Satisfied With His Manna

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…a Word of the Lord from times past…

Yes, you have My forgiveness. Seek My peace & contentment. Fear not the hours of the day or the night for I watch over you like a mother eagle. I hover over you at the dawn & at the dusk. I count your pinions and I reimburse. I count it a joy to behold you and to be a part of you.

Speak forth these marvels you are about to see and feel. They are a small part of Me, but expansive. They grow & stretch as with any need. They come & go as your breath…invisible but real…made up of certain components but sure.

I will expand your horizons & dreams. I will diminish your fears & failings. Those things you seek shall be given unto you. Go in peace, walk in peace.

Manifest My goodness to the world around you. Speak forth My words & gain understanding, re-establish yourself with Me, with My Word spoken to you. Do not seek a feast or Sundays & famine or the week.  Seek a constant diet on a daily basis & a daily balance.  Open My Word & I will minister to you effectively. Labor not over this, just yield. Do not feel confused; just be willing to be led. Be willing to be shown. I will do the rest. I am the teacher; do not feel you must tutor yourself. It is my job & obligation to fulfill My purposes in you.  All you must do is be willing & yield.

Show Me the pathway for your feet & I will show you the gold & treasure upon the way. You are precious to Me & I give you My heart. I share with you the treasures brought up within My being. I share them readily with you & lovingly bid you to enjoy & be satisfied with the manna I serve.

Behold the Goodness of the Lord!!

Ship on a Course

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This collage was done a few years ago. I could never put the meaning into words. It was based on the emotions, feelings, and spiritual pondering of that time. When I asked my husband, Bob, what he thought it wasn’t very flattering. That is okay and rather funny to me but part of me wanted more of a validation. My son and daughter came across it the other day so I asked them what they “saw”. This is what Jennifer offered:

“This piece looks like a ship on a course.  I see imagination, quiet, peace but mystery…a personal collection on a journey.

In view of taking care of your mind and you life’s course, it looks like a ship – I liken each us to an individual ship that we have to protect, do upkeep and maintain daily.  We need to navigate with purpose. Our ship is where we harbor our imagination, aspirations, beliefs, emotions, collected knowledge, “ourselves”.  It deserves our protection and our diligence and it’s where we develop our purpose and individuality.

Sometimes we let others steer our ship, or influence our navigation – that’s where who we trust and admire matters!

Sometimes we take on loads for others – that’s where it is important to know how much extra cargo we can handle.

Sometimes we go on journeys on our own – which is necessary.

Sometimes we dock to refresh – and this choice is important, location, location, location!

I’ve been hardcore parenting young adults lately, can you tell?”

So, my friends, Jennifer put words to those emotions & thoughts of so long ago. Jason took the collage for his office hopefully using it to speak to the young people he encounters on a daily basis. And Bob, well he is probably very glad that this particular collage took a different course…

What do you see?

Stir Up Those Gifts

 

“Stir up the gifts within thee…Bring to light the things I have shown you.  Take the advance, move on. Don’t hold back, instead bring forth.  The depths of your soul are deep and filled with many treasures. It takes time and a willingness to seek out and find them.  By moving on ahead and by pressing on you will find the treasures you seek. Continually look and look carefully or you will miss them. Some are so small they are easy to overlook. These very treasures, when found, bring the most value. Begin now…search…”

Thirty three ago on that Monday morning I was hungry for revelation, visions, poetry, writings & insights. I still hunger for God’s attention.

My hope is that I never out-grow my hunger. I dance and twirl, jump up & down showing God my latest tricks but it is when I get quiet & crawl up into His lap that I am fed.

written on August 13, 1984 Monday Morning