Daily Delight

Friday, October 30, 2015


Sometimes a spontaneous getaway is good for the soul. Just slowing down and looking around you does wonders for a relationship with the Father. Whether it is to a different state, to see a long-time friend, or simply to your bed with a cup of coffee, a getaway from your daily routine is refreshing. 


As I think back to my weekend randomly spent in Colorado with a dear friend, I’m in awe of how refreshed and still with God I was. It shouldn’t take me going to Denver to see that, but I’m happy it did. 


I hiked to St. Mary’s Glacier, walked the streets of downtown, sipped the finest coffee, and the best part was the deepest, most challenging conversation in awhile. I was forced to take a step back, drag myself out of the pity party I host, and figure out what it looks like to be a “brother” in the family of Christ in this crazy American society. 


How in the world can I be a neighbor in a place where I still know no one? 


Bringing that perspective back home, I realize it’s the little things. It’s the encouragement, support, community relationships, and putting myself out on a limb. I forgot the joy it brings to take flowers to a nursing home, laugh with a stranger, buy groceries from a local farmer, bake cookies for a teacher, or end the day with the goodness of the day rather than the bad. 


We get so caught up in ourselves or the next item on the list, we forget that we are called to love, exhort one another, and take the time to fully be a neighbor. All the little things add up. We all have different talents, gifts, and roles in the Kingdom. We have all been individually created and molded into a vessel for our Father. The best part of being a brother is it’s a no fail experience. You can’t go wrong. There are endless possibilities. 


Love translates in all languages and walks of life. Being a neighbor is simply being present. 
I encourage you to take a step back, look around you, and truly see where you can be a brother in your community. How is God calling you to be His hands and feet? Who do you see that needs a smile, a hug, a laugh, or love? I am certain that you will find happiness and joy in your relationship with the Father as well.








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River White≫ ≫River is a newly wed and is discovering the fullness of God's unending faithfulness. She loves to spread laughter and joy wherever she goes. Seeing the Spirit move in people is inspirational. She enjoys ways too much coffee, a good book, running, and hopes to travel the world someday.

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