Date Number #2

Surrounded

Do you ever have those days where you feel lonely and in need of some tangible comfort? I think the answer is likely, “yes” we all do.

This was one of those nights that I would’ve loved to have been sitting across from a sweet companion, but unfortunately not even a prospect came to mind. I was slightly restless. I didn’t feel like calling a friend and being social, I had already gotten into comfy clothes after work and didn’t feel like going out. This was when I decided pizza delivery was just what Jesus and I would do.

While I waited for the delivery I decided to bathe myself in worship music and fill my mouth with praise. I let him know how lonely I was feeling and told Him how much I needed a little “hug”. As the moments passed I began to feel His presence in such a magnificent way. It was as if I was surrounded in love, comfort, hope and contentment. No tangible date could’ve offered me the sweetness of His presence.

Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will show you great and unsearchable things you do not know. ” My friend, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to pursue Him. Search Him out. Ask Him for wisdom. Ask Him for comfort and He is sure to deliver in more ways than you could ever imagine.

Spend a few moments breathing in His spirit. You can do it very simply. On the inhale breathe in the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Feel Him filling you with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control. On the exhale, breathe out anything in you that may not be serving you. It could be envy, lust, jealousy, resentment, etc. Let it go! Feel the freedom of being surrounded in His presence.