be all there

Talk about direct communication from God!  Before noon today, this Jim Elliott quote – one I hadn’t heard before – has come across my desk THREE times.  When the author of the book I’m reading quoted him, I finally got that the Holy Spirit is trying to tell me something.  

I’ve been holding back myself lately.  From my family, my friends, strangers.  God. 

It’s part of the introspection that comes after a life-threatening, life altering diagnosis.  My paradigm has shifted now that I’ve faced my own mortality for the first time.  As an introvert and closet philosopher, that means turning inward and tuning out the world around me. I can be physically present, but emotionally and spiritually absent.  Which leads to loneliness.  The beginning of despair.  And then more introspection.  I know this endless circle well!

Until I’m reminded…  be ALL there.  

I got this.  With your help, Jesus!

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