• Joni

Day 14: New You


It is still January

The month of RESOLUTIONS.

The month of SEEKING NEW.

The month of I will FAST from _________

so that I will be __________.

January brings a NEW focus

because we truly are tired of running 100 miles an hour

& tired of being out of control

& so crave things to be different & better

so that we can slow down & smell the roses,

but they won't be blooming until Spring and it is still January.

So how NEW are you so far in 2020?

But what if we stopped striving & trying

& took a break from ourself

by taking a seat.

Picture this~

An empty room.

Totally white with only 2 chairs~

One for you

&

One for

JESUS.

What thoughts are running through your head?

Tears fill my eyes just thinking about it & right now I don't know why.

Could it be that I have complicated my relationship with JESUS?

Have I made it about wanting blessings from HIM,

instead of just desiring HIM?

Have I become so distracted that I have filled the room with so many other things,

that I can't even see HIM?

Just you & JESUS

sitting in an empty room.

What would you say? How would you feel?

I would say that

I am sorry because I haven't always put HIM first.

And then I can picture

JESUS

looking into my eyes with

such

Compassion

Gentleness

Sweetness

No Condemnation~

even though I would want to hide my head in shame,

as these words would be swirling in my head~

"I am not good enough to be sitting here, just YOU & I."

"Why would YOU even want to spend time with just me?"

And

JESUS

would still be looking into my eyes & into your eyes with such

Compassion

Gentleness

Sweetness

No Condemnation~

because that is

Who JESUS IS

&

nothing that you or I feel or have done or not done

can ever change that

because it has always been about

You & I

because

JESUS

made everything about us

the moment

"HE made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,

being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man,

HE humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—

even death on a cross!" (Philippians 2:8)

Just so

HE

could sit with each one of us~

ONE on one~

every second of every day,

so that we can be filled with

HIS Compassion

HIS Gentleness

HIS Sweetness

HIS Acceptance~

making every moment a NEW moment

if only we go beyond just picturing

An empty room

Totally white with only2 chairs~

One for you

&

One for

JESUS~

& actually take the time to take the seat

that is waiting for you & I always.

And that will become your favorite place

where the NEW you is always found~

"Find me here at YOUR feet again" ("TOUCH THE SKY", listen below)


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