A Soft Unfolding…

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Quietly and yet clearly, I could see and hear the sparkling dew falling from the leaves overhead – a gentle display of His hand shaking awake His slumbering creation.  I realized that what I was witness to in the cool of this early morning stirred awake even my own heart.

These words – His Words – began to softly unfolded within my soul.

“Don’t fall victim to the wiles of the world turn your heart toward Mine.  I fashioned this moment as a gift to unwrap – a moment chosen for you.  Now choose Me and give thanks.  Look for My hand all the while remembering what I have done.  Can I not do even more today?  Start to speak out loud the grace and mercy I have already given so you will not doubt what I can do even now.  Make the decision to be glad in this moment.  I have given it to you.  If nothing else, can you find joy in Me?  Find your words as songs of praise not dirges of gloom.  Life is beautiful.  I am beautiful and you I have made in my image.  Sing to that!  Death and gloom is not yours anymore – My Son overcame it all for you.”

Daily life is a choice.  Today the gentle reminder…

I will give things to you, Lord, with all my heart;

I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

I will be glad and rejoice in you;

I will sing the praises of your name, O most High.

Psalm 9:1-2

Today may I hold fast to “I will” and choose You, my Lord.

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A Night’s Surrender

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It is a moment of surrender when I leave the cocoon of my bed to wrestle with a wide awake mind in the shadows of the night.  To give up the comfort of sweet slumber and lean into the darkness.  I search for purpose and reason for this rustling of heart and soul but searching doesn’t mean finding.  Tonight was one of those answerless nights.

It is a night when words echo back like a slumbering breath – when darkness obscures vision and my heart begs to see.  Yet, in this hollow moment my soul feels strangely warmed.  For even now when I feel most alone, His Presence beckons me to come.

Come into the darkness and reach for the hand of God.

 I entrust my spirit into Your hands.  You have redeemed me, O Eternal, God of faithfulness and truth.

Psalm 31:5 The Voice

Jenn - There are moments in life when the darkness of a situation seems to blanket the goodness and joy that is normally so visible for believers. I an grateful that in one of those moments He called you into the stillness and depths if the night. His night can blanket gloomy circumstances and quiet restless thoughts…awaking us anew and allowing the Spirit to bring dawn from within…birthing pure light that is untouched by situation or circumstance…a warming fire that rises from within and cannot be quenched as long as our hearts are yielded to it. Thank you for walking in the Spirit my friend…the warming fire within you brings comfort and light to others in the midst of the long night.

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