Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Looking better every day!!!! (happy dance)


All the morning rush of activities were over and the house was getting quiet again. She could not ignore the longing that had been building in her heart any longer.
That deep longing that led her to curl up in a comfy spot and sit with Him awhile.
Her thoughts were jumping-there was so much she wanted to share with Him.
So much she knew she wanted to discuss with Him.
So she grabbed her things and her coffee and settled in to her comfy spot. Looking over she saw the He of course was already there- and as always, smiling His welcome. She loved the look of love in His eyes-it brought something to her heart that she could never really put into words.
Coffee in hand she began to tell Him about the things she had been thinking about. How in reading His word her heart was pondering so many different ideas. And then she began to tell Him about her concerns about her family both at home and church. He was quiet as she unloaded all that was on her mind. He would nod here and there. And she noticed His smile while out loud she reminded herself of the truths He had shared with her in the past. Sometimes she asked a question and then answered it herself.
After a long while she sat back and took a sip of her coffee that was getting cold.
She took a deep breath and as she began to get up-- she said,"Thanks so much for meeting with me this morning. I enjoyed our time so much.
But now it is time to get started with my day.
Love ya".
As she turned to go, coffee in hand she felt His hand on her arm. Looking over her shoulder she saw Him pointing to the chair she had just vacated.
"But God, we have finished our time. I need to go and take care of this, and you remember how I needed to go and do that. I have so much to get done.
I have got to go do the things You wanted me to do".
And yet, still He pointed her toward her chair.
And so....... she sat.
Just as she was about to begin her talking again--He raised a hand of silence.
"Now-- it is time for you to listen. Your mind is full of many things. Things that are good.
Things that are coming from a pure heart. But, these must come from a heart that is filled with my peace. That will only come when you sit and take time to be still in my presence. Our time should not be filled with only your words. If that is the only voice you hear during our time-- then your day will truly be filled with you. You are to take ME out into the world. That will only take place when you have heard My voice and received My peace.
Now.........you sit and rest, while I share my heart and my desires with you".
As she sat there --she became aware that time seemed to stop. Here muscles began to relax. Her heart beat slowed down and she began to breathe in His sweet pure spirit.
She heard His words. They sank deep into her soul. She felt satisfied and content.
When He stopped talking she reached over to take His hand-laying her cheek on it she breathed in the sweetness of Him. And from a filled heart she said---"I love you LORD, thank You for bringing me back".
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The following is from my morning devotional by Oswald Chambers.
It is the material that God used to spark the above little scenario in my mind.
Enjoy!

Transformed By Beholding

"We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image...."(2Corthians 3:18)

The greatest characteristic a Christian can exibit is this completely unveiled openess before God, which allows that person's life to become a mirror for others. When the Spirit fills us, we are transformed, and by beholding God we become mirrors. You can always tell when someone had been beholding the glory of the Lord, because your inner spirit senses that he mirrors the Lord's own character. Beware of anything that would spot or tarnish that mirror in you. It is almost always something good that will stain it--something good, but not what is best.

13 comments:

Alisun@ A Brooke In The Forest said...

AAAHH, I can feel this as I read and I know in my heart that is indeed where I have failed lately.
My heart longs for the quiet and the pureness of time with him that seems to have been pushed aside in these past few very upsetting days.
Thank you,
Alisun

luvmy4sons said...

Awwwh...so beautiful. What a lovely post. Thank you for taking the time to share it!

try2bAsunbeam said...

oh, my...
oh, my...
we both wrote about the Lord and mirrors...
I got tingles reading your post!

((hugs))
Becca

Mimi's Toes said...

Wow, so touching. Thanks for sharing with us. Your blog is so uplifting.

Edge of Design said...

I doubt I can find the words to express how much I needed to hear this this morning. Thanks! I've missed your blogs lately and hopefully time will allow me to do a little catching up. For now though, we have to get ready to leave for gymnastics. Thanks for posting this today!

Nicki said...

What a great encouraging post today. Thanks so much!! It was just so sweet to my soul.

MelanieJoy said...

Amen....

Deb said...

WOW!! that is so awesome!! May I use this ?? You are awesome!! Yes we need to take time to sit and listen.
Bless you!!

Denise said...

That was beyond precious, thanks so much for sharing.

livin' with me said...

This is just what my heart needed this morning. I need to just have some quiet time with Him.

Recently I was talking to my dad about a topic very similar to this- about a big decision hubby and I are trying to make. My dad's advice was to pray about it and let God tell us what we should do. So, I asked my dad how I would know what God was telling us we should do. My dad responded, "Get close enough to God and you'll know."

A couple of days ago Regina posted about being still and quiet and listening to God. And now you have too.

Seems to me that God is trying to tell me something through all of you. Time to do some listening.

Edge of Design said...

? for you Sharon...what is that picture of?

Halfmoon Girl said...

Well, I started crying just reading that. With all the packing and cleaning 'round here, I am a little worse for wear. A little less talking from me and rest in the Lord is what I need!

Deidre said...

Bring it on, Holy Spirit! I loved this. Thanks for sharing.