Friday, January 24, 2014

FMF: Visit

I was up early this morning in anticipation of school being canceled.  It doesn't happen often here in central Texas, but the temperature was still way below freezing and I could see the ice frozen hard on the street.  The day was going to go differently than I had originally planned.

I lay in my bed, trying to decide the best use of time -- extra sleep or time alone in the quiet downstairs before the house awoke?

And then, He came.

He came to visit me right where I was, huddled under the covers, letting my body gain extra rest while He showed me why my heart had been in disarray the past month.

And He showed me that I had been dancing around Him all this time, thinking I was pressing in, but  no...

I have been hiding.  I've been trying to de-stress and self-talk, ashamed of my anxiety, perhaps?  Trying to do all the right things on my own strength because somehow to just acknowledge the stress and the fact that it was actually driving me crazy would mean I wasn't doing life right.

And I really hate to be wrong.

But this morning, being wrong felt good.  Because I could repent and turn back and realize I do not have to be ashamed.  It's okay for me to have my emotions and work them out.  I do not have to "do life right."

All that is required of me is to do life with Him.

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I'm hanging out with Lisa-Jo this morning.  Want in?  Here's the deal:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

8 comments :

  1. Stopping in from FMF. Loved your post. I love those days when He visits.

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  2. Always blessed by your words. Love your post, so full of hope, even when we hide and are wrong. Love you.

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  3. Yes!! This is exactly what has been happening in my heart lately, too. I had just such an encounter with him last night as I was changing into my jammies. The door was closed and I had five minutes of time to my actual self and oh, it was so good to hear His voice. Even if I did have some stuff to repent of. ;) I love how He does that without the shame. He is so good!

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  4. THOSE are my favorite visits...when God comes down and gives me a healing perspective change. Blessings! Love, Rachael@ Inking the Heart

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  5. Love this post. I've learned to surrender to Him to and confess that I need Him. And He always comes through with a plan better than mine would ever be. I'm glad you found rest in Him: Matt 11:28

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  6. Doing life with God...love these thoughts. The special time God comes makes us realize even more just much our Father loves us. And doesn't it just fill our heart with love for Him, too?

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  7. Oh gosh, friend, your words speak right to me heart. Thank you. xo

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  8. Oh yes Jen! It DOESN'T matter if we do this life right, just make sure we're doing it with Him! Wise words my friend!

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