Being Present


My dear Friend,

I love our relationship and that we talk every day. You mean so much to me! But… I long for the conversations we used to have, before life got so busy. I treasure our time together and I want our friendship to deepen, not diminish. That’s why I’m sharing my heart with you today.

It just seems that you’re not “present” when we’re together. There’s so much I want to talk about but I feel like you’re distracted. I long to hear about your life—what you’re thinking, feeling, loving, struggling with, excited about. I remember when you would eagerly share your hopes and dreams with me and I really liked that!

I love it when we exchange ideas and make plans. I love seeing you happy and enthusiastic, on the cusp of a new venture. I even love the times when you come to me crying—I want to be involved in the good and the sad parts of your life. I want to do life together.

I guess what I’m asking is, can we go back to the way things were? When we get together can we be present and engaged? Can we shut out the roar of the urgent and relax together? Can we again share what’s important to us, what makes us laugh, and what brings us to our knees?

I would love to do that… regularly. Do you have any time today? Whatever works for you, wherever, I’ll be there. I love you!

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with you,” Jesus. (Rev. 3:20, paraphrased)

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy
    Jan 31, 2019 @ 17:23:24

    Beautiful, Barbara… Thank you!



  2. Linda H Langford
    Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:00:22

    This is very powerful and a great reminder He wants to spend time with us! Thanks again for sharing…Linda



  3. kennethstuartbaker
    Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:08:06

    Rev. 3:20 is often used for evangelism, but you pick up nicely on how it’s really a call for those who ALREADY know Jesus, to return to the warm intimacy and fellowship with him that they once knew.



    • Barbara
      Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:27:46

      Yes, Ken, using this verse for evangelism always troubles me because we miss out on His sweet invitation to simply enjoy spending time with His children.



  4. Carol L. Brix
    Feb 02, 2019 @ 23:14:16

    So beautiful, Barbara. I thought, at the beginning, that it was a note girlfriend to girlfriend. However, as I read on, I realized, ah yes…how true. Thank you for the reminder. I know that my day doesn’t go quite as planned when I miss my time with my Abba.



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