(Sweater; Charming Charlies, Tank top; H&M, Boots; Target, Necklace; Charlotte Russe)
As my alarm went off yesterday morning I looked out the window as usual to try and give my brain clarity on the basics. Where am I? In my bed, in my Multnomah Village house. What time is it? 5:45 am. What day is it? Monday morning. What is my schedule like today? Work, pick up our Comcast cable box, dinner at mom and dads, study for your license. After the basics are registered, I then play a game with myself. How many minutes do I have to lay here in the warmth of my blankets before I need to get up and turn the coffee pot on? And why don't I ever set my coffee pot on a schedule to automatically turn on when I wake up? Mental note: Figure out how to set my coffee pot on automatic. I finally crawled out of bed, put my slippers on and half asleep I wandered into the kitchen. Once the coffee is turned on I then make my way into the family room where I set up my "Jesus Corner." The house is quiet as my roommates lay asleep in their beds. I turn the lights on, open the curtains and get my blankets all situated so I can cuddle up with a good book. My Bible. As I sat yesterday morning with a warm mug in my hand, I spent quiet time with Jesus. I sat and prayed. I listened and asked that not only would He be near to me, but that he would be tangible. I want to share with you what I experienced. I experienced the nearness of the Lord like never before. I felt his arms wrapped around me sitting with me in my Jesus Corner. I felt loved, I felt safe, I felt pure joy and peace. I heard sweet whispers of " I am with you." No matter what, He is with me, and He is for me. My quiet time with the Lord is what I look forward to when I go to bed at night knowing that is the first thing I will do when I wake up. It's the time in the morning that I never skip, or put off. I NEED Jesus more than I need food throughout my day. I asked for dependence upon Him, and I got exactly that. It's the hard things in life, the moments of discomfort that bring us closer to Him. Do you know this kind of desperate need? Maybe you are experiencing it now as you read this, but have never known the satisfaction of Jesus Christ. I pray you find the quench to your thirst in the one who brought us out of death and into life. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you, and He will. I am speaking from experience, as I heard the sweet whispers yesterday in my Jesus Corner.