Discovering what love is one day at a time
I remember when I was a little kid, finding the spot in the living room where the sunbeam made the carpet warm. I would go and lie on that spot and stay there basking in the light until the beam moved. If life was not happening around me, I would just move to stay in the light. I was reminded the other day how much I enjoy basking in the sun…feeling the warmth and the heat of the sun as it envelops me in its rays… How comforting that is, how warm and enveloping the rays are… How cold and uninviting the grayness is and how you only want to be back in that bright warm beam of light. Did you ever notice how when you have been in the grayness, its hard at first to be in that light without turning your head, or squinting… it’s just so bright.
This just got me to be thinking about God’s presence…and how much I love sitting in His presence…I can relate it to sitting in the sun, but that is not really a close comparison, but it helps to get my point across…sort of…
Sitting in the sun, (SON), abiding in His presence, is that place of fullness of joy, overwhelming peace, life and complete comfort. There is no other place I would rather be, no other place of complete acceptance, or perfect love…. And yet when we resurrect our flesh we step out of it… sometimes momentarily, sometimes for longer periods.
Before coming to know Christ, I did not want to have anything to do, with Church, the Bible, or the people involved in the Church… for the things that I was choosing to do were not submitted to God at all, and were those things that God calls evil. But now knowing Christ, I want to be in that place where I am exposed, and those things that are not good, can be changed and not hidden any longer. Better is one day in His courts than thousands elsewhere. Moments of Truth in His light, may cause me to squint, or fall face down, but I do not desire to leave that warm spot on the carpet, I want to be in the center of it, basking in the warmth of Him… I will move wherever He takes me, no matter what the day holds.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years. We have two young men ages 20 and 15.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.