Monday, May 15, 2017

Habakkuk 3:17-19

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stall's:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.


I love the feel of the long green grass between my bare toe's, the sound of the whispering trees in the front yard, the sweet smell of the lilacs that are growing on the side of the house, hearing bird's sing long into the afternoon:


Puffy white clouds that sail across blue sky, watching the fresh clean laundry blowing in the breeze, sticking colorful flower's in my hair, eating chicken salad on the front porch etc...




I desire to sing along with the bird's accepting all that God allows. I want to take my shoe's off and dance with the dandelion's. I want to laugh, and spin with delight. I want to trust even in the dark.

 
I have dreams, good dreams... but the Lord is teaching me to come to the place of being able to say "Although... yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation."

 
The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.




Friday, May 5, 2017

Keep your eye's on me



It's strange as you get older how life has a way of making you stop to really think.

I ask myself as I walk along the dusty road "wait, where am I going and what am I doing, and what is my purpose anyway?"



Questions like "what grand thing should I accomplish next, or what dream should I make come true?" etc...

As the road gets more crowded and my heart starts to get anxious, and the fear of loosing or falling behind grips me, I hear a quiet and soft voice that says

 

"Keep your eye's on me. when all you can think about is the pain you loose sight of me."

I turn to face my Beloved and friend, He smile's and continues "I will place you in your purpose when you purpose to place me above everything else."




I reply surrendering my will "be my dream maker Lord, change my heart transforming my desires until they are like yours."

The next morning I find that I need to surrender my will again. Deep inside I find that I am still loved just the same.