It’s 5:25 am and I am wide awake. I went to bed at almost one! This is so bizarre. My lack of sleep is going to hit me like a ton of bricks at about ten am while I’m at work. I’ll probably just collapse face down on my poor little iMac. Okay, not little and not poor. Regardless, you get my drift.
Do you love when people outside of church ask you about God? Who He is in your life? Why you follow Him? Just the basic questions that we can be so easily distracted from.
This conversation happened to me last night and it’s been awhile since I’ve heard those types of questions – and six months ago I probably wouldn’t have been able to truly give an answer that came straight from my heart. Not because Jesus wasn’t working and moving in my life, but because I was choosing not to acknowledge or see it.
I wrote the following in an email to a friend and since the words and meaning haven’t left my thoughts since . . . there is probably some importance (and relevance) there:
“God is good – you know that? He’s close to us – you and me. I haven’t been able to sense that or seek that in a long time. I can feel the anger and bitterness that I’ve held towards God slipping, fading away and the love, joy, patience, comfort, peace, – all sneaking back into my heart, thoughts and prayers. It reminds me of a light summer rain – the warm kind. The kind that gently cleanses your skin (heart) and washes away impurities – and at the end – there is a rainbow that stands boldly and purely – proclaiming all that Jesus has promised and fulfilled.
He is good. His love endures forever. I love when He brings the truth of His Word into reality, into something that we can feel, know and understand – don’t get me wrong – there is charm in trusting that He is so much more than we can understand, but at times I need the comfort of “tasting and knowing that He is good” without just reading words.”
My favorite hymn is “How Great Thou Art” – which I happen to be listening to right now. It’s such a powerful sentiment of who and what God is – in such an individual, personal way.
“What joy shall fill my heart . . .”
Let Him wrap His arms around you today and be your fulfillment.