Today I was asked the question: if you were to sit down with a group of men and women for 45 minutes, what is it that you would most desire to share with them?
I began to think about it and realized that I had never actually sat down and written down my reason for writing.
I've known for a while that writing to me is like breathing. It is how I process, think, pray, and better understand what is going on inside of me.
But it has turned into so much more.
It has begun to take shape into something that speaks to others, to you. Because of this, I decided to write out why I write and what my deepest desire for you to know is, and this is what came of it:
God loves you deeply.
He cares about every single detail of your story.
He is walking with you in every stage of your journey
...especially when you can't hear, see, or feel Him.
For it is in the silent moments where He tends to reveal Himself to us in ways we least expect it. All we need to do is ask Him to show us where He is and then listen and pay attention to our surroundings.
For it is when we open our eyes and are fully present, that is when the ordinary becomes lit with His beauty and we will:
see His face smiling at us in the sunrises and sunsets
hear Him encouraging us through the chirping birds
feel Him holding us in the raindrops
sense His prayers for us in the gentle breeze,
know He is with us in our ordinary everyday experiences, waiting for us to open our eyes and ears and know He is here with us in the midst of our everything and our nothing.
This is the very heartbeat of why I write.