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The Thing I Miss The Most...

When my mother was alive, one of my favorite things was to lay with her in bed; and tell her all about my day; This is the one thing that I miss the most—simply knowing that I was heard brought such joy and peace. When I read the words in Mark 2:17, “Upon hearing this, Jesus said to them, it is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners.” Somehow this verse brings me comfort to know that in all my sins, Jesus came for me. He did not come to the ones that think they have it all together. He came for me the chaotic one, the one wanting, the one searching, the one questioning. When we start seeking and questioning, I believe that is when we activate our ability to hear God, the opposite is also true when we live a life of complacency where we are the center, and there is nothing else. We miss out on the life-changing opportunity to build a relationship with God through Christ Jesus. I still miss lying in bed telling my mother my deepest fears. My hopes and dreams remind me that life is not stagnant. The word believe(s) is a verb that requires that you accept something as truth and act on the truth. People do not generally believe without action. Action and belief are generally synonymous with each other.

Romans 10:10 states, “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Now that my mother is no longer physically with me, one of my favorite things is talking to God and telling Him about my day, with the reassurance that He listens and wants the best for me. Romans vs. 10:12 states, “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentiles, the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him.” I have spent a lot of time investing in relationships, hoping that if I stayed faithful to that person, they would stay faithful to me, whether friendship, family members or romantic relationships. I have been let down many times. However, the one relationship I have where I am never misunderstood is the one I have with Christ because He knows my heart. Let me encourage you to speak with Him, He is always listening, and he will not misunderstand.

Remember, God loves you, and so do I.

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