window… Dropping the kids off at school today, all the moms were dressed in
their big snow jackets and boots, scarfs and hats; all bundled up!
The line at Starbucks was long, people looking for hot coffee… what is the
temperature outside, currently 57, on its way to the mid-sixties. Are we spoiled babies or what? I am also cursing the ground-hog and its prediction. There is beauty in the chill, the frozen… Oh, when does the warm come?
Trying positive today… Hoping that the good stuff will just filter in through my pores… if I am just positive enough! And I have had just enough caffeine that it could really happen! Extra shot of espresso at Starbucks, I might bust with energy!
And with that last sentence, the desire to write stops; all that for what??? God just stops and says that’s enough for now; enough for now?!?! That’s not okay! I want more… but there is no more… my heart tells me I need to read my devotionals tonight. I have to wait all day to read my devotional. My heart
sinks, I just want more. What about the weather? What about this season?
On the way home, I am talking to my mom… I’ve already read the beginning to her, I just don’t understand. Writing floods over me sometimes… today it just stopped. Again reading it to her, she simply says… “Yes, I see what you mean – I don’t get it”. Fantastic… confirmed…
I’ve read my devotionals and it’s all making sense! God is just AMAZING!!
Back to my conversations with mom; she is telling me these things that have been working in her. The gifts God’s given to her and all the ways she sees him move mountains, make miracles… she’s giddy, which I can relate to. I feel the same about this blog and all of you. In our conversation she shares with me that she just feels like tugging on her friends arm, saying “Daddy, our Father in heaven, has given me a gift”. I did tease her back… I said “I think, maybe, you want to keep that to yourself”… and we laughed. But as we’re laughing I hear --- “but why, why do you want to keep that to yourself”?
I race home to read my devotionals.
The devotionals I read are Daily Guideposts 2014 and Jesus Calling. At first I read them and miss the point completely… and yet it was staring me in my face all day long…
I desire God. I desire His word… I desire His communication with me… When
the words stop flowing I want Him to give me more, so much so that I raced home and grabbed my journal, the books and the Bible. I poured over what it says… Like my mom, so excited…
Guidepost says this, “Every Now and then God sends us a present that will always make us smile”. Am I watching for it? The mommies bundled up in their snow gear, because, as my friend says: “we don’t get to wear it very often”. I smile… and I make her send me a picture of her red scarf. Her scarves always make me smile.
Numbers 6:24-26 – The Lord will bless you and keep you; the Lord
will make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you.
THE Lord will make His face shine upon you…
Shine - SHīn/verb
verb: shine; 3rd person present: shines; past tense: shone; past participle: shone; gerund or present participle: shining; past tense: shined; past participle: shined
1. (of the sun or another source of light) give out a bright light. "the sun shone through the window"
emit light, beam, radiate, gleam, glow, glint, glimmer, sparkle, twinkle, glitter, glisten, shimmer, flash, flare, glare, fluoresce
His face will shine on you; sunshine… with warmth, with love… His face will shine upon me… and bring me from the cold.
And as I am searching for the next scripture suggestion I passover a passage I’ve read before… One I’ve underlined before…. tonight, I added the highlight.
I sought the Lord and he heard me, and he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
I sought the Lord and he heard me.
you a present to make you smile.
I am smiling tonight with all the thoughts that lead me to this post tonight. I hope you all enjoy it… I hope it leads you to seek him with all your heart…
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you Matthew 6:33
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find: knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
Amen Brothers and Sisters…