Everything is Beautiful
You know those mornings where you wake up, and you just breathe in the day? The days where you are genuinely excited about what is to come!, or when you walk out of your house into a fresh Summer day, and the air smells sweeter then it ever has? The days where you just inhale everything that is around you – and you tell yourself… ” Remember this moment, Remember this day, Remember this feeling”.
Picture your favorite day, or a moment where you felt so on top of the world that you can’t help but smile at everything! Now… picture your life everyday…waking up every morning with that feeling, that excitement, that purity! Some people may say that its impossible to feel this way all the time, but I must say I completely disagree. Because lately, when I open my eyes to a new day, I can’t help but breathe it in, because I know that God has given me another breath, another day, another chance for me to meet with Him – Every single day He seeks my heart. Every new day God gives you, He seeks your heart!
Think of your girlfriend/boyfriend, or your wife or your husband, the excitement that you felt when you first met them, the butterflies, the desire to always spend time with them, the eagerness to know the very depths of their heart. The comfortableness only felt with them, the only voice that can bring joy back to a lost situation. This is the kind of relationship that God longs for us to have with Him. Relationships take work! I’m sure we can all relate to the amazing relationships, and the ones that just didn’t work out. In all of these, you have to seek the other. You have to continually make yourself a part of the others life.
Think again of your husband/wife/ significant other. Doesn’t it make you feel on top of the world when they take the time to lay everything else aside: work, obligations, cell phones, Facebook, the business of life… and they just spend time with you? It makes you feel amazing because above everything else – they want to spend their time with you! Undisturbed, undivided, intimate time with you!
Can you recall the last time you spent this kind of time with God…? When you quieted your heart and asked Him to meet with you? When you laid everything else aside, just to be intimate with Him? The beauty of any relationship is this sense of freedom and choice. Out of every single person in this entire world, I want to be with you, I choose you! If God can give us this kind of amazing love for other people… How much more do you think God loves you, the child He created. That He knit together! God doesn’t want a one sided relationship with you, He knows your heart. He knows your flaws, your wounds, the very depths of your soul. But do you know Him? Do you have that fire, that longing to spend time with Him? Does He bring you comfort above all else? Can His voice bring joy back into any circumstance?
Every single day that God gives you another breath, He is saying ” I want to meet with you – I want to know you”. He gives us a new opportunity every day for this! My prayer for you is that you will wake up tomorrow morning and see the day for what it truly is: God’s hand reaching out to you saying ” Come to me, I want to know you”. Find the love of your life in God! If you find yourself thinking, I want this kind of love, but I don’t know how to reach it. Ask Jesus to be the lover of your life! Seek Him, and you will find Him. Ask for his fire and you shall receive it!
If you already know God and find yourself lukewarm, the passion has fizzled out. Spend time with Him – rekindle the fire you once had for Him. God is delighted when we take time to know and love Him back. He doesn’t want you to struggle! He wants to help you succeed! Ask God to set the fire! Ask Him to help you find that passion again! Who better to help you than your Father in Heaven! The more we seek and long for God, the more we can fully understand how deeply He loves us and it can shape our entire lives! These last few months, God has set a fire to my soul, and with His Spirit in my life leading me, loving me, teaching me! I have found true love! His love endures forever
Father, I pray that you can help all of your children find true love in you! For true happiness in life is a life centered around You, your Son and your Spirit! Ignite the fire back into our souls! Let us be active for you! Help us find the flame in our hearts for you! And let it never flicker or fade. Let us not lean on our own understanding, let us place our lives in your hands, Amen.
- Written by my friend Kaite McGill