This time of year just seems to replenish my soul.
I get a renewed awareness of God, the Master Artist's work.
The colors, the smells, and the cool breezes awaken something deep within me.
Next we head into a time of thanksgiving and then the season of celebrating the birth of our King.
Each year I try to not overload my schedule. I try to leave empty spaces to be still and be.
To be with the lover of my soul.
Last weekend gave me a renewed passion to really slow down, take the time to read, meditate,
immerse myself in God and His Word.
To learn to listen.
One of His words to me during the weekend was:
Immerse yourself in me.
And this from His word:
"As you learn more and more how I work you will learn how to do your work. Strength - you will
have strength, not grim strength of gritting your teeth but glory strength." (from Col. 1:9-12 msg)
I learned something else this past weekend. Just as I have had in the past, a hard time accepting God's unconditional love for me, I have had a hard time believing God speaks directly to me. I have had the
mind set at times of, who am I that God would speak to me?
I am his child, and His word says he will speak to and guide me.
My belief, my faith is growing.
So as part of my learning to be still and listen better I pulled out a book I had previously read. "Listening Prayer, learning to hear God's voice and keep a prayer journal by Leanne Payne."
Sometimes it takes me several readings before it gets into my thick skull. I think sometimes I'll read
something and it is not God's timing for it. Then at a later time I'll read it a second or even third time and
the light shines.
God's light shines - because I am ready to change.
Be still and know that God is God
Be still and know that God
Be still and know
Grace and Peace