Stay a while.

Come in to my life and stay a while.

My home won’t always be clean and I won’t always have it together. But I ask you to stay a while anyway.

Because this life isn’t about having it all figured out. This life isn’t about being perfect and organized and spotless. In fact, each day I realize just how dirty I am. How    d e s p e r a t e l y    I need someone to be present in my life and speak truth into my heart and soul.

I need a Savior. I need a Father. I need a friend closer than a brother.

I need forgiveness. I need love. I need words piercing my heart and a whole lot of grace. I need someone who can see past the smile on my face.

I need Jesus. Nothing more, nothing less.

I need Jesus. I need Him daily. I need His rest.


All too often I come across people I love and hold dear to my heart, but all too often those same people leave me out in the cold and dark.

They leave. They lie. They fall away into the trap that puts the true heart of Jesus to the side. They put on a mask. They act just fine.

Superficial.

su·per·fi·cial

adjective

  1. existing or occurring at or on the surface

This world has enough unnatural and unattainable things.

I need real. I need raw. I need to see.

I want to know you where you are. I want to know you with all your scars.

I want to see you through and through. But most of all I want you to know that I care for you. I care too much to let things pass by. I care too much to ignore your sighs.

I want to know you. Why? Because I love you. And I mean it honest and true. I want to know you and I want to help you.

I want to help you see the beauty I do. The beauty He does. The beauty that’s true. I want to walk and talk and do this life with you.


Stay a while because I know you’re messy, too. This life is too short to stay on the surface. I want to dig deep and raw and true. The good, the bad, the ugly, the painful; I want to know you.

I’m not in this life to please you.
I’m not on this earth to fool you.
I’m not a follower of Christ to tell you what you want to hear.
I’m not in it to win it.
I’m not in it to quit it.

It’s a lonely life, sometimes, when you seek to live in Truth. Not everybody likes to be vulnerable. Not everybody wants to go against the ways of the world. Not everybody wants to see you for you.

So I ask you to stay a while. Live this life with me. We will fall and get back up, and we will pursue the One True King.

Stay a while. And feel the love He has for you. Stay a while. Because I need you to show me that love, too.

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