Every morning, before these eyes take in the bedside lamp coming from mom's bedroom window (their window juts out and reflects into ours) or the giant yellow globe shines through the shades, I breathe in Your presence. I grab for the MP3 player and listen to Your Word:
1 John 4:7-21 (NLT) "Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God—for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins."
Ah, ooh, and oh! Your love kept me all day.
Absolutely blanketed in Your presence, but sometimes (daily) I become so engrossed in the children, the parents, or the packing-
I let my mind wander...'Why do they argue?' 'How are we going to pay for that?'
...etc, etc, etc...
But then I hear Your voice:
Your voice speaking to me over the screaming static that insists on chaining me with these thoughts that are not based on Your Word.
about those silly tapes playing over and over; holding on to Truth until these
emotions subside and I wrap myself in Your loving arms again.
It's my soul that is being saved-remember, Daune?
Hebrews 4:12; Hebrews 619; 1 Peter 1:9; 2:11...
My spirit is already saved!
Tonite as I was putting away lawn chairs before the rain came, Your reminded me that You
were right there, walking to the garage with me; I sensed the reality that I'm Your daughter, You delight in me and I didn't even 'do' anything to deserve this moment of attention!
"This relationship, Your unconditional love surely spills out and other's lives are touched, right?"
Daily, I wonder with the season I'm in-am I being 'used'?
But then, I hear Your voice again reminding me that I am Your masterpiece, recreated in
Jesus Christ, so I can do the good works YOU prepared a long time ago...