"It took a lot to get me here. I had to be vulnerable, transparent, inconvenienced, sleep-deprived, and on occasion dehydrated (I think) from all the tears falling on the page. But again, God has always wanted more."
This is a quote from the intro of my soon-to-be released book, "GOD 'n You: Finding Your Place in Forever."
Yep. You read right. The book is coming.....soon.
Here's another quote...
In 2018, I found my truth. In 2019, I found my closure. In 2020, I found my voice.
And in some ways, I feel like I've been playing pee-a-boo with Jesus ever since.
What Purpose wants
It took ten years for me to concede and finally write the book. It's taken four years to manifest what purpose wanted it to be.
The book I planned was not God penned. But despite my shattered timeline, I'm good with it. Better than good. Because Christ has given me glimpses along the way.
Finding the safe space called "purpose" is something we all want because it makes life make sense. It makes pain palatable and suffering survivable. But on your way there, I encourage you to find your peace in God's glimpses.
Just a glimpse of what is coming can make it worth the wait.
What You Want
But it doesn't come without work. God will show you more as you give Him more.
Don't you want more?
This week. I'm digging my heels into Romans 8 where the Apostle Paul explains so clearly our role in Heaven's hierarchy:
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. ~Romans 8:19 New International Version
The King James version says, "sons of God", which I actually prefer because it represents the full legal standing of an heir in the Roman culture. The Father is saying the perks come with the position, not the gender.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. ~Romans 8:14 NIV
As you journey with Christ, there are certain things you will see for no other reason than you are taking the journey with Christ. Spiritual disclosure happens incrementally. So, I ask you again...
Don't you want more?
Wanting Something close... Something Real
Yes. You will have to be vulnerable, transparent, inconvenienced, sleep-deprived, and on occasion dehydrated from all the tears but isn't your MORE worth it?
"..every piece of more I gave, I was equipped to want more of Him." ~Book Intro
Giving in to God's process will take you places you can't imagine, but the greatest place it will take you is closer to Him.
The book intro is called, Something Close... Something Real. That's what MORE of God will give you. Something close... Something real.
This is not a game. God is trusting you with glimpses now until you are ready for next. Glimpses that confirm his glory over your life. Glimpses that confirm your hope and let you know you're not crazy. Don't worry about full disclosure. Be grateful for the glimpse.
Lord, thank you for not only walking with us but trusting us with glimpses of your glory. Continue to be our guide, order our steps in your Word. We want to see our future as you see it. Give us the sneak-peeks we can handle now, and we will trust you with the rest. In the name of your Son and our Big Brother, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Thanks for taking the journey with me!
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