I Left My Heart In…

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My family and I recently took a mini vacation to the Bay and I was quickly reminded of how much I love Northern California. And, to add to its awesomeness, God’s tears rained down a beautiful misty warmth that made for wonderful moments of snuggle close walks down Piedmont, the Embarcadero, and through the trails of the SF Zoo.

I’m an LA native with an SF soul, I guess.

And, besides enjoying a creamy cup of Fenton’s delicious scoops…twice, taking in the awe-inspiring designs of the City’s zoo, and slurping up Boudin’s clam chowder, I was also reminded of God’s command to rest. I was reminded of its importance and the connectedness that rest has to our spiritual lives.

Sure our bodies get rejuvenated, but our spirit man gets its burst too.

I got home feeling more spiritually in tuned with what God was saying, which for the most part was rebuke over certain things I’ve been carrying. I’ve connected with His Word a lot more closely. And I’ve been able to lock into His purpose for my life in this next season.

It’s exciting.

Rest.

How about you? What are some rest stories you cherish?

Let’s talk.

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One thought on “I Left My Heart In…

  1. When my wife visited me here in Atlanta for the first time, it was memorable because we explored Atlanta for it’s beauty in the winter. However, never have gone to a botanical garden, I thought all gardens were green year around. It was quite a laugh when we everything was “withered and brown” because of the frigid temperatures. And then there was the Coke factory and the 60 different flavors from around the world. I cherished those moments I spent with her because sometimes I don’t realize where God gives me opportunity to rest. And for the past couple of years, I was supposed to be resting where it mattered the most…at home.

    My home isn’t only Los Angeles. I agree with you on Northern California. Oh just the though of the beauty of Northern California and the surrounding ocean climate the breezes across state is just enough for me to close my eyes and smell the ocean mist off the coast. Some of the most inspiring portraits God establishes across the sunsetting skies is what I cherish. Not everyone is lucky to get a glimpse of what we see daily. It’s California and yes, it’s broken and has it problems that seem never ending. But like Pastor Bryan (of New Life Christian Center, Augusta, GA) said today, God loves it when we praise him even when we find ourselves stuck between a rock and a hard. Just then will God open doors no man can shut and shut doors no man can open. I’m reminded to continue praising Jesus that I get to return to those same images not all mankind can see.

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