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12.26.19 – To know that He is pleased with me…

I overslept this morning. ?

Made my cup of coffee, sat down at my seat at the table…

There was a part of me that was like, “Oh Lord, I messed up… I woke up late and missed out on my most favorite part of the morning, when the sun rises, and sitting here with You.”

But as I sat down in my chair, I noticed the light seemed to be unusually special this morning. It’s the kind of light that you sit down “in” and it completely surrounds you just want to float around in it. ✨?✨☀️

So I just sat in that light for a bit, not rushing to anything, knowing that He is here with me — and I could feel His presence. ?

We learned at church the other week that when we experience God’s presence, it’s God showing us that He’s pleased with us.

Something about learning this opened my eyes to a realization that absolutely melts me every time I think of it…

Something about the realization that my Heavenly Father is showing me that He is pleased with me, that I can know this and experience this in such a real way…….

I hardly have words for it.

I know that God loves me, I know that Jesus has purified me and covered me in righteousness….. but to connect the dots so that as I experience His presence, in that very moment I can put the two together, in that moment I can be reminded in such a real way that my Heavenly Father is pleased with me.

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” -2 Corinthians 5:21 NASB

What a relief.

Just such a relief to be reminded that, in Christ, “I am enough.”

What a freedom that brings to my soul — a soul that sometimes gets so wrapped up in feeling the need to “do” and to “be more”…. a soul that sometimes wonders “am I enough?” a soul that sometimes kicks itself for “not doing this or that good enough”…

I can know in this moment of experiencing His presence, right now, that My Heavenly Father is pleased with me. He’s proud of me. That He’s smiling upon me. ☀️

I can rest in that.

Thank You, Lord, for working all of this together so that it can be this way with You. ?

-Heather ?

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