Have you ever been excited for no “tangible” reason? I am having a great day. I really hope you did, too! Please share about yours below! It started with new experiences, meeting new people & doing new things by making new efforts. I decided to take my two youngest to VBS. No big deal, right? Well, it was to a church I’d never seen, heard of or experienced. I decided to trust. There were several reasons that were pushing me to do this. The Father keeps showing me that the more I trust Him & step out, the more I’ll get out of life. The more I stay in my bubble & pout about what I haven’t accomplished, the more I won’t accomplish! So how do you experience life? GET OUT & EXPERIENCE IT!
Anyway, back to the story. So I take the kids, sign them in & say a prayer & leave. I come back, write a ton, chill out & spend time with my oldest. Go back to get them & they’ve had a good time, learned about Japan (they sure won’t gonna learn about Japan from me that day!), made new friends & reconnected with old ones.
The big deal? This is the hundredth time this month He’s shown me to get a grip & let go! I did my first book readings last week because I decided to go to a different library & also into the library for once. The funny thing is, as a young adult, I was pretty adventurous. Not afraid of much of anything. Somewhere along the way I became unnecessarily paranoid. I think it was when we had the kids, but they are not to blame. I thought about when I finally get to meet the Lord. What would He think about how I spent my life that He had his Son die for? Had I treated it like a credit card & maxed it out, or like a miser & hoarded it in some vain effort to preserve it? The answer was obvious & grim. I don’t want my life to be a slap in the face, wasted because I was afraid. It actually went deeper. I didn’t trust Him to be true to the promises in the Word. He has a spotless track record. Never left me, forsook me, left me hanging, told my business, abandoned me while I cried, left me hungry, naked or alone. None of that. What else did He have to prove?
So, I choose not to treat Him like a myth. He’s here. He loves me. He protects me, leads me, guides me & best of all, knows all about me & CHOOSES TO CONTINUALLY LOVE ME!
I love my Daddy. Myis awesome. I will honor Him with my life…
by living it.