Take a Seat

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

Dress: ASOS maternity || Shoes: Target || Non-Maternity Dress: Here & Here || Similar shoes: Here

June has arrived. It is officially summer, and I could not be more excited. I am also super excited about this blue number from ASOS maternity. I love the cut and color of this dress. It is one I plan to rock throughout the summer at weddings and other events.

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is meet-up with friends for coffee, an afternoon cocktail (pre-baby, of course!), or a walk around the block.  With that said, it has never been about the place we meet.  Rather, it has always been about the people I meet with.  It’s about what I take away from each conversation… What I learn about them… about life… about myself in general.

I often wonder what God would tell me if I met Him for a cup of coffee. Would He tell me I am doing a good job? Would He let me know what lies ahead? Would He answer any of the burning questions on my “Why’d-this-have-to-happen list?”  Would He even drink coffee, or does He have a never ending supply of energy? I’m pretty sure God will serve coffee in heaven, and I know there will be plenty of time to talk about this stuff once I get there. But, even so, there are a few things I know He would tell me—and you—today. 

For example, He would first tell you that He loves you—and it’s the kind of love that cannot be described with words. He would remind you that He wants the best for you and that He is making you stronger everyday. He would tell you that He is with you every step of the way, even when those steps seem next to impossible to take. Finally, He would tell you that you are forgiven… For all of it… No matter what… Even before you ask.

Even if He is not physically in front of me, I can still talk to Him by saying my prayers, singing my praises and rambling on about my thoughts. It is in these moments that I am reminded of all the promises He has for me.

"Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." - Psalm 106:1