Sacred Spaces 505 – Popcorn and quotes
There are some weeks I am unsure what to say. What to share with you? But I don’t fret about it. I just let life go on. In a world that is very noisy. Social media and online presence often seems too loud. (Do you agree with that statement?)
So in being a Christian in these BUSY and CLUTTERED times, we need to sift through the “thousands” of messages we receive on a daily basis and listen for God’s whispers. And He still does.
I have found myself unsubscribing and unfollowing some “devotional emails” and other things too because it’s just got too much.(If these Sacred Spaces become that for you too, please, feel free, to unsubscribe. I wouldn’t be offended. I believe and pray that each week these words, I offer, fall on the right lives and God uses them, even just for one other.)
I have been off Facebook for Sept and I’ve loved it. Truth is, it became “compare book” for me and was just bummin’ (word: courtesy of the new Relient K album) me out. (Some of you may be thinking “but hey, we’re still seeing all your blogging activity published on FB. That’s the beauty of WORDPRESS. I can be logged out of FB and still have my posts shared on my wall, thanks to linking my WordPress to FB.)
So this week, I just want to share some quotes and things that have “popped up” in my life over the last few days. (Popped up like popcorn, hence the title.) Take it or leave it, in no particular order:
“I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon your descendants, and my blessing upon your offspring.” (Isaiah 44: 3)
– There is nothing like a drought to remind us how much we need water.
– We can also face spiritual droughts and then we discover how much we need God.
“A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough today to last him for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at once to sustain life for a week to come. We must draw upon God’s boundless stores for grace from day to day, as we need it.” (Dwight L. Moody)
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.” (Irish proverb)
“A heart filled with anger has no room for love.” (Joan Lunden)
So it may be – that you need your longing for God reinvigorated, or you need to realise the need for His grace on a daily basis, or maybe the practical advice from either the Irish proverb or Joan Lunden hits home.
Then included in this post is one image, I came across when preparing for something: (John 1: 5 – I’ve always called my “power verse.” There is something about God. We’re full of questions. He is full of mystery. But after all that – He still stands. And we need that light He offers us.)
Then lastly. I discovered this song recently by Chris Tomlin (yes, I may be slow to the party, but it did arrive at the right time for me.)
“Oh, I’ve heard a thousand storiesOf what they think You’re likeBut I’ve heard the tender whisperOf love in the dead of nightAnd You tell me that You’re pleasedAnd that I’m never alone
You’re a good good FatherIt’s who You are, it’s who You are, it’s who You areAnd I’m loved by youIt’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am”
Have a good week!