Take a moment and look back at your expectations for this week. How has God fulfilled those? Thank Him for how He’s come and moved. Are there areas where you may be feeling disappointment? Just because an expectation/prayer wasn’t completely fulfilled this week, it doesn’t mean He’s done moving. The breakthrough you were expecting could come next week, next month, and maybe even next year.
In 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Paul writes: “For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” We are being ever-transformed, meaning there is no end or stopping point in our walk with Him. Instead, every day of our lives, Jesus will continue giving us more of his character. This could look like His peace, His love, His patience, or His righteousness. The point here is, there is always more of Jesus to be had. He is always transforming us to be more like him. Not just during spring break. Not just in college. It is a lifelong process, and it only gets better.
Take a moment and write down what God has done in you this week and this year. What have you learned?
Now, how can you take these things back to Athens? What you learn in this time should travel back to Athens with you. What do these things mean for you? What in your life changes based on what you’ve learned? What do you need to say goodbye to? Was there something different that you did this week that made it easier to relate to God? Do it back home. Think now about how you can practically use this new knowledge/truth/mindset/etc. back home. Ask Him to show you what areas of your life need to change. Ask God to give you His heart for your friends, family, hallmates, and roommates back home. Thank Him that He never stops loving us, transforming us, and moving through us.
God, I just pray that You will highlight where You have been this year and this week. I want to look back and know where You have been and know where You are. I just want more of You. I invite You to change my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.