This morning, I was alone. My husband left early to work at a Georgetown market (we have a graphic tee business), and my mother was still fast asleep.
The thought went through my head to go back to sleep, being it was a Saturday and 7am, but I realized this was my chance to have some stillness and quiet time with God. And…I LOVE mornings. I grabbed my eggs, toasted english muffin with strawberry jam, and a cup of coffee and set out for the back deck.
I was just sitting there, with my eyes closed, listening to the faintest of breezes, and the beautiful music of the birds in the backyard. Thankfully, there was a break in the rain spell we have been experiencing, and the humidity level was lower than normal. Things were good:-)
The temperature was 76 degrees, and the air felt pretty near perfect, and it was overcast. The sun was behind some thick clouds.
With my eyes still closed, I leaned back in my chair, fully at peace, and asked the Lord to let me know what He wanted for my day…what did He wish for me to know.
As soon as I finished that request/thought, my body was enveloped with unbelievable warmth and light from the sun. I mean it completely overcame my whole being, and I felt myself basking in God’s love. He spoke to me.
“Keep me in your thoughts and heart and you will find me all through your day. Always know that I am with you.”
When I hear the Lord speaking to me, I listen. (or at least try to!!!) I will keep my eyes, ears, and heart open, today and everyday, to look for Him. I know that He will show up in places that I do not expect.
I am looking forward to being surprised by my Heavenly Father, and looking for the ways He will use me to share His love.
May God bless you with His Holy Spirit, so that your eyes will see Him, your ears will hear Him, and your heart will know Him.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Proverbs 8:17
- Love One Another (hopeunlimitedchurch.wordpress.com)
August 8, 2013 at 8:50 am
I look forward to the mornings the weather is pleasant enough for me sit outside and marvel at awesome God is! I can do the same inside, but sometimes the clutter (so many things on my mind and in my way) gets in the way. Thanks for the insight!
August 8, 2013 at 9:16 am
Yes, you are so right. There is a special peace that comes over me when I am out in nature, surrounded by God’s amazing creations! Thanks for stopping by:-)
July 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm
I love the times like this. Thank you for sharing yours today. It makes me hungry to meet with the Lord like that again sometime soon. Finding a place to be in His presence is a little challenging right now – we’ve got two extra adults and three little kids (my daughter and her family) staying with us. I’m having to get my God hugs through those sweet little grandkids right now! 🙂
July 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm
What better way could there be to share in God’s love than with family…especially grandkids:-) Enjoy all those special hugs!
July 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm
Beautiful! I have felt that warmth, I know exactly what you’re talking about. And it wasn’t the sun! I’ll bet you were looking for little miracles all day long. How cool is that? Wonderful story.
July 16, 2013 at 2:40 pm
Isn’t the Lord awesome? When you look for miracles, you can also find them: – ) Thanks for reading and commenting!
July 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm
The picture you painted is a great way to start each day. Beautiful. Blessings to you!
July 15, 2013 at 8:13 am
Blessings and love to you, too!
July 13, 2013 at 11:18 pm
You painted a beautifully simple picture here. Soaking in The Lord. 🙂
July 15, 2013 at 8:12 am
What could be a better way to start the day:-) Thank you for reading and commenting.
July 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm
Wonderful reminder to draw near to the Father, and experience His love every new day.
July 15, 2013 at 8:11 am
Lyn…thanks for stopping by! It’s amazing how He is always with us, even when we “forget” to look for Him in our day.
July 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm
Beautiful, you sure know to put things in the right words… Great way to start the day..
July 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Terry, you are so sweet to take the time to read and comment. Happy you enjoyed it:-)