Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Early Morning Heart-2-Heart


Quiet, quiet, quiet.  I wake up in a haze that matches the haze of the morning heat.  I pray myself awake, always a blessed way to start the day - praising You, expressing my gratitude and faith, naming the disappointments and the frustrations and concerns and then handing them over to You.

There is no better way to begin.  All goes into Your hands, all belongs to You.  Release.  Release.  Release.

I tell You I love You and I re-pledge my trust in who You are, in Your timing of events and decisions, the orchestration of my life.  I give You free rein to do as You will.  I know You've heard my heart cries well.  And now I step back and allow You to orchestrate every detail that makes up my day, my week, my life.  All those I love, I influence, I hand them into Your care.  For You know their needs, You surely know that Your will is what's best, You know how to best guide them in their own circumstances and decisions.  I entrust my loved ones into Your care and keeping.

The day is Yours.  I am Yours.  My thoughts and hopes and dreams fade to dust without Your enlivening touch.  Thy will be done in each and every situation we have talked over in recent days.  Thy will be done.

I relax.  Because I know without a doubt that the Creator of the universe and the Redeemer of my soul is in charge. 

And I am not.




 
 
... this, a recent early morning journaling
 
 
 


22 comments:

  1. Release. Release. Release.
    I have to do that over and over. It's not always easy, although I'm not sure why! I do want him to be in charge and I'm thankful I am not.

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    1. Oh our wills are strong and we so soon forget His faithful, powerful character! I so appreciate you being here, Lisa ...

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  2. Wonderful image my friend. Happy Thursday! :)

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  3. I admire you for sharing your heart and private thoughts with all of us. It is lovely to pray on waking and pray while falling asleep.

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    1. So good to hear from you again, my transitional friend!

      ;-}

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    2. Although I don't always have time to comment, I always find the time to read what you post. You are a blessing to me.

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    3. Likewise, my dear online friend!

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  4. Release... "There is no better way to begin."

    Amen!

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    1. Thanks, Grateful Lady, for sprinkling your encouraging comments through the blog this Sabbath. May the God of all peace be with you and yours as you head into this week!

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  5. Hi Linda! I love that line 'I pray myself awake'. That is beautiful. Stopped me in my tracks. I will remember that image for a long time.

    Nice photo too. The stillness of the swing vs. the stillness of the morning.

    Great post for me today!
    Ceil

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    1. You've blessed me today, Ceil, with your encouraging words!

      ;-}

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    1. mmm ... 'where 2 or 3 are gathered,' yes?

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  7. Hi Linda
    It surely is a blessed release when we hand our lives and everything pertaining to ourselves over to our Pappa. I find that I have one big problem, though! I have the propensity to take the concerns back soon after I have handed it over. Well, we learn through practice how to do this, I suppose.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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    1. Yes, Mia ... it's so hard for us to give up control to the One who's in control! Ah ... when will we learn that He does all things well?

      ;-}

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  8. Pray myself awake...yes. This is the best way to start the day, Linda. Lovely.

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  9. mmmm... yes. kind of like releasing your inner joy when you sore high in the sky on a swing, remember that as a kid? i love this analogy. Thanks for joining it is so fun having you along.

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  10. Linda - beautiful way to start the day "praying yourself awake." Giving our loved ones over to his perfect care...His will be done. Joining you in prayer.

    Hugs,
    Kelly

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    1. mmm ... praying ourselves to sleep, praying ourselves awake. This I love, Kelly!

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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