What Do You Want?

What do you want? An adventurous life? A life with twists and turns? A journey opened up to vast possibilities, always moving toward the new, leaving the old in the dust?

What do you want? A joy-filled life? Where each experience lightens the face, lessens the load, brightens the heart and mind?

What do you want? A meaningful existence? Where work brings purpose and leads to more possibility to leave a mark on the world? Where you know your life won’t be forgotten?

What do you want? Acceptance and love with no strings attached? Where you can show the internal without hesitation because you are loved and wanted just the way you are? Where the beauty of connection is based on common understanding that we are unique and anything-but boring?

I woke up today with these longings stirring inside me, not because it’s my birthday, but because I’m human. We all want to reach higher, dig for deeper, leap for longer.

I ruminated on these things.

Then I listened. I sat quietly and shut my mouth.

And He spoke to me about how this resurrection life I “received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant… (Romans 8:15).”

And how “I have God’s more-than-enough, More joy in one ordinary day” with him than in doing anything else (Psalm 4:6).

He reminded me that meaning doesn’t exist apart from him and that “nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us (Romans 8:38-39).

So I would like to adjust my list of longings from above. It appears as if I simply want more of God and I’ll leave it at that.

Published by AllisonGraber

Allison Graber is a Nashville writer and lover of Jesus. She is 14-years married to Lynn, a mix engineer with quiet ways and a loyal spirit. Her two little girls, Ellis and Adeleine, daily coax delight out of her heart. The paradigm through which she sees the world has been built brick-by-brick from her experiences with her Jesus, her love of people, through loss, curiosity, Holy words, and through the surprising joy of motherhood. She writes about these things at allisongraber.com.

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