Surrendered

  
Gods timing is perfect, this of I’m sure-But I beg Lord,I plead with you this don’t defer!

I entrust you with treasures and troves of the heart-To keep me surrendered and never apart-

Of your wonderful plan I’m so hopeful to see-Unfolding this everyday life mystery

Shall I patiently wait or grab life by the horns? The anomaly of truth is revealed in the torn-
Grasp of God’s mighty hand as it be-His will and not mine…that now I see.

 
Proverbs 3:5-6

Job 11:13

Colossians 1:9

Isaiah 45:9

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May Day 

A day in early May I say

Would be just fine for me-

To stroll along an oak tree park

And quietly just be.
To listen to the morning chirps 

Of mid-Spring birds must be- 

Everything a girl could ask 

On a May Day such as thee.
Along the winding paths of sight

And past the stoney brook-

A gleaming ray of sunshine lights 

The path in which I took.
I sit along the grassy hills

I stare up at the trees-

I close my eyes and feel the leaves

Tickling my knees.
Among the bright white daisies

Bees are buzzing to and fro-

They always were your favorite

This I’m sure of that I know. 
There never was as pleasant day

As the one that’s passing by-

No day that could compare in

August, June or mid July.
I wake from this day dreaming

My, where has the time so went?

A day with you I’m sure would have

Much been better spent! 
“This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭118:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Seeing

  
I have a confession. I get so busy with life and the planning of what’s on the agenda next that I don’t stop enough and enjoy the small moments. Since reading ‘1000 Gifts’ by Ann Voskamp (which I highlyrecommend) I’ve tried to be more intentional about taking a moment just where I am and be present; look around and enjoy the moment. It’s sometimes a struggle but every time I do, it’s so worth it. I find myself focusing on the small details I otherwise miss and finding beauty- sometimes small revelations in the moment.
We try and look for meaning out of life and what we want or what God wants of us, and sometimes even just getting caught up in thought, we forget to be present in time. If I’m always thinking and planning for the future then I miss out on today always looking at tomorrow. We can say it a million times but it’s been a challenge to start doing. How about you? What do you see in this moment looking around your room or outside, at work? Do you really see what God has placed in your life and better yet- do you appreciate it? How do you show you do? 

I’m gradually getting there day by day to be intentional, but I don’t do it nearly enough. It’s not a New Years resolution to keep in my back pocket… just a gradual molding item on God’s To Do list for my life.

Lord, let me have eyes to see today. 

“Ears to hear and eyes to see— both are gifts from the LORD.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

One of those days…

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right and the first event seems to only be the first in a long list of domino- effect happenings that continue throughout the day? By the end of the day you’re rethinking everything in life and jumping to the worst possible conclusion and rethinking decisions, doubting yourself and those around you or just plain tired, grumpy and irritable?

We’ve all had these days to one extreme or another but I challenge you that when a day like this comes, and they will, don’t give up. God has so much grace; and it’s sufficient no matter what the trials of the day bring.

Philippians 4:4-6 sais, “Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I will say, ‘Rejoice!’ In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”

This means me and you! So when days like these happen, in the midst of the struggle, we’re challenged to stop….and rejoice in the Lord. Giving my anxieties, and yes I have many, over to God sometimes is the hardest thing for me to do. But when I quiet myself before the Lord and seek Him, I’m reminded that His Spirit is present and He is with me and He is faithful to give me peace.

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

So cheer up and live life abundantly in Him today and everyday!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end. You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

The Rain

What do I do with this zealous for life? The rain pours down and begs me to follow its somberness. I resist and it only makes stark the contrast between the high I feel and its low. It is beautiful though…the delicate patterns of droplets that hit the pavement- almost intoxicatingly downing; it drowns my thoughts. How is there so much beauty in such melancholiness? 

I remember playing in puddles outside in the rain as a child, not caring about the wetness or of having to shower after coming into the cool A/C – drenched. What happened to the attitude of enjoying and indulging in the moment… A God given moment? When did I become so legalistic and want to run inside to avoid messing up my hair or dampening my clothes? -All for the appearance of others…instead of enjoying the gifts of every-day living. I mean, was it ever so bad for someone to get wet… really? Are we so grown up that it would be like a sin to stand out in the rain with our arms open wide and our head tilted back toward the sky… feeling the droplets of rain drip on our forehead and down our face. Ahh…what peace!

I yearn to go outside  as I stare out of the coffee shop window, but do I dare?  Maybe if it lightens up…and would I care who saw me if I did?

 I think today I’ll stay and enjoy the warmth of my coffee and the comfortableness inside. But I do dare to dream…

Morning Glory

  Gone like the breath of wind that never returns is tomorrow.

Let your words fall on me like dew and settle; like rain on fragile grass with early morning rise. 

The sweet taste of hunny ripens the morning glory; a gentle kiss of heaven is sunlight.

The vine grows deeper and the fruit more pleasing with every ounce of tenderness you melt. 

Psalm 78:39

Deuteronomy 32:2

Sunrise


The dew settles beneath the night sky; waves of wonder search my soul.

Refresh my spirit with the sunrise; renew in me all Your ways.

Like the first gleam of dawn, You penetrate my heart; a joyful and wondrous light.

As the horizon draws line across the still ocean, so your beauty astounds and corrects.

Until summer reaps harvest, I quietly rest with hopeful reprise at your feet.

-Thessalonians 4:11-12, Proverbs 2,4,8

Your Presence

Your presence- like rays of sunlight gently warming my face- the brightness of Your glory shines through my tightly closed eyes.

The peace and calmness of Your presence astound me- like waves crashing over me time and time again.

It’s in the silence that you make yourself known- there I find you waiting.

Yesterday has come and gone again- yet here I am still- Still as the day draws to an end- when will this waiting end?

I see your mark- left like footprints in the sand- and your constant guides remind me-

Of a promise to come I’ve yet to see pass- with no obligation to knowing Your will… So I wait.

Habakkuk 2:3, Psalm 84:11

A Whisper

A promise- a whisper, deep in the night- my heart turns to you and I’m holding on tight.

Where shall we go, just you and I? I’ll cling to you always; my rock and my might.

So take me along this winding path- I’ll follow after you- I don’t dare to look back.

Whether high or low, come rain or come shine- I’ll give thanks for your glory and to you that you’re mine.

1 Kings 19:12

Psalm 81:5

May

There’s separation between us and I’m not sure why- Lord help me to decipher and decern in this time.

I’m waiting, and have been waiting patiently still- And this breeze just keeps blowing by and by, ’til…

Alas comes the season; so fruitful and pure-Your timing is perfect and pleasant and sure!

May-be all that it can possibly be- The month of harvest I’ve been waiting to see!