Deeper Still

Our life should be adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike, “what’s next, papa?” God’s spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is and we know who we are. Father and child.” – Romans 8:15-16 MSG

Many, if not all of us, are familiar with the contrast of life and seasons. One for every stage of life we are in. Taya Smith, someone whose heart of worship never ceases to inspire me, once categorized them as seasons of “mountain tops” and “sacrifices of praise.” For those of you who have read any of my blogs, you’ve had a small taste of my personal struggles and successes these past several months. To start, I would like to say that I am genuinely grateful for both the battles and victories I have faced. For it was in those battles that I was able to truly test my strength and endurance and only after those testing times received my victories. With that being said, I would like to address the “mountain top” seasons of life, for it is presently the season I feel most in tune with. If after reading this you think, “Well, goodie for you. I’m most definitely not.” Know seasons never last and that I know the feeling well. If you continue to fight… you will see the sun. You will reach that peak.

The truth is you will never stop learning “life lessons,” no matter what season you may find yourself in. Even though I’m currently sitting on this mountain top, I fully understand that it is not the highest place. There are other mountains to scale. Other views to take in. I fully understand that even though I may now sit here satisfied, I must not allow myself to become content with just this. As humans, we have the tendency to thrive off of one victory. Like a cheat day that turned into weeks then months. And once time has passed, we look back confused and frustrated, because we know we’re not at the place we were… or the place we could be.

I’m not saying to not allow yourself to take in what you have accomplished. If anything, that is the farthest from what I am saying. Victories show God’s glory and incomparable love for us. Bask in them. Stand in awe of all the great things he has done for you. He wants to warm you with his horizons, giving you hope and excitement of what a future with Him holds.

What I am saying is, live adventurously expectant. Understand that He wants to continually show you His glory. For it is there, that we come to know Him and in turn, come to know who we really are. Ask Him what’s next. His spirit wants to touch you and lead you into His love, deeper still.

-Jess