finding spiritual whitespace

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There are times when you pick up a book, and you really have no idea what you are getting into.

This is one such book.

After the introduction, I will confess I was teary eyed with relief.

I am not alone in how I feel.

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By the end of chapter 6, I was not the same.

I was more at rest after underlining, rereading and journalling that I have been for years, possibly ever.

You see, God is both the giver and designer of how we are to rest.

With Him…

and

In Him…

With Him, and He with me.
I am never alone.
He is always with me,
despite what feelings or circumstances may dictate.

In Him, and He in me.
His presence is in this temple.
He lives in me,
As I choose to hide myself away in Him.
My refuge, my comfort, my shield.

Within.

He lives in me, and I within Him…..

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We reunited on a deeper level after a few chapters of accepting His love for me,revealing a new truth to me as we went.

Every single thing I have ever lived through
matters to Him.

For I am His, and He is mine.
Beloved.

I can hardly wait to learn what freedom and understanding He has for me in the next few chapters!!!

endurance

My longest day of the week is Monday.

Not because its the first day of the week, but because of my busier than normal workload on Mondays.

Yet the race is not won by being busy.

Endurance.

Some Mondays seem more like daze and the amount I actually accomplish is astounding.

Other Mondays make me feel like I barely scratched the surface of what I needed to get completed, leaving a defeated aroma at the end of the day.

I am called to run a race.

Some days will be long and hard, others short, sweet and fruitful.

I am called to endure.

To press in when the weight seems too much to bear. When the fears of not being enough or not good enough raise their heads, clamoring for my attention. When I feel drained and useless.

God is more than enough.

I do not run this race alone.

God set me on this path when He called me into being.

Holy Spirit is my guide to help me along the best path along the way.

Jesus is waiting with wide open arms, cheering me on up ahead at the finish line.

So Monday. You may try to depress, defeat or dither with my emotions.

However….

The One who set the moon, sun and stars in place. Who separated the air from the land. Who died on the cross for me.

He is with me. Always.

I plan on listening to His voice cheering me on, whispering I love you and you can get it done and you are enough in my strength for the task ahead.

Endurance means i can face anything with God equipping, loving and walking with me.

Even Mondays.