I use to be a list checker. I would sit to spend some quiet time with God and begin checking my list. I prayed, studied, listened to worship music, check, check, check and another check for good measure.
One day the Holy Spirit broke through and I was undone by His amazing grace and He began to show me how to engage with him in a completely organic way. Allowing Him to set the tone for our time together. Gone was the list checking.
This morning as I sat with my Sweet Savior I started by listening to some worship music. Playing one of my new favorites songs multiple times, because one time through simply wasn’t enough. I really wanted to sing at the top of my lungs, but the rest of the house was asleep, so singing and dancing within myself was a prudent idea at the time.
I began reflecting on this past year, well, the past several years. Plagued with health issues, marital and parental challenges, and grief of seasons ending, that ushered in new beginnings. I thought about all the moments of time spent on my knee’s literally crying out to God. All the prayers that were answered through those challenges. The moment God asked me to step away from ministry for a season of health and healing, not only for me but for my family.
God began to show me a picture show of where I was and where He has brought me. All the people He placed in my life to encourage me and help me stay focused on Him.
And as I sat listening to music that is meant to give glory and honor to Him, I felt His palpable Love. That is my Savior, He gives back more than I can receive and then gives even more.
Today I am thankful and grateful that He chose to die on the Cross so I could choose to believe in Him.