the God of glory thunders
the Lord over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty."
Andy sent me away Saturday. I had all morning to go where I pleased. alone. I went to the water. I needed to hear from the Lord. I was able to spend all morning in His Word. Filling, breathing into me. Kayaking down the river, feeling His presence, His voice. "I am with you, I will equip you for this that I have given you, these children are mine and I love them more than you do"
"I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant" Psalm 34:4
After my little drama the other day, so many of you called/emailed/texted with scripture and encouragement. I felt so calmed and filled. Thank you.
I have loved the Christa Wells song "Panning for Gold" It is about going to scripture hungry, expectant, waiting for God to reveal the gold he has for you today.
That is how he feeds me, His Word, truth. Not self-help or "processing" with others. Then her album goes into "Everything Moves But You" beautiful stuff!!
I was listening to a talk last night in the car, by Susan Hillis in which she also referenced panning for gold, in our children. How we are to wait and search, knowing that the gold is there, expecting it to shine through in time. Keep on panning, encourage them by voicing the gold you do see.
My Bible Study teacher, Marty, sent me this from Isaiah 40:11, it has been GREAT encouragement, I hope it is to you too:
"He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young."
His promise is to shepherd me as I shepherd my sheep. I take comfort in knowing that I am just a dumb sheep, needing to be helped when I get myself all flipped over!
love to you, my fellow shepherds and gold diggers~