It has been quite some time since I posted. It’s funny how someone whose primary fervor is writing can find it so difficult to take the time to write. Why is it that so many times we cannot find time, or make time to do those things which we are so incredibly passionate about? I am determined. I vow to myself that I will do everything it takes to find the time, or make the time to put my thoughts into words, and put those words on paper. Keep me accountable.
Over the past few months I have experienced a plethora of emotions and have found myself in a mass entanglement of thoughts. I have seen lives change, hearts soften, relationships mend, plans collapse and friends provide. I have seen angst, joy, fear, laughter, agitation, unease, trust, dread, dependence and an immense quantity of love. I have witnessed the Kingdom of God both contract and expand in ways that I never imagined. Brothers and sisters encountered a great magnetic wave, both pulling them inward to absorb the gifts of those around them, and pushing them outward to shed that which they have to offer. I witnessed love in action.
Through all of this, I have been continually reminded of the vast amount of blessing that has been poured out upon my life. I have an incredible new roommate, Maggie Britt. There are no words which are sufficient for explaining Maggie’s greatness. She is the heartbeat of God on Earth. She is love, joy, sweetness, and fullness. The smiles and laughter that she takes wherever she goes are the product of the abundance of the love of God continually stirring within her spirit. Wherever she walks, she carries the rhythm of Heaven’s song and the melody of the Beloved’s heart. She does a little something for those around her which no one else can. My life is different because of Maggie Britt, and I cannot imagine my world without her zest.
New friends have become great friends, and not-so-new friends have become better friends. I have realized the magnitude of God being the very center of any relation which I desire to prosper. My dear Emily Fox has played a huge role in this realization. Emily and I experienced an intense beginning to our friendship in which we could have very easily turned from one another, prohibiting God from performing a beautiful and exciting transformation. Instead, we chose to search for something greater in one another. We chose to see one another in the Spirit, and allow God to show us the work He was doing in each of our lives. We placed a greater emphasis on how we could work together for the advancement of the Kingdom than on the differences in our lives and forcing the other to change. Our friendship has quickly become one of the most beautiful examples of God’s redemptive nature of which I am aware.
Along with these friendships changing and growing, I have realized how much I value some others. My sweet Drew Forbes has taken the time to show me that I am worthy in the Kingdom. Through his sweet and understanding spirit, he has shown me that I am never alone, and that even when I think I am most misunderstood, there is always someone who will understand. He has taken the time to listen to me, to respond when necessary, and to love me in every situation and circumstance. He is a truly a blessing and I am eternally grateful for him. He is an integral part of where I am with the Lord, and I am so thankful for God’s hand in Drew’s life.
There are many more I could mention. Listing all of the blessings in my life would take me into eternity; they are unending. Although I cannot list each of these in my blog, I do thank God for each and every one on a daily basis. I pray for an increase of the Spirit of God in each of your lives. Allow God to show you things that you might normally avoid. He wants to mend, restore, heal, excite and renew. Will you let Him?