A stream of consciousness and a peek into my journal:
July 29, 2017
Lord, help me to stop living for the next big thing or the next “mountaintop experience.” The only destination is heaven. Everything else is bonus, or better yet, your grace on display. Help me to live for today, this moment, this people, right here and right now. Help me to see life as linear. The problem with living life as though it were just one mountain to climb is that once you get there you just start searching for the next mountain top. Life becomes a never-ending mission to seek one climactic event after the next. Let us remember that You are our High Point, and Heaven is out final climactic end.
Let me rest in the journey. Let me appreciate the mundane. Help me to rejoice in the subtleties of life. Let me take enjoyment in restful seasons. Because You are there. You are always there. In and out of every season, You are there.
God Almighty is His name.
There’s no point in saying, “I have arrived,” because you will only arrive when you are sitting at the feet of Jesus. There is no next best thing. There is only Jesus.
We search and we search for more and for what’s next because our soul is constantly wandering through this life unconsciously crying out because it knows “this is not our home.” We cannot find true contentment here. We cannot find love and peace and joy here in it’s purest form. When we try, we will always come up empty.
But Jesus is saying, “Here I am.” I am peace. I am love. I am patient and kind. I am all things and more, and I offer them to you in the purest state. I AM that I AM . There is nothing else. I AM and I always will be. I AM the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Your life is but a blink, but I AM forever. I AM the answer you seek. I AM the hope you desire. I AM the fulfillment of your heart’s desire. I AM because I AM.
Trust Me. Seek Me. Find Me. Know that I AM God.