Friday, March 28, 2014

in case you were wondering...

i've come to this space several times over the past few weeks.

waiting for words to pour forth like an overflowing stream.

and the screen stared blank white directly into my soul, quieting even the faintest whisper.


turns out, i haven't had much to say lately.

don't worry; it shocks me, too.


instead, i've rested.

and listened.


listened for the still, small Voice that soothes and calms and sings over me.

the same One that soothes and calms and sings over you.


something happens in the quiet.

something words can't quite explain.

something that brings chills to my body and tears to my eyes.


peace is found in the still quiet.


i haven't publicly shared how i am preparing my heart this lent season.

at least not in a forum for the whole world to see.


you see, prior to ash wednesday, i had fallen off the wagon.

i am prone to wander, you know.
i had neglecting my daily time in the Word.

my morning routine of coffee and Truth was replaced by 'just a few more minutes of sleep.'

and a few more minutes of sleep ended up with me scrambling to actually make it out the door at a reasonable time.


today, i find myself half way this journey to the Cross.

and consequently, the empty tomb.

the same empty tomb that marked our victory in Jesus.


mornings a little brighter now.

coffee just a bit more refreshing.

His Word as faithful and true.


i find myself drawn to this time each morning.


my hands dance as the pages turn.

my heart quickens as Love speaks.

my lips close and my ears open.


i feel as if my heart is being prepared for something.

i'm not sure what.

i just know the He is calling me to be still and know.


to know that He is in control

to know that i have never left His sight.

to know that i am secure in Him.

to know that there is nothing to fear.

to know that nothing i plan could ever compare to His plan.



and so, it happens.
i rest.

i still my heart. my hands. my mind.


and I tune my ear to hear His grace.

i am intent to hear what my Creator has to tell me.

and i am content with whatever the message may be.




You will keep in perfect peace
    all who trust in you,
    all whose thoughts are fixed on you.
Isaiah 26:3



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