I think I’ve become a morning person??? or it’s the coffee…
The Hobbit chapter by chapter: Chapter 5: Riddles in the Dark
someone recently asked how I was feeling and I answered, “like gold being refined.” it sounds so poetic but it’s actually really hard. the Lord has done so much in my heart these past few weeks, and they have been hard lessons to learn. I’ve realized that I don’t know how to just be in the presence of the Lord, I know how to DO. growing up I was taught how to do, my family is always doing, serving, and volunteering, but I wasn’t really taught how to sit in the presence of the holy spirit and listen. so these past few days have been filled with several hours of tears, but it’s been so worth it. the Lord has been burning away the chaff in my heart, and teaching me what I have been created to do, which is commune with Him.
For God knows the plans He has for you, not to harm you but to prosper you, plans to put you through fire and trials and tribulations and sharpening and perfecting and spiritual surgery and maybe read the book of Jeremiah and the entire Bible before building a whole theology on a single verse.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
morning prayer with iced coffee, josh garrels, and my hammock.
"yet, Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay and you our potter: we are all the work of Your hand." // isaiah 64:7