Full Heart

I feel blessed.
When we love hard, play hard, and fight hard.
When you haven’t looked at porn in years.
When you sing me melodies.
When you take me to church.
When you thank me for blessing you.
When we sit in the same room and read.

The sermon was powerful, entitled “Religious, but lost”. Dr. Arthur started by asking the congregation, “how do you spell religion?” He pointed out that most of us spell it “D-O.” Do better, do more.

The part that struck me was when Dr. Arthur thanked God for John 3:16. (“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”)

The part that struck me was when the lady two seats ahead said “amen” and dabbed tears from her eyes.

The part that struck me was realizing it’s all a gift.

Sometimes I get so discouraged by the fact that I can’t even love my neighbor. Today was one of those beautiful days where I was struck by God’s beauty, and in seeing that beauty, I forgot about myself for a while, and remembered what it’s all about.

We took communion (another amazing reminder of the gift), and then sang “In Christ Alone”.

“No power of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from His hand.” Those lyrics became my prayer for Chad, my family, and myself.

I feel blessed.
To be where I am called.
To be forgiven.
To be fully known, fully loved, and fully accepted.
To not keep secrets.
To anticipate eternity.




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