The Power of Just Showin’ Up
My heart is full tonight…full to overflowing really. God has blessed my socks off this week–all because I chose to keep showin’ up.
Tonight, I walked away from my umpteenth visit with gals from our church, and I finally felt as though I am beginning to make some neat friends. God just blessed me with the discovery that one young mom from my Bible study lives right down the street! Had I stopped showin’ up each week, I would have missed this introduction. We immediately swapped names and numbers and plan to get together next week.
The words from our outreach ministry training to teens continue to echo in my head: “Just keep showin’ up. Just keep showin’ up.”
This applies to my time with God each morning as well. For many weeks and months–I admit with regret and even some shame–I had allowed other immediate cares and concerns take over my time, and I really began to not like the flesh in me that was coming out. So, I made another renewed effort this week to be more consistent on setting my mind on things above…BEFORE my mind and time got crowded with other stuff. And I have to say that God has doubly blessed my desire (and follow-through) to put Him first. Be it a short prayer in the shower or a few quiet moments with my Bible, God has given me a peace this week that has surpassed all logic.
“Just keep showin’ up. Just keep showin’ up.”