Throughout high school & until my very first year of college God to me was uncomfortable Catholic church pews on Sunday mornings and sermons that went way over my head. He was like this far away friend that I kind of thought I had but never hung out with.
We didn’t even catch up over coffee dates.
He was sort of just this blurry picture of a dude that I knew wanted to protect me, but I hadn’t the slightest clue how to look at him straight on.
I didn’t find God in a chapel or devotionals or muffin and coffee dates, I found Him in the people that loved me without ulterior motive. That took me in and showed me the world through a lens that was so much less angsty and bitter. Who showed me the world through the eyes of someone who knows God.
I never had it force-fed to me or slyly snuck into my morning coffee-
It just unfolded in front of me and I felt it tangibly as it changed me, as He changed me.
I watched as everything in my life became more genuine and carefree and full of love.
I sipped my coffee with a real smirk and it hit me,
we’re having that coffee date.
Me and Jesus are friends. We have coffee dates.
I knew we would.
In high school I saw Jesus in pictures and quoted after bible verses. In college I saw him in people who picked me up off the ground, over and over again and dusted off my jeans without asking for a thank you card.
I saw Jesus in acceptance.
I saw Jesus in the smirks of people who asked how I was, and meant it. In the hearts of the people who restored my faith in friendship.
In pure and genuine ugly squeaky laughter and nights spent talking until our voices forgot how.
I found Jesus in people who didn’t even have a clue I needed Him.
And that's where He does His best work ♥️
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