Category Archives: Just A Sweet Thought 2019

A Taste

I am writing from recall from early morning – 3:00 ish.  The Little One had stirred hungry. So, I fetched him from his crib and while he gulped down eight ounces of formula snug between us, love and blessings carassed my thoughts.

Thoughts of the difference from now and then. Thoughts of how I didn’t know. Thoughts I wasn’t then and grateful to be now. Thank You, LORD GOD. Not that I got to but I get to.

I get to be free. I get to be kind. I get to be patient. I get to be grateful. I get to be happy. I get to overcome me!. I get to love you!

Nothing about this Jesus Life is I GOT TO. It’s all I GET TO! It’s Freedom. This is what freedom in Christ in this moment feels like. I get to love this baby. I get to hear him drink in noursishment. I get to desire the sincere milk of the Word.  See 1 Peter 2:2-4. I get to snuggle with this little package of love. I get to. A life of I get to. It’s a taste of Heaven on earth!

I GET TO! Got it? Good. 🙂

Obscurity

Did you ever say: “Thank You, LORD, for keeping me where I am because I so see I am not yet prepared to be there.”

And where is there? Perhaps any of those places we dream of being yet somehow we know we’d get into a passel of trouble if suddenly we were there.  Suddenly exposed to the scrutiny of the non like-minded; suddenly a bullseye for holders of an opposing world view.  Suddenly, mute because the debate is a higher rung. Obscurity. Not such a bad thing.  A thing to be enjoyed, while we can  . . .  while we are made ready for there.

Isaiah 58: 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: 11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.  source