Hi little blog, long time no see.
Wow, I had an awesome weekend. Road trip with my sister, so much fun spending time with my best friend, an incredibly productive 3 whole days working on June wedding plans. I got a bridesmaid dress, we drove to San Fransisco, we did big wedding decoration crafts. A great weekend... with not a lot of Bible reading.
There have been a couple moments like that in this year of reading the Bible but this time was unlike the others. This was the third time this year that I went without reading the Bible every day for a small period of time. The first two were when I was sick and I felt very spiritually attacked during the absence of the Scripture. This time though I feel like even though I wasn't in the Word, I was resting in the other ways God reveals Himself to us.
He revealed Himself plainly to me this weekend in the joy of like-minded friendships and His amazing creation.
Driving up to wine country there was pretty much this constant joy and awe at the beautiful sky, trees, farm land, animals, hills, green around us. At one point we were driving through swampy water on both sides of us and it seemed like we were walking on water...like something out of a dream.
During moments like these I feel this sense of wanting to get closer...wanting to be more here. A longing, a yearning, it's so beautiful. Roll down the windows, stick your hand outside feel the air, pull over and stare at it for a while.
I believe it's this very feeling of wanting more of what is good, wanting more of the glory before me, this is the feeling pointing us to the greatest desire, our longing for Heaven.
I can't seem to absorb enough of the glimpse of Heaven God has given us freely...to be in Heaven with all of eternity to stare and absorb it all: glory, Hallelujah.
Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
Increase the days of the king’s life,
his years for many generations.
May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
and fulfill my vows day after day.