I journeyed to Wichita Kansas to meet up with our blogger friend Yolanda from Higher Ground. It was our halfway point between our two homes. I had 3.5 hours of God time on the way there and back plus the 3.5 hours of friendship time there. My husband asked me if all the travel time was worth it and I replied "Yes, OH YES!". Why?
For the first time in five years I sat down with someone who has shared in my pain. I was able to talk and reflect on where I have come in my life and where I am with God without remorse or regret for sharing. I walked away from that meeting with peace, not worried that I shared too much or that I would be rejected. There was a heart sitting on the other side of that lunch table that was just like my memory verse of last week from James 3:17-18-pure, peace-loving, considerate, full of mercy, impartial, sincere. There was no pain in the conversations as we shared our journey's and our past. There was instead praise for how we have traveled and where God is now taking us.
In this dear sweet friend, God showed me I need to allow more time between my past and His plans. God showed me hope for what my hearts longs to be doing in ministry. I am even more secure in Him and the path I am on (Deut. 33:12).
I so recommend getting together across the miles. We have so much to offer each other, so many blessings to bestow on God for this blog ministry and our blog friendships.
I so appreciate all of you and would love to have lunch with each and everyone of you! Hummmm....there's a thought!