Each morning the past few days I have greeted the dawn at the beach. It’s how I’ve always wanted to welcome the new day–outdoors, with face to sky. I’ve tried before, to get my sleepy self up (consistently) before the sun, and it’s never worked. But for some reason, something clicked this week. And now it’s the thing I crave. In fact, this morning I woke without the alarm, still sleepy yes, but wanting the ocean breeze on my face more than the soft pillow beneath me.
It’s quiet there, on the beach, at dawn. Just light, and earth, and air, and me. And I find stillness in the solitude. Stillness that centers this whirling mind of mine. Thoughts come and go, just as the waves rush in and out. But they float more like gulls on the wind rather than a storm-tossed ship.
It is here that I feel close to God. Every time I look out at the horizon or up at the atmosphere, to the right, or to the left, I hear His voice reminding me,
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This morning, after returning home, I watched this video at the recommendation of a friend,
And I find myself now sitting in peaceful contemplation. With certainty.
There is a God in Heaven. And we are His children, in the very literal sense. He, the Supreme Ruler and Creator of the Universe, is the Father of our spirits. We lived with Him before we were born, together as a spirit family. He knows us each. And He loves us each. Because He created us each.
He is perfect, and kind, and merciful, and just. And forgiving. He is as real as the skin on my body. He is not mystical or unknowable, but is a personal God, ever-ready to come to us, to guide us, and to help us–essentially to be the Father He is.
We can pray to Him, and He will listen. But more importantly, He will answer. This I know. He will answer.
I know these things because I’ve talked with Him. I’ve counseled with Him. And no matter how confused I am or how big of a mess I’ve made, He always is there.
I don’t know if you’re the praying type, or the believing type. But I just want to say, that if you go to Him, you will find Him.
And I hope you will.