Today, I felt loved. I had a french press with Jesus on my patio and enjoyed my time in prayer.
C. and I walked around the reservoir and talked about African American history, films, a short story I’m working on, and how the Lord is blessing each of us right now. My little brother, Stephen, came to see me, let me drive his shiny black BMW. We talked about opera, the stock market + literature, all while listening to Jay-Z and T.I. Stephen, Yasotha and I had a lovely tea that mixed philosophy and trading funny stories from our childhood. And Stephen and I prayed together while wandering around in a nearby graveyard.
My youngest brother, Michael called just because he was thinking about me, and my Mom and I had a good chat that was full of wisdom and laughter and housekeeping tips. Over drinks to celebrate a friend’s birthday, I met a woman who told me exactly what I needed to hear about a situation I’m praying through. Even when I stopped into Denny’s for a late night tea, I received compliments from two older gentlemen, and one of the waitresses.
Isn’t God good? I was ministered to from the time I woke up this morning, to right this moment, as I’m writing this post. Each of these interactions filled a need I had–the need for love, for company, to have fun, or someone to listen to me work through a problem. I prayed about these things a few days ago, and suddenly there was a surplus of people who were present in my life, ready to pray with me!
Today, I was reminded that all things are possible with God. I was reminded that I need to have a great faith, because I have a great God. And I was reminded that, to receive the Lord’s blessings, I have to be obedient.
I have so much to do tonight and tomorrow; I was supposed to do errands in preparation for my vacation. If I focused on my to-do list, I wouldn’t have seen anyone, and I would have missed my blessing. Listening to that still small voice let me know it was okay to skip the errands and focus on loved ones. I wanted to love my family and friends today, and when I did so, there was such an outpouring of love and wisdom that I feel empowered and energized to do all the work I need to do.
Tomorrow, I have 3x the chores, but also 3x the love.
be blessed and be a blessing,