Where You Are, With God

bravery, confidence, contentment, courage, Faith, heaven, hope, memoir, Peace, rest, Vulnerability, waiting, wisdom

“To be with God, in whatever stage of being, under whatever conditions of existence, is to be in heaven.” Dora Greenwell, Joy and Strength Devotional

From the kitchen window view, I felt hopeful for Fall, considered leaving the back door open, optimistic that the breeze might join the morning sounds of peace.

Refreshing, it would be.

Not quite yet, but pretty was the thought, the heavens met my request and answered with the ushering in of new.

Hoping to catch a shot of a spider in its web, I found comfort in the powder blue sky fluffed with white.

Turned back for coffee and saw the rosebud ever persistent and perky.

Life continues.

God sweetly says so.

What if you decide the life you think you want is not the life your heart knows is for you?

What if the only voice you answer to is God and the Spirit of Him inside you?

What if contentment isn’t a fight to the finish, instead a quiet knowing you’re already farther than you thought you’d ever go?

What if you shift all your measuring tools from “I was” to “I am”

And gently, gently let yourself be you encountering the doors that open to who you are “becoming”.

All without outside interventions, offerings or comparison.

Even if according to others, becoming feels like unjustifiable, unfair or underserved waiting.

What if you realize you’ve really no idea what it is you’re waiting for?

“Believe…life will surprise you.” Brandon Heath

What if who you are is quiet and you’ve been way too noisy?

Even if you’re the only frustrated listener?

It’s loud, overbearing…the you that’s unsatisfied.

“But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Continue and believe.

Decide to be close to God, unchanged. Look up, remember where you are when you’re with God.

Stay if you can. Return often and linger longer.

“For just one day of intimacy with you is like a thousand days of joy rolled into one! I’d rather stand at the threshold in front of the Gate Beautiful, ready to go in and worship my God, than to live my life without you in the most beautiful palace of the wicked.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭84:10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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