Thursday, August 7, 2014

Connection


I have been in this foreign land for over a year now
I am no longer afraid of getting lost
I have gotten used to this quieter life
But, there is one part of this that I continue to struggle with...

Communication with those that I no longer see on a regular basis
I am thankful that I do not have to wait for the "pony-express", 
to hear how those I love are doing.
Still, 
texting, 
skyping, 
face-timing, 
emailing, 
phone calling, 
ing 
ing 
ing
it is not the same

and time has a way of sifting 
those that were friends for a season 
from those that are friends for a lifetime

There are really no hard feelings
time marches on, as they say
people get busy

This whole experience causes me to ponder 
how well I stay connected to my Heavenly Father.

Sometimes I get busy 
and then realize it has been a while 
since I have met with Him.
I take for granted that, 
when I have time, 
He will be there for me.
He loves me, you see.
And I love Him.

Although this is true
taking advantage of the fact that 
my Heavenly Father will never leave me
does not foster a close, trusting, intimate relationship.

It feels like when I have not seen someone for a long time,
instead of having a sweet conversation,
we spend the time "catching up" on life.

God and Jesus are the most important things in my life
If that is so
I need to act like it.

Connecting with my Lord and Savior
staying so close
that when others connect with me
His words are heard.



Staying connected
shows love and devotion
Staying connected
grows trust and intimacy
Staying connected
Is the key to peace of mind

Psalm 17:6
I call to you God, and you answer me.
Listen to me now, and hear what I say.

Hebrews 4:16
Let us, then, feel very sure 
that we can come before God's throne where there is grace.  
There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it.

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