Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Deepest Desire

What's your car time look like ... that jaunt to work, to church, to school, to shop?

At times my mind is rather blank, driving these oh so familiar roads.  But on some occasions, I do my best processing and praying right there on four spinning wheels.

At other times, I worship.  And that's exactly what I did this morning when this song came on the radio.  I do believe that it was His love gift to me.

Some might wonder why that woman was driving down the road with her hand raised, lips moving, but they had nothing to fear.  My eyes were open wide.

And my heart, long ago wounded and broken, is open wide as well.  For the Healer of souls has mended it strong.  He continues His work, pouring out the most tender love and strength and grace, so undeserved, but as ever, so deeply needed.

Fast forward a few hours.  It's icy here at the office.  Sheets of sleet have made these roads and sidewalks treacherous, impassable.  My clients wisely stay home.  And I will spend the afternoon in solitude.  In prayer.  In worship.

For when all is said and done, He will always be my deepest desire.  And I will never ever stop needing a re-visitation, a re-filling, a re-fueling from the Lover of my soul.

You, too?



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16 comments:

  1. New one for me--LOVE IT--Thank you for sharing!
    I TOO am one of those crazy lips moving-hands raised-women moving down the road--seeking Him!

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    1. Ah ... but one hand's always on the wheel, yes?!

      ;-}

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  2. Hi Linda! I'd love to be in the car with you whooping it up to some great music. That'd be fun! I have also sung in the car, and then at stoplights, toned it down. Looked busy or something. The light changes, and I'm off again singing :)

    I'm glad you made it safely to work, the weather sounds pretty dicey. I trust you made it home again safely too. You know, that afternoon of solitude is probably just what you needed. Don't we all need a little silence to get calm and connected? I know I sure do.
    Praying for safety and assurances of God's love for you today,
    Ceil

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    1. 'Looked busy or something.' That's TOO MUCH!!!!

      It was a good afternoon, my clients stayed safe, and the temps are rising today! YAY!! Maybe I need to go find my flip-flops!

      ;-}

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  3. Great song. Thank you for sharing this today. I needed this.

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    1. When I heard it, I knew I wanted to share its beautiful invitation with you all ... Praise God that He uses all that pain and brokeness to draw us to Himself.

      I'm so glad you're here with us, Barb.. May the sunshine of this day bless you deeply.

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  4. It's a good song, and I've heard it often.

    I don't know what my deepest desire is, if I'm totally honest. My relationship with the Almighty is more intellectual than visceral.

    I wish it were otherwise. I wish that now, with an illness that's most likely terminal, when everything seems wrong, and I realize that I'm completely replaceable in my family - it would be nice to feel His immanence.

    But I don't. And I'm not really broken. Bloodied, yes (that's literal, by the way). In pain, yes. Tired, yes. But when the time comes to face Him, I'll still be standing.

    I don't kneel, not after everything, and I hope He understands.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2014/02/of-husbands-chick-flicks-and-god.html

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    1. May you discover His loving presence during this difficult season, Andrew ...

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  5. I had one of those days too, when the snow kept everyone away and I was alone at work. It was an amazing day!

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    1. Ah yes ... to grab hold of those unexpected treasured gifts of silence and solitude!

      Thanks for stopping in this afternoon, David ...

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  6. I too pray and worship on my way to and from work. I am a nurse and I have found peace in the music (and no interruptions) which allow me to pray for His guidance and strength throughout my day as well as the evening with my family. Nursing is a ministry that I enjoy but at times can be emotionally, mentally and physically draining. It is through God that I find the courage everyday with prayers that he grants me the ability to make a difference for at least one of my patients and also a Godly mother and wife. Thank you for all you do!

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    1. For sure, people helpers need time and space, solitude and silence to process all that they're seeing and hearing. If we don't choose to do this day in and day out, we can be sure that burnout won't be far away. I am so resonating with you, Nancy, and I appreciate hearing from a medical professional's perspective on this.

      I'm thankful that you've weighed in this morning ... and hope you'll continue to come by again and share your wisdom with us!

      Warmest blessings ...

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  7. Yep, me too! Thanks for the song, perfect way to start my morning!

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    1. Hey Ren ... welcome, welcome. I love that song, too ... in fact I think I'm going to play it again right now as I'm doing my blog thing this morning.

      I'm glad you're here!

      :-}

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  8. I loved the image of you driving and worshiping. :) I do it all the time!!!! 'And I will never ever stop needing a re-visitation, a re-filling, a re-fueling from the Lover of my soul." Yes! Yes! Yes! And I feel like I need this daily and so grateful we can come to Him as often as we need. Love you, friend. Your comments at my place are always a blessing to me. {Hugs}

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    1. Yes, yes. Daily. And often hourly. And sometimes minute by minute! And the wonderful news is that He never grows tired or weary of us ... How blessed we are in Him, our Redeemer.

      Blessings, my friend, as we keep on moving through the week ...

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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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