I dedicate this post to little Michael and his dear family. I’m excited to meet you after such a looooooong wait! =)
Right now, I’m waiting…
I’m waiting on a great many things in my life, but chiefly I am waiting on God in each situation. At present, I am waiting for a child to be born, a son to be delivered as one of two pregnant friends are in labor. This particular friend is in a hospital halfway across the country from me, but my heart is ever present with her. I find it’s difficult to go about my day without my mind coming back to her, wondering what she must be experiencing, waiting to hear more news to follow her text about her water breaking and receiving inducing meds since she is well past her due date. Continue reading
If You Fall (Acoustic Version) by J.J. Heller
A dear friend let me in on a not-so-secret, wonderful musician named J.J. Heller. So thanks to her great musical and lyrical sense, I trotted on over to YouTube via her email and found myself enthralled by this song.
Honestly, listen to it – it’s beautiful. Somehow, she captured what took me many words of writing in a few minutes of song. That’s why I love music…it has such rich opportunity to sweep you away to things of beauty, truth, wonder, and awe.
As I ponder my own heart and the things that God is calling me to, this quote from Thomas Kelly rings so true:
“In this day when the burdens of humanity press so heavily upon us I would begin not first with techniques of service but with the most ‘Serious Call to a Devout Life,’ a life of such humble obedience to the Inner Voice as we have scarcely dared to dream. Hasten unto Him who calls you in the silences of your heart. The Hound of Heaven is ever near us, the voice of the Shepherd is calling us home. Too long have we lingered in double-minded obedience and dared not the certainties of His love. For Him do ye seek, all ye pearl merchants. He is ‘the food of grown men.’ Hasten unto Him who is the chief actor of the drama of time and Eternity. It is not too late to love Him utterly and obey Him implicitly and be baptized with the power of the apostolic life.”
–Thomas R. Kelly, A Holy Obedience
In whatever He is calling you to, it’s not too late. Love Him. Trust Him. Don’t weep long over the time you’ve let go by or the mistakes you’ve made. His grace is here for you, and the Spirit is ready to help you take a step in faith.
It’s time to obey.
“All the Poor and Powerless” by All Sons & Daughters
As I ponder what it means to declare God’s fame in the earth and the specific role He’s set out for me, this song resonates deeply.
I’m excited because He is God; He will continue to move among us and His beauty will be seen through us.