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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 17: Never Alone


It gets LONELY at times

FOLLOWING JESUS

when you are the only one in a room who

is FOLLOWING JESUS.

Have you ever BELIEVED so BIG

and have given your life for

WHO you BELIEVE,

but then at times it

leaves you in a place

of utter silence

as if you are the only one on the planet who

BELIEVES BIG too?

But then you hear the voice of another

who also BELIEVES BIG ,

and then the LONELINESS diminishes

because it only takes one

to join with you.

For when two or more are gathered

a party starts

as the room gets full

because there is

JESUS.

Now I know that even when I am by myself

GOD is with me

JESUS is with me

&

THE HOLY SPIRIT is within me,

but sometimes I want people with skin on

to remind me that

what I BELIEVE is worth BELIEVING.

Then I think of

THE LONELINESS OF JESUS

as HE continually did what

HIS FATHER asked HIM to do,

knowing that HE would be

brutally beaten on a cross

so that none of us would ever have to be.

THE LONELINESS OF JESUS

whose supporting FOLLOWERS

fell asleep at HIS most sorrowful moment,

who denied HIM three times,

and who even betrayed HIM.

THE LONELINESS OF JESUS

is beyond my comprehension

as I sit here having my own pity party,

when I am the one who has chosen

to FOLLOW JESUS.

I could UNFOLLOW JESUS right now,

and because GOD is so GRACIOUS

HE would let me leave,

just as HE allowed EVE to eat the apple.

Oh how ridiculous I can get

when I get trapped inside myself,

forgetting WHOSE I AM.

For I gave up myself long ago

which was the best choice of my life

because I exchanged my life for HIS~

“If anyone wants to be a follower of MINE, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow ME. For anyone who keeps his life for himself shall lose it; and anyone who loses his life for ME shall find it again.26 What profit is there if you gain the whole world—and lose eternal life? What can be compared with the value of eternal life?" (Matthew 16 24-26).

Oh GOD did it again, as HE always does.

HE shows up in my LONELY still moments

as HE surprises me

with more of HIMSELF

as I experience HIM all around me~

whether it is

through a smile

through a sunrise & a sunset

or even through a pity party,

but most of all

through

a heart that becomes so full with HIM

that there is no room for LONELY.

So if you ever feel LONELY

let's do it together by

keep

BELIEVING BIG &

FOLLOWING JESUS

because

HE is

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

Just LOOK UP

for

"The LORD your GOD is among you; HE is mighty to save. HE will rejoice over you with gladness; HE will quiet you with HIS love; HE will rejoice over you with singing"

(Zephaniah 3:17).

Therefore

we can all say with confidence~

"I AM NOT ALONE" (listen to the song below)



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