I am getting a late start to everything today.
This body suddenly felt all of her 61 years and one month this morning and I did something I rarely do.
I crawled back under the covers and woke up an hour later feeling a bit more rested and thankful for a husband who doesn’t begrudge me the luxury of this when he headed off to do what he has done lo these many years to keep us in food and clothing.
Then I took a sweet forever to do my devotions and I watched the final video for No Other Gods and it was so good.
She talked about abiding/remaining in Christ, the True Vine and I couldn’t help but think of our little visit through Psalm 91 last week.
I sat here in front of my computer taking notes and wiping tears.
As she talked about what it is to abide and remain and how we almost don’t have concrete words to explain it, I thought about what it has meant to me to abide in Him.
In practical ways it has meant that over all the days of my life, even when I have wandered or been highly distracted…even when I have set up little g gods that kind of, sort of helped alleviate some discomfort or seemed to be more manageable to try and achieve what I thought were good plans for me and mine….I have found all roads lead back to Him.
Whether it is a slow descent into old thought patterns around 3:00 in the afternoon or a step by casual step in the wrong direction that took some major work to correct and several recalculations to get back on track…the deepest desire of my heart is always to return to Him.
He has never failed me.
He loved me and chose me before I even knew to choose Him.
His promises are filled with hope and life and truth.
Like King David I can say…one day as door keeper for His house is better than ten thousand anywhere else in the universe.
He exceeds my best ideas and expectations and without Him I can do nothing that will be of lasting value.
He is the Beginning and End of all the stories.
He is my life.
Praise Him <3