ahead.
The revelation of God is whole
and pulls our lives together.
The signposts of God are clear
and point out the right road.
The life-maps of God are right,
showing the way to joy.
The directions of God are plain
and easy on the eyes. Psalm 19: 7 - 9
Spend some time today thinking about your milestones AND your road signs.
We need reflection and direction.
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I am giving away THREE books that have hugely ministered to me deeply this year and a Starbucks gift card (that ministers to me, too!)
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One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa TerKeurst
Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick
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Unwrapping the gifts of reflection and direction,