My Family


Friday, July 3, 2009

way more!

i was sitting outside this morning, drinking my coffee and watching jacob play. just me and him, everyone else was of course still sleeping. it is amazing to me how such simple things like watching my baby run outside and play, throw a ball, and laugh makes my heart just melt. i was talking to the Lord and expressing my gratitude for giving such joy to me. i felt the sweet communion of His heart and mine together enjoying the pleasure that jacob was bringing to us both. it was a wonderful moment of fellowship for me and the Lord as we conversed about His goodness and the joys that He has brought into my life. for some reason, i felt like God was showing me that this is what He loves, spending time with me, enjoying the blessings He has given me with me. yet, i knew that this was just a small measure of the intensity and greatness of the depth of fellowship that God desired to have with me. I felt myself say to God, "there is more isn't there?" His response was immediate in saying, "way more!"

way more! way more! in my finite understanding of God and all that He is and everything that He has done for me because of Who He is, i can not fathom how deeper communion and fellowship and the effect it is going to have on my life will develop but i know that when i heard Him say "way more!" i felt His enthusiasm and excitement and it moved the deepest part of me in a unique way. i just keep thinking over and over "way more!"


chili pepper said...

Christy Rose,

Thank you for letting me visit your blog. I stopped by from Hope's place. This is a beautiful post. I often thank the Lord for the joy he has given me in my children but never really stopped to think much about how much joy they bring Him! I always think about raising them up to bring Him glory and joy. I tell them to behave in ways that will bring Him joy but again never really just thought about the fact that they bring Him joy today...even in their imperfect state. Just as He gets joy in being with my never to be perfect state.

I often think of God my father and being with Him as my ABBA but rarely have I thought that in a way we are coparents in raising my little ones. I constantly seek His help and guidance and feel He is with me and answering those prayers for sure, but how often have I thought that He answered those prayers not because of His love for me, His daughter in need, but because of His vested interest in them, His children.

Nice. Thanks, Kat

rcubes said...

The way you enjoyed your son and the joy he brought into your heart just mirrored all the times our Parent watches us. Yet, these words alone are not enough to describe God's loving ways. Like what you wrote, "way more"...It's always "way more" for "His ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts are higher than our thoughts."-Isa.55:9.

The joy your heart's been feeling while spending a precious time with our Daddy got rubbed off with me as I read your post. Have a great weekend sister. Keep running to and fro, throw the ball and laugh your heart out...because He is there watching you and always with you in this life's journey. Love and blessings.

E @ Scottsville said...

Yea, just this week... my kids had been away for a couple of days with my dad... and when they got home, they were so cuddly and it was just so obvoius that they missed me. And man did I miss them, too!

I just kept thinking about how much they mean to me and how they ARE MY WORLD! Praising God for our blessings!!

Loren said...

What a precious time for you and your son this morning and then the Lord brings HIS sweetness and love that will forever be in your Spirit!
You got a taste of Eph 3:18

may you have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and deep is the love of Christ!

Oh how HE loves us!!!

Bless you my friend....I can just feel how you must be floating through this day as only we do when the Lord "fills" us :)

love you

Mich said...

I am humbled everyday by the fact that my Heavenly Father thought I was worthy enough to raise my precious babies. Just proves how His vision of us is so different from what we see when we look in the mirror.

What a beautiful post!

Heart2Heart said...


I bet the way you were hanging out with your son is much like the way we will be with God someday. He delights in spending time with us whenever we have time for Him, He is never too busy for us.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

He And Me + 3 said...

I love how the Lord just reveals things to you through your everday life, because you allow Him to speak to you. I need to sit & be patient more. Just a beautiful post.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Beyond belief! We simply cannot comprehend the abundance of His heart, nor the way in which it works its way into our everyday lives. Leave it to a child, again, to teach us!

Be blessed,

~*Michelle*~ said...

God promises that our blessings will overflow and we will not be able to contain them......

I love visiting you....your words are so inspiring and you are a blessing to me.


Mary at My New 30 said...

Don't you love those moments where you just feel His love so deeply?

Silver said...

i am encouraged as i read your post this morning.

Have a blessed weekend!


Andrea said...

You touched me deeply with this post. GOD bless you, sweet friend!
Blessings, andrea

Beth E. said...

What an encouraging, uplifting post! To know the depths of God's love and His desire to have such a deep, personal relationship with's hard for me to wrap my brain around it all!


LisaShaw said...

A blessing to read how God is speaking into your life.

Making rounds to share this special 4th of July with my blogging friends. Praise the LORD for our FREEDOM. Blessings to you and your family dear one.

Anonymous said...

Hello Christy Rose,

Wonderful and thoughtful post! Children are such a joy and teach us so much about God.

Well, I guess that might sound bad…hitchhiking at 15, but I was with my 25 year old brother, and my parents knew we were coming home that way.

My father sometimes hitchhiked when he had no other means of transportation.

It was not as bad as it is now days.


Joyful mom said...

Oh my goodness, friend. So beautifully written. YES, so much MORE. My human heart cannot fathom it either. I do know one thing though--I LONG for so much more of Him too.

Sending you a huge hug!

Mocha Momma said...

What wonderful moments to cherish. God is in everything and I just love that.

Glad you & God & Jacobe had a great morning.

My tent story will not end until we are finished playing in it for the season. First we've got to finish it!! And we will. Where's Bob The Builder when you need him?

Happy Independence Day!

Martha said...

Aw, how precious.

You always inspire me <3 keep it up!