Did you know that God doesn’t want to leave you where you are?
Oh, He loves you where you are, but He doesn’t want to leave you there!
Because He knows there’s so much more that you’ve yet to experience!
So much more beauty. So much more strength. So much more connection and confidence and grace!
Yes, He loves you exactly as you are, exactly where you are!
But He doesn’t want to leave you there!
He knows there are realms of peace, realms of joy, realms of belief and trust and revelation that you’ve yet to experience!
And because He loves you, He invites you.
Onto this journey. Further into this journey.
This journey of connection. This journey of joy. This journey of freedom.
Not to connection or joy or freedom.
But of connection and joy and freedom.
Because connection, joy and freedom are not destinations to get to. But realities to experience.
Every moment of every day.
Realities of relationship, close, intimate relationship. With your Heavenly Father and with those around you.
The kind of relationship where you know you’re seen, you know you’re known, you know you’re loved. Not for what you’re not, but for exactly who you are. Not for who you will someday become, but who you are right now.
Realities of joy, over-arching, never-ending joy!
The kind of joy that radiates from the inside, no matter the circumstance or surroundings. The kind of joy that keeps you anchored and keeps you strong, no matter the size of the storm or the strength of the wave.
Realities of freedom! All-encompassing, Spirit-filled freedom!
The kind of freedom that defies logic! The kind of freedom that sets others free! The kind of freedom that rejoices, even in the most constraining of circumstances, knowing that true, Spirit-breathed freedom can never be taken away!
Oh, yes, God does not want to leave you where you are! He has more – so. much. more. – for you to experience! So much more than your eyes can see now. So much more than your mind can conceive now!
Yes, God has more for you! So much more!
The day is today. The time is now.
And it’s all right here for the taking!
What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed]. 1 Corinthians 2:9 AMPC
(excerpts taken from Journey of Freedom 05.16.18 WLC)