February 27, 2012
It’s gotta be 65 degrees outside today! I’m sitting outside by the track, where my radio comes in perfect. Drinking coffee to warm me when the breeze picks up, and basking in the sunlight. I didn’t plan on writing, but I got to thinking, so I dug out a song I had in my pocket and I’m writing on the back of it.
It seems that when I Get outside in the sunshine, I start thinking about home. Maybe it’s cause I’m away from all the people. Maybe because I can look up at the sky and picture myself at home looking at the sky. Maybe it’s cause I can see the highway and the cars driving by. And I can see the day I will be driving away from this place. Maybe it’s because I’m able to sit and think about where I am and pray to God to get me out of this place! Whatever it is, I think about home more when I get out here by myself.
I’m reading a book called “Passion & Purity” and this morning, I read a quote that I have on my bookmark already. And I’ve been using it a lot lately. It says “Wherever you are, be all there.” This is a terribly hard thing to do!
Time out… Wow God… so not 2 seconds after I wrote that, my friend Brandi comes up and I say how I was thinking about home. And I kinda complained about it a little. And Brandi – who’s not into “all that God stuff” says, “Well maybe God’s got you here for a reason.” I said, “Maybe its you.” She said, “Maybe it is.” I said, “Well, it’s worth it then.” Then she left.
And I meant it. If I am here to bring one person to God – then it is worth it. And I love how God brought that reminder to me right as I was wishing to be somewhere else. Love it when God interrupts my pity party and reminds me of my purpose!
Wherever you are, be ALL there!
“Just as I have intended, so it has happened, and just as I have planned, so it will stand.” Isaiah 14:24