I’m not there, but I’m getting closer

Boy, do I feel like a typical blogger right now. I’ve got my tea on my right, laptop in front of me with my phone only a few inches away. I’m staring outside my window at this somewhat cool autumn morning. I kind of feel like writing poetry – but maybe next time.

I’ve just finished my devotions, and I’m feeling good. If you’ve been following along with my blog, you already know that I’ve been struggling lately in that area. It feels good to get back to it, though. Sometimes I get so caught up in the fact that I’m not doing something that I forget how enjoyable it is. I notice the days when I spend time alone with God in the mornings and the days when I don’t. There’s a big difference in the way I think, feel and look at life.

That’s why I’m feeling inspired today. I was reminded of his goodness this morning. I was reminded that no matter what God is right there with me.

And that’s all I need to get me through the day.

I had a blog post ready for today, but I felt like I just needed to write in real time and express my mood at this very moment. Next week it might be back to the more melancholy version of myself who is crying out for help.

But this week – this week I’m doing better.

I’m not 100% better, but I’m moving closer. Allow yourself to celebrate these kinds of moments. I haven’t been reading my Bible consistently for the past few months, but I have read it 3 times in the past week and that is a small triumph for me.

Don’t wait to celebrate at the end because you’ll never reach perfection. Celebrate the small triumphs along the way. Have you not prayed in months? Pray today and celebrate. Don’t wait until you are praying 10 million times a day every day. Even if you only pray one time this week, celebrate that because you’re moving closer.

I’ve let the duty of reading the Bible keep me away from the pleasure of reading the Bible. The same goes with prayer and church. Today I’m reminded that God isn’t an obligation I need to check off my list. He is a mighty God who delights in knowing me and I in him. He gives me hope, and I’ve forgotten that.

But today he reminded me. So I’m celebrating.

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