Thankfulness Day 1

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:18 (NIV)

How do you learn to give thanks to God in every circumstance?
That's the question I find myself asking today.

Side note ----
I woke up today (late as usual) and this song was stuck in my head.
Haven't heard it since I left Indy 3 years ago so I went looking and found it on youtube.

Listened to the song 3 times, then left the house and as I walked to this bus stop I had to pause and just thank God for life, health and the weather.

Need to speak

I need to speak
to give hope to the weak
and ignite a feat that compels others to seek
the One who doesn't slumber nor sleep,
who intercedes on our behalf because He loves us.

I need to speak
well, let's start simple,
taking baby steps,
let's start blogging.

.... the return of the unspoken


Waiting is our destiny.
A creature who cannot, by themselves, bring about something.
We wait in darkness for a flame we cannot light;
we wait in fear for a happy ending we cannot write;
we wait for a ‘not yet’ that feels like a ‘not ever’.
Waiting is the hardest work of hope;
 waiting is the land between where things were and where things will be;
 and you don’t get to choose when you get to a waiting room,
but you certainly get to choose how you will respond to waiting.
- Lou Smeads

The Work of God in us while we wait is more important than what we are waiting for

I want to say more, but won't at this moment because i fear that to expound will dilute the potency of these words. Instead I pray that the Spirit will interprete and reveal the depths to all that come across this post.

Day 13: Busy

Being busy
is barely being able to enjoy beauty.
The degree to which we pursue our "duty"
prevents us from smiling freely,
seeing clearly,
and accepting mercy.
But He Has come to give us life more abundantly.

Thank You Father for snippets of mercy in this "busy" world

Day 12: Anxiety

Anxiety can mask one's misery
until you become weary
of the mask of fake piety.
Weakly, each step in this journey
leaves you feeling unworthy
cuz you stuck in this valley.
Blurry eyes filled with tears
 prevents you from seeing clearly
that He is still always there

I revisit the fact that in each alley God is there. He is ALWAYS THERE. Thank You for being in the valleys and alleys of my life.