My Heart, His Words

Let the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your site, O Lord.

Behind the Scenes

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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!

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8 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes

  1. Psalm 23 is just so full of goodness!

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    • 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!! 🙂 ♥

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  2. His Word is Food for the Soul!

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  3. “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.

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  4. 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.

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    • 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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