31 Days of Finding God – LONG

Thank you for joining me in my series 31 Days of Finding God. Each day I am going to use a prompt from Kate and incorporate that into how I am finding God in my everyday!

Fall 2

Today’s prompt is Long!

Today after I picked the kids up from daycare we took a little detour on the way home. I had seen the tree pictured above on a street nearby and wanted to see it again before all the leaves fell off.

It is a magnificent tree. Beautiful red leaves, shining in the sun. It is one of the things I love most about this time of year.

It is also a reminder that winter is close on our tails. If I am complaining about the 40 degree weather predicted for tomorrow what am I going to do when it is 10 below?!

You see there always seems to be a longing in my spirit for something more. Do you ever feel that too?

If it is hot, I long for the cooler weather. If it is cold, I long for the warmth of the summer sun. It seems as though I am one who will never be satisfied.

I find this true in so many areas of my life….feeling that longing for more and a dissatisfaction with what I do have.

But that isn’t how God calls us to live is it?

He wants us to find our hope, our security, our comfort and happiness in Him. No matter what is going on around us.

Instead of longing for what I don’t have, what I think I may want or need to make me feel better, I should look for all of the reasons that I have to be grateful.

A supportive family, a successful business, opportunities to connect with people from our church, exciting adventures ahead for our oldest son, Allume right around the corner!!! 😉

All blessings. Each and every one of them.

As I seek to know God more, I am praying that the longings of my heart would be centered around a deeper knowledge of Him.

That I would count my blessings more often than I count my wants. That I would seek to have a heart that gives unconditionally out of love for others and seeks to be a blessing because I have been so richly blessed.

Yes my heart longs for more, but may my longing be to find God in each moment of my day. Because there I believe I will be filled completely.

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In Him, Kristin

0 thoughts on “31 Days of Finding God – LONG

  1. Kate

    Can totally relate to that discontentment of longing for whatever I don’t have! It’s a daily battle for me .. 🙂 Thankful for God’s grace! So appreciate your perspective here .. Thank you for writing brave and linking up! Blessings on your weekend — and enjoy Allume!!

    1. Kristin Post author

      Thank you Kate for hosting now and continuing on this beautiful tradition of writing! And the prompts for the 31 day series have been wonderful…I would have never kept going without them!!

  2. ~Karrilee~

    So – first off… Gah! That TREE? (There He goes again… God, showing off!) I love it!

    And yes… the struggle to remain thankful and grateful for what is, and yet long for whatever is next! …”count my blessings more often than I count my wants.” That’s it… right there! Amen!

  3. Leah Adams

    Popped in from #FMFparty. What a gorgeous tree! I adore fall. You are so right…we often long for what we don’t have. I’ve certainly been guilty. However, the older I grow, the less I find myself doing that. Perhaps I am finally learning to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, not on the things of this world. Oh, I’ll still long for what I don’t have sometimes, but the sweetness of Jesus always seems to remind me that He has given me everything I need. Blessings to you.

    1. Kristin Post author

      Leah, your words give me hope. As we grow and mature in our relationship with Christ hopefully these longings for Him grow more and more! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  4. Ruth

    Such a beautiful tree! (We have a few of those round here, too.) Yes, let’s long for the person who will satisfy, and not all these shifting, changing, lesser things. A seasonal and timely reminder, thank you.

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