By living with less, I’m finding abundant joy.
Each morning brings a fresh measure of grace to see me through the day [says the girl who hasn’t taken a shower in three days].
Years ago, I know this would have been a much bigger stretch for me, but I am thankful that God is giving me the opportunity to grow without my normal luxuries.
His grace has no bounds.
I’ve learned that good quality dry shampoo does wonders for my unwashed hair [for the first few days], but today it is starting to get a little bit grungy. Well, it is what it is at this point. I will probably talk about my next shower for years. It will be the best one I have ever had. That said . . .
Compared to what I am watching the Lord do on this trip, my hair really doesn’t matter.
Also, I went into Walmart three times today and it didn’t even phase me. If you know me, you know that even the thought of going into Walmart gives me anxiety. Walmart is only okay if I plan it out and bring moral support. Yes, I went into a Walmart in Dayton, Ohio this morning. Three times. Alone.
I am enjoying the simplicity and ever-changing adventure that comes with traveling to new places day after day. This is the first time I’ve driven through this part of the states. Today we drove through Ohio and Indiana to get back to Michigan for the band’s show this evening. A lot of barns and corn. It’s lovely and fun to shoot. I’m a happy photographer-camper.
I have no idea where this journey is headed, all I know is that God is pouring out a tremendous amount of grace and endurance for me in the present. Leaving my previous job was the best decision I could have made. I feel so much lighter.
Lord, continue to lead me in this season. Show me the path I need to walk. Let my eyes stay fixed on You.
Reveal to me Your righteousness, and let Your holiness take control of all that I am. Let my thoughts, my words, my actions be aligned with Your Kingdom plans.
Guide me with Your peace, so that I will no longer be swayed by the circumstances surrounding me. Holy Spirit, have Your way.