Friday, August 17, 2007

Bloomin

Good Friday Morning!
Is it a glorious day or what?
I was touched so much in the last two days by you guys. You are toooooo much!
My heart swells when I think of you. Did that sound corny? Sorry!

Here is a little snippet from my morning.
Julia and I have been watching the below mushroom grow. The last few mornings it has been getting taller--but it just had a little ball on top.
This morning when we went out for the bus we both noticed at the same time that our maturing mushroom had finally bloomed. I don't know if mushrooms could be said to "bloom"--but during the night last night our little mushroom burst forth.
I thought it was cool that Julia said, "Look what happened to our mushroom Mom".
Our mushroom--it just tickled me.



Fast forward and now I am inside with my cup of coffee spending some time with the Lord. Yes, if it is in the morning I must have a cup of coffee during my God time. They seem to go good together.
I have been reading in 2 Corinthians. Today I was in the 4 & 5 chapters. Usually I read until something hits me and then I stop--usually--and think about what the Spirit is telling me.

These were the two verses--
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen it eternal. (4:17)
We live by faith, not by sight. (5:7)

My spirit just shouted glory!!!!! when I read those this morning.

I felt like I got it. I got something new. I have heard those verses hundreds of times. I guess I would say that sometimes I hear them and they go in one ear and out the other. This morning they really hit me. Can I explain what I got? No. But it sunk deep. A little greater understanding --isn't that what we hope for?

I had a picture in my mind of God and Jesus looking down on me--kind of like Julia and I this morning admiring and noticing the change in our mushroom----then turning to look at each other with a grin on their faces saying, "She got it. She finally got it.".

When you have one of those light bulb moments with the word---He knows. He is proud of you when you stop long enough to "get it". And yes, I think He takes pride in our growth. You do when your child learns something don't you? How great to know that our growth lifts the heart of our Father.


Are you believing the lies
Your eyes are saying?
That beliefs are just delusions
And not worth obeying?
We put one foot down seeing the ground
But if we will step forth with our hearts--
We will be heaven bound.
Bound no more by our earthly thoughts
We will step forth in the freedom that His blood bought.
To walk on the wind that His glory sends
To be lost in His love
never
more
to descend!
Glory!

4 comments:

CrownLaidDown said...

Yay for blooming in the LORD!

Yes, these verses are perfect. You know, I thought as I wrote last night that I was in for an attack, because of the bold words. Within thirty minutes Kylie started getting sick and then Noah. So today, my whole crew is at home and separated. And my stomach is a bit jumpy. Only God knows why...I'm just resting today and asking for just enough strength and just enough grace to be a good Mom today.

Have a wonderful day in the Lord, Sharon...may He bless you abundantly.
Love in Him,
holly

Halfmoon Girl said...

How cool is that! I am thanking God for your light bulb moment. I find those times so encouraging and uplifting! Have a great day.

Melanie said...

So glad you had a lightbulb moment! Those verses really do speak volumes about what is really important. All this stuff is just that- stuff. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue!

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

When your baby was learning to walk, weren't you so proud?

what about when your precious child fell? Did you get upset? NOPE.. you clapped and urged them on. You couldn't wait for them to try again.

Our Abba is so excited that you are making those baby steps... and He is clapping.. and He can't wait for you to try again.. He doesn't care how many times you fall... He is so glad you are walking, trying.. and moving forward...

For you ARE His BELOVED Sharon