Behind the Scenes

gigi2The other day, as I walked into the house after a long day of work, my beautiful black Labrador, Gigi, greeted me with her usual bouncy jump & kisses hello.

It was in that moment that the Holy Spirit impressed on my heart the following:

“In the same way that Gigi is excited to see you, so am I when you come spend time with me.  To know your heart is ready to receive my love, my instruction, my guidance & my correction… that makes me happy… it pleases me.” {God}

Instead of feeding Gigi & then scurrying off  to my desk to work some more, I sat down with my prayer journal & Bible & began to write & listen.

God’s definitely been dealing with me lately on resting more & doing less. That said, I felt Him prompting me to read Psalm 23.  Yep, that ‘ordinary’ scripture passage I’ve had memorized since I was in elementary school.  Quite honestly, I was reluctant. I mean, If I have it memorized, how could God speak anything new to me?  {giggle} I love how God uses the mundane & ordinary to speak Truth! Check out what He revealed to me.

Psalm 23
vs 1: I lack NOTHING
vs 2: He makes me REST beside QUIET waters & RESTORES my soul
vs 3: He guides me on the RIGHT PATH
vs 4: Though the valley is dark, I am not afraid-His WORD comforts me
vs 5: He welcomes me, AMIDST MY ENEMIES. He anoints me & MY CUP OVERFLOWS
vs 6: Goodness & love will FOLLOW me & I will dwell IN HIS PRESENCE

Maybe this is old news to you, but to me, these words felt like food to my soul & water quenching my very thirsty heart.

My time with God was so precious & so necessary.  I walked away feeling so refreshed & full.  Just like my sweet friend Holley says, “Be filled up so you can pour out”.  We can’t keep pouring out of an empty vessel; we need refills!  There’s nothing quite like the Holy Spirit to fill us up & water our souls like rain after a drought.

It feels good knowing that my time with God is greeted with the same excitement & exuberance as what Gigi displays when she sees me…Oh the joy!


link up timeToday I’m excited to link up with Crystal Stine for:
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8 Comments on “Behind the Scenes

    • I couldn’t agree more! Sometimes I guess We just take God’s word for granted, especially if it’s a verse or passage we’ve memorized… Lesson learned!! 🙂 ♥


  1. “Water quenching my very thirsty heart.” Sigh.. that was so lovely and I’ve been hearing the same word in my own life lately. So beautiful.


  2. Oh Lord, the cute dog pics I’ve seen today!! 🙂 First at Mel’s, now here, if I’m not careful I will be the proud new owner of a cutie pie 😉 LOVE how God shows us something new in verses we’ve read a million times. Hoping you are soaking in His rest and peace.


    • Ha ha! Ya, I saw Mel’s pix & thought it was funny we both posted our dog pix! 🙂 I agree-it’s amazing when God uses “old” verses to speak new truths! Love to you sweet friend! ♥


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