April 10, 2006

soothing the soul.....

I chose this photo because of its beauty...it soothes me..and my soul needs soothing. This past weekend was incredibly hard...the dynamics in my family are painful to see at times...the frustration of one's voice not being heard is a hard pill to swallow....i'm just so aware..inwardly as well as outwardly...some people would call it "a sixth sense"...awareness, or perception....but I call it "discernment"..and what I see and what I know grieves me at times....this knowledge and sight keeps me on my knees in prayer quite alot...seeking Him for rest, solitude and quiteness for my soul...how my soul longs to be soothed.... nothing soothes like Him...nothing compares to His medicinal touch! I must spend sometime today in His presence just being quiet and allowing Him to restore, refresh and rejuvenate me once again. I hunger and thirst after the Lord....nothing satisfies...nothing fills that void...I have tried to fill it with "stuff"..shopping, food, etc....but to no avail...only Him ...He is the one who satisfies. This is what I know for certain today...that my greatest passion is Him...knowing what He did for me and how He gave His life for me...I will not deny whom I serve....I cannot...I must be true to myself and to Him...He created me this way...I am authentic....this is who I am...He has given me talents and treasures and now is the time to take a step of faith into the unknown and rely on Him for more direction than I have ever known. Its time...time for Me to step out in purpose and bring that dream into reality and with His grace it shall be done.....

6 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

Blessings to you as you seek God's will and step out in faith. He is the balm in Gilead, and the Bright and Morning Star! Our hearts are safe resting in him.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Beautifully written, beautiful picture and I pray that your soul was beautifully soothed. Hugs Marion

Terri said...

May God bless you, Mindy, in your walk with Him! You are an encouragment to me!

Sharon K said...

Oh how I agree with you. When ever I am having a day that is not going right I like to sit and meditate say a prayer and then start all over again with his help

Mrs. Diamond said...

i could have written this very post. how my heart longs and hungers....and nothing satisfies but getting into His presence.

Miss Eagle said...

With family matters, there can be great sadness and responsibility with the insights of a mother's heart. I think of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as written in Luke Chapter 2: Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Thee are often secrets in a mother's heart that cannot be opened up to others and only shared with her Lord in prayer. He loves those entrusted to her care, too.

Blessings and bliss