Is not a feeling I have often. There are fleeting moments when I do and then I glance down to see the I’ve dribbled my drink down the front of my shirt. I’ve pretty much given up this elusive ( & ridiculous) desire and aimed at hitting the important things:
Relationship with God
Relationship with my husband
Relationship with my boys
Relationship with others (ministry)
This morning in the midst of a messy kitchen I opened my Bible to this:
By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us-set us right with him, make us fit for him-we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus.
And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us.
We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand-out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
(Romans 5:1, 2 MSG)
What God has always wanted for us is a relationship with us.
Like meeting a treasured friend at the door and throwing it open to say
“Come in! My house is your house – come sit down with me, let’s talk, let’s connect.” Then receiving the reply of“I am here- I want to spend the morning telling you everything- listening to everything about your life, on your heart – yes, let’s connect!”
We find what we have always hoped for- the sweet freedom of a relationship that breathes refreshing joy and hopeful anticipation into the limbs of our soul, the heart of our spirit.
Ah- the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory!
Thank you, Lord!