I turned and saw the beauty of the sun setting (as pictured). It took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. I suddenly felt so grateful for the traffic that made the timing so perfect to witness such beauty. If there would have been no delays or obstacles getting there, I would have missed it.
Category: More Holiness Give Me
The evening I forced myself out of my house rather than vegging, my run ended with such a magnificent sunset. Instead of crying tears of frustration, my heart felt full of joy to see such a sight. Running seems to shake off the dust and nonsense from my thoughts. It’s much harder to feel overwhelmed and sorry for myself when I’m enjoying the magnificent world and body to experience it all.
As I went to church and observed the women around me prayerfully, trying to see them for their spiritual gifts, I found myself more optimistic and happier being at church. I was less concerned with my own shortcomings when I was sincerely trying to see good in others.
Mothers, you need to receive gifts because you are seen! You are loved! You matter so much! I hope you will search and find the holiness of this season through not only giving, but being willing to receive gifts from others even if they aren’t wrapped or put under a tree.
At 20-years old, I had my whole life ahead of me. How I hiked that mountain was not so different than how I approached life. Whatever the task, get it done in as little time as possible, check the box, be done and then on to the next task.
Jesus is there, and perhaps even closer than we know, when we begin to sink from fear and doubt. Call to Him when you are safe. Call to Him when you are sinking. There are miracles to be experienced in safety or sinking when we are following and calling out to Jesus.