Have you ever had a "best day ever"?
The kind of day you dream about? The kind of day that fills your very soul and leaves you overwhelmed to the point of tears at God's goodness? I had that day last Friday. Our daughters were staying with family for 24 hours. I knew I would have some time to myself and then a big chunk of time with my husband.
I woke up early to run and then enjoyed reading, praying, journaling, and studying outside.
After studying, I had coffee with one of my favorite women to talk with, laugh with, and learn from. (I didn't get a picture-- I didn't yet know this was going to be a day to document!)
I got to go home and do some gardening which I love. My different lettuces are already coming up and I added other flowers and veggies to the garden.
Then my husband was off work and we went to play tennis. Fun! We both love tennis and used to be decent players. We laughed a lot and enjoyed the competition and time together. After tennis we enjoyed dinner and again got to be outside. I am realizing I really value outside time! Our dinner was perfect. Time together talking, talking about upcoming summer events, talking about our kids, and just enjoying each other.
What a day! I am so thankful for God's blessings in my life!
It felt like when you hit the tennis ball right in the middle of the racket-- hit the Sweet Spot.
There is a Sweet Spot for each of us in our spiritual life, too! That Sweet Spot is to be in the very center of God's will.
The Sweet Spot of God's will is a place of protection, a place of covering, a place of safety. We are loved deeply by God in this sweet spot. It's a place of trust in Him.
Psalm 91:4 describes this spot. "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."
Psalm 17: 8 reminds us that we are each God's favorite. We can be confident in Him. "Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings."
Psalm 61:4 also gives us an image of this sweet spot. "I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings."
The key in these verses is that we, as beloved children, trust in God's covering. We know that we are loved by God. We know we are His favorite! We know His protection is for us and for our good. Therefore we can trust Him completely. This is what it's like to be in God's perfect will. To be in His Sweet Spot!
Are you in your spiritual Sweet Spot today?
Study these verses (and others) for yourself and spend some time in prayer. Thank our God that you are His favorite! Ask Him to help you as you seek His Sweet Spot for you!