Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Reunion for the weary

Sunday was a beautiful day
I skipped along following the Lords leading
Placing Him front and center 
from the moment I opened my eyes
I woke up anticipating something special
And He delivered in a big way

My heart has been heavy for others
and their choice to rely on other things 
besides the Holy Spirit
being audience to unraveling 
and knowing that 
physical intervention is not an option

Then Sunday comes

and I choose to bow low, 
humbly asking my Abba Father for direction
for focus, 
for a specific action I should take

And He delivers

Songs of worship, 
Instruction from His Word, 
a whispered direction from the Holy Spirit
Walk this way.....

I lay it all down
I move His way

Then as I end the day 
an unexpected reunion
with others along the same path

looks of understanding
open dialogue 
of hurts and hardships
unity in purpose

One of my life verses is 
Matthew 11:28-29 (amplified version)
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened 
[by religious rituals that provide no peace], 
and I will give you rest 
[refreshing your souls with salvation]. 
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me 
[following Me as My disciple], 
for I am gentle and humble in heart, 
and you will find rest 
(renewal, blessed quiet) 
for your souls.

Sunday night
my Heavenly Father
invited me to join with other weary and heavily burdened friends
and He gave us rest....
by reminding us that we need Him and each other
that through sharing our common experiences 
with each other as believers
we can come to understand
there is an invitation
not to grieve
not to get angry
not to give up
but to learn from our Lord
how to follow
even in these hard times

Over a meal

we worked out this scripture
as we shared our brokenness with one another

And at the end of the night
nothing in our circumstances had changed
we were all renewed and encouraged

Strength for this journey comes from walking with others
We all needed that reminder
Isn't God good like that?

We could not have planned it any better
He knew before I woke up and my feet hit the floor
that with one text
He would show my faint heart 
how big He is
that He has got this 
and that in Him
I have rest and renewal


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