And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live. 2 PETER 1:13
I woke this morning with a similarly wonderful happiness, giddiness, as of the past few days– knowing that Johnny is here, near, and that I will be with him today is almost too good to be true.
I spend time in the Word (mostly Psalms this morning, I will declare Your love stands firm forever echoes through my mind), I read a little, I venture to the kitchen to make breakfast. Singing and dancing my way through cooking’ and brewing coffee, I snuggle up on the couch with Nashville and thank the Lord for this period of rest this week, and I do just rest in it. Johnny’s lovely momma gave me coconut flavoured coffee, and it goes so well with sweet foods! I clean the house and continue my dance party for one before hitting the very empty school gym for some stretching, technique work, and a bit of strength training.
Because I have a gift card, I stop by Starbucks on the way home and sit in for a bit, and I pray. I talk to God about some of the convictions I’ve pushed aside. I know the power of prayer and of simply going to Him, and the enemy will forever try to keep me from doing exactly that. My Lord is so faithful, and He answers my questions and leads me to some repentance and more time in the Word. I make and eat lunch whilst catching up on my emails. I talk to Jesus, who reveals more about this period of rest and what He intends for it. Johnny comes home from work in the afternoon, and we catch up, finish a movie, talk endlessly, listen to music, grateful and surrendered and giving our relationship to God in conversation and conviction and prayer.
We get around to making dinner late, and throw together food from the piddly remainder of groceries I have (neglected to grocery shop as I move back in with my parents this weekend). After dinner, we head to a board game cafe to meet some of my dearest friends from high school, who are all, of course, excited to see Johnny. It is so great being with everyone in the midst of Johnny being home– which still has not totally set in yet.
Our God is so faithful, always speaking to us and delighting in the will of our alignment with His Spirit, in the word, Your will be done, Lord, as His mercy endures forever and “We are Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 CORINTHIANS 5:20
Lord, continue to be all in all in my relationship with Johnny. May You be all that is seen, honoured, and glorified in and through us.