The Adventure Has Begun! I AM ON THE ROAD! So far, in the last two days I have logged in over 16 hours. Without even meaning to. There were lots of “unfortunate” or at least, inconvenient, events that happened to prolong today's drive. Part of which was an outstanding LACK of access to all things internet!!! No G's in WVA!!!!!
But there has also been SO MUCH evidence of the Presence and HELP of GOD! I managed to get where I needed to go without access to the internet or the maps I printed out, then buried in a box of stuff! That I refuse to dig out! Lol It did take more time. But then I saw more land too. So... Blessed.
Right now I am recovering from a physically exhausting, but very satisfactory, day of driving. I am relaxing, after a wonderful soak in a warm tub of water. Now I am writing this, while sitting in a “King-sized Bed Suite” in the Hampton Inns. By myself. Yet not alone.
I am resting in God's presence with praise music on my laptop. And reveling in blessing. Feeling Contented. Blessed. Loved. Free. I have never experienced such luxury.
There is that familiar, sort of expected, tinge of, “Gee, I wish I could share this with ….” (fill in the long list...). But also, there is just a sense of peace. Like I am where I am supposed to be. This is the beginning of the new normal for me.
Because, as my faith is growing it produces bigger crops. Yeshua DID say that HE IS The Author AND The Finisher of that FAITH! He never leaves anything half-done! And if we are HIS then we won't either! We will – with the help of His Spirit – finish what we begin – and with excellence!
There was a time when, if I had been blessed to have this experience I'd be grieving for those who weren't here with me, or would have felt guilty or something, for having something they didn't.
But now it is different. Because He has shown ME how to live in The Blessing, I also know, I am very sure, that theirs is coming too! So I don't have to feel negative about it. I am not cheating anyone else out of their blessing! I am simply enjoying mine! For a change! And I like this change! We forget that this is what true repentance is - CHANGE. Change of heart. Change of direction. Change of motive. Change of character. Transformation. This is what it looks like. We can not out bless God. The more we obey Him, the more we pour out ourselves to do what HE has asked of us, the more HE pours out on us. That is how this works.
God is not a respecter of persons – but He IS a respecter of FAITH. And He Blesses OBEDIENCE. So I have stopped feeling guilty for getting blessed for obeying Him!
My only angst today was that I wasn't able to make it all the way to Christin's. I am aching to see them again! But then, if I had, I wouldn't have experienced the delights of this luxurious solitude.
I will get there early in the morning though. I made it all the way to Greensberg, Indiana. So I only have about 4 hours to go in the morning. Piece of cake! Lol I drove almost 6 hours yesterday and 10 today! So I am getting the hang of this.
The beautiful land has been such a blessing to see, and the city of Cincinnati was super thrilling to drive through and experience! I am getting quite the education on gadgets in cars too! And getting a bit spoiled I'm afraid! It is so cool to be able to push a button on the steering wheel and talk to someone! I feel like I'm living in the Jetson's or something! Lol Science Fiction city!
Well. All that to say that "The Girl is Blessed". But the Old Gal is worn slap out! So I am going to sign off. And get some sleep tonight. I sort of got robbed on that last night, and yet, God sustained me through ten hours of travel today! I am in awe.
Just one more thing to share. Something that I heard from The Spirit today – we are all so bad to envy the blessings of others, and to try to compare our lives to others, we either try to measure up, or we tend to judge them because they don't. Yet God said that when we see someone radically blessed we should rejoice for and with them! Because we don't know what their obedience has cost them, to be able to receive such a blessing. We can't know all the processes that produced that.
Instead of trying to figure out whether or not someone else deserves their blessing, WE just need to trust Him, Praise Him for our blessings – even if they seem small in comparison – and understand that HE will reward us according to what HE sees as best for us. He always starts small and works up, because if He starts big we tend to get the big head!
He loves us. He sent Yeshua to die so that WE could be blessed again. We should seriously take Him up on that!