Dawn’s silence {piercing the heart}

dawn_morn2As the dawn was breaking a sweet anointing hovered over my little corner of the room. A feeling of complete. perfect. peace. A knowing that love, grace and mercy were so near. As if the intangible was present. A sense that to reach out might have been an opportunity to touch the untouchable. Here, anyway.

While turning to God’s Word, thoughts of this temporal state of being flooded my mind. Pondering our hope for life eternal, I asked myself if I spend enough time considering what Heaven will be like. Like this morning. That presence – so strong – piercing my heart and filling it with complete joy.

So much time is spent daydreaming about pleasures in the here and now. How about getting lost for a moment considering what eternity with Jesus will be like.

Elizabeth Elliot is noted, as saying: “Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.”

When a person is given the gift of knowing more closely when their eternity will come, we call their circumstance terminal. In reality, we are all terminal. Walking through this huge airport called life, here on Earth. In a holding pattern while making our way from one terminal to the next, until we reach the one that will carry us to our flight. Our final destination.

Why is it that we do not consider the terminal to eternity? As we walk and exist by God’s grace alone, He will never leave us by ourselves. Take hold of Jesus’ hand and he will lead you to the right gate. The narrow gate which leads to your flight over Jordan into eternity with Him.

Here or There?

What is your dawn’s silence speaking to your heart? Please join the conversation and leave a comment below.

see you around the path
~Debra
 
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Turning keys {to God’s will}

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“Man holds keys to opportunities. Doors. But, it is God alone who speaks to the hearts and spirits of mankind. Then and only then will each know, when, and to whom, the key shall turn. “

Searching for God’s will is easy. We are the ones who make it difficult.

I am guilty – a thousand time over – of agonizing over the will of God in a circumstance of life. It is as though we somehow lose site of things, and expect something mysterious, or grandiose to occur. Sometimes it does. Usually though, we feel an unction – a still. small. voice. A feeling stirring deep inside. A profound longing for more of Him. Jesus.

Stirring us to prayer, a holy communion,which often words cannot express. Crying out unto God, groaning, as “deep calleth to deep.”

 It is in this time we know a key has unlocked an opportunity, or it is time for us to turn the key for another. Such a glorious experience.

Seeking God’s will in all we do must become a way of life, if we want to live successfully for Jesus while on this earth.

His Word leads us and directs our footsteps. He gently guides our thoughts and desires. To find His will is simple. Wait for it. Wait for Him to move.

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. ” Romans 12:2 (KJV)

Peace, peace. Wonderful peace is ours to cherish. Enjoying our present. Now is the time…

What are some of the ways you commune with God each day? Please share in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

 

Blessings ~Debra

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Mama {is a calling}

From the moment we find out we are going to become a mama, planning begins.

We want everything just right. Set on being intentional with every action we take, from the words we speak to our little darling(s), to the changing of the not so pleasant diapers. And when we start out; it is – just right.

God’s grace bestowed on us this miracle of life. We love our little bundle of joy. Coddling, cuddling and coaching as we love deep.  He told us how we are to train our children, and care for them all throughout the Bible.

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 NIV

Along the way, life can get messy. Our family generally grows from one to more. Even so, the moments begin to run into minutes, the minutes hours, then a day is at its end. Being intentional seems far away.

Thoughts reel in our heads about moments when our children needed us, or tugged on our skirt shouting “mama. mama. mama.” Our thoughts a million miles away. Peeling potatoes or involved in other tasks, we brushed them off, for we were busy. Intentional?

Catching a glimpse of our Bible sitting on a table by our favorite chair. This morning there was just no time. Intentional?

I N T E N T I O N A L –  a word Kayse Pratt deals with in her new women’s devotional book: Undivided Mom.

Her fabulous sense of humor, combined with practical every day solutions, and scripture make her new book the perfect companion for the busy mom.

I want to mother with a purpose & passion. Focused & effective, not distracted & scattered. ~Kayse Pratt

In her book, she speaks about how being a mama “is a ministry.” She opens her heart wide and shares her successes, and her blunders. Kayse shares scripture devotionals which speak to mom’s at every point along your mama path.

Each day we get a choice. A chance to bring either darkness or light into our homes. What will our choice be today? ~Kayse Pratt

This fourteen-day devotional is chocked full of life and living. Living UNDIVIDED.  You’ll have to read it for yourself.

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Check out Kayse Pratt’s post about her new devotional. Plus, you can enter to win a HUGE give-a-way. You will also receive 20% off of Undivided Mom, along with all other purchases you choose by using coupon code: UMLaunch20 (expires 10/13 – so hurry).

Oh yeah, there’s a Twitter Party tonight.

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