Monday, January 02, 2012

Lingering...

It was so good to take a break, pull the plug and snuggle in with my family...

Christmas was beautiful, one that I will treasure always. New Year's Eve was spent with wonderful, encouraging friends who are like family...

It was a beautiful time of rest and restoration.

God is good.

There were some frayed edges in my heart before the holidays. Some anxious thoughts that I knew didn't belong in my mind. Before Christmas, I felt God calling me away for some time away...

I'm so glad I listened.

As I prayed I felt (rather than heard) God say one word...

linger...

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as I meditated on that word, I realized how beautiful it is to linger in God's presence...

It's the feeling that nothing else is as important to me as him...
It is knowing fully that He is my redeemer, my heavenly father, my all in all...
It is knowing that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and completely loved...

and as I just soaked in his presence...I was restored...

The frayed edges were knit together, the anxious thoughts disappeared as I lingered...

I felt my heart calling me to the Psalms...
I paged through them reading only the verses I had underlined...

it was like a love letter written just for me...

linger...

Let me dwell in your tent forever!
Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! (Psalm 61:4)

linger...

...for you have been my help
and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. (Psalm 63: 7)

linger...

Be to me a rock of refuge,
to which I may continually come;
you have given the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress. (Psalm 71: 3)

linger...



It is my prayer that you will find time today to linger in the presence of the One who made you.

Blessings!

The Straightened Path: Motivation Mondays
and Jacinda at Growing Home

2 comments:

The Momma said...

Mmmm, this makes me think of that praise song about leaning your head against God's chest & hearing His heartbeat. Thank you for linking up! Glad to have found you!

Kristi Slattery said...

Thank you for your comment! Now I'll have to go find that song! : ) I was glad to find your link up!

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