Simple Things

My mind was continually interrupted this morning as I tried to meditate on the energy of God’s Spirit within me. Bits and pieces of my life were flashing back and forth. As I tried to draw myself back into focus, recent events in my life kept creeping in. I realized however that they were the simplest of thoughts which gave me joy. So perhaps I just needed to be gently reminded of how much God is in the simple things. Thank you Lord for this life. Thank you for the ebb and flow. Thank you for the lessons I’ve learned and the wisdom you’ve allowed me to share. Thank you for reaching down even when I was unwilling or unable to reach up. Thank you for the flicker and the flame in the darkness. Thank you for the restlessness and the peace in the light.

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The Presence

Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.  John 7:37-52  The little village of Nazareth in the region of Galilee was written off. The Authorities could not believe that God would rise someone up from such a lowly place. The writer of this Gospel explains that the rivers of living water is the very Spirit we today experience as a result of the one who did in fact rise out of that lowly place, die and rose again. For us today that lowly place could be a physical space or an emotional one. Yet the presence of the Spirit of God moves under it’s own authority. No matter how far deep we find ourselves, God is able to reach those who continue to believe and seek him out and raise us up out of that place. Yes, under the most difficult circumstances, this can be very daunting but is there any place we can go where God has not already been?

I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34)