It's been a long time - yes - but when life grabs you and whips you around you kinda have to let go and let God, you know? I am moved to explain the fact that I thrive on my relationship with God. It's what gets my blood pumping, and out of bed every morning. I am daily amazed by His presence and by the truths of His grace, mercy, encouragement, and love for us. Some days, I am so captivated by Him - watching His hand moving in my life and the lives of my family - that I forget that time doesn't stand still waiting for me to be sated of this understanding. I'll never be sated. Perhaps that's why the optimism is inveterate. Perhaps that's why I have nothing to say during conversations rife with anger. Perhaps that's why I choose to let go and let God. It's powerful - not weak - to recognize your limitations and recognize a being who has none. It's purposeful - not ignorance - to believe that you don't know everything, that you don't have all the answers. It's peaceful - not fearful - to put your trust in the One who created you and loves you more than anyone else can. I truly believe that God knows the number of hairs on my head, what I did yesterday, what I asked for forgiveness for today, and that I'm going to ask for it again for the same thing tomorrow. I am drawn to Him morning-noon-and-night by a deep need for the unconditional love that only the grace of God can satisfy. In a fit of what was declared 'teenage drama', I declared to my oldest brother that "I think God gives us our teenage years to search for something - and He wants us to find Him". I don't think that's such a dramatic statement anymore.
"Ask - and you will receive; seek - and you will find; knock - and the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7
Today's conundrum: Will there ever be truth in advertising?
Future conundrum: Why do some people never apologize?
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