A Choice To Pause To Listen

Good Morning,

We arise again this day! What will our pathways convey? Will hope eternal garnish our thoughts and deeds? Do we stop, pause, to praise, looking upward in prayer?

Or more often than not, we jump in, graveling, pushing our way? Instinctively bursting forward to grab hold of time, direction and control.

Is our diving forward “feet” first, without pausing to listen, to hear Truth, to quickly pre-empting, the Holy Spirits, droplets of healing rain, breathes of live to rekindle the flames of “Faith” within our very souls.

Has our relentless “hurriedness” derailed us from His Word, Truth, Vision, our source of Light? Like a young child, losing their source of pure joy and delight, as their balloon drifts out of sight. in the abbess of aimless existence, unanchored, off course, no rudder of guidance, meagerly wandering, away, away, strength fading.

Yet, Our Lord, our Captain, His voice ever faithful never void, always speaking, holding Hope as an eternal flame, illuming the pathways ahead, He never truly loses sight in the midst of our chaos, even in our chosen wandering.

breaths, steps, thoughts to the Almighty Sovereign Lord. Who are we? Is Holy God not Sovereign? The Wisdom of God, the Light of all Hope, Love Himself. He is speaking to us, through us, with or without us, yet it our choice, whether or not we choose Our Lord.

Who are we? Is God not our Sovereign Deliverer of Hope and Peace. His tender mercies, gently pour into our brokenness, fragmented edges, ever beckoning our hearts; the call, the cry, calling ever calling us to stop, to pause to draw near. Yet do we? Blowing winds, ebbing currents swirling, racing, each, stealing us, consuming us, our time, energy all matter. Where, where, what is it all, that drives us? Are we are moving toward? Coming, going, grasping, holding, is their eternal gain, woven within the fabric of our quest?

Whirling, piercing noise, within, without, ebbs of turmoil, echoing, haunting our thoughts; pleating demands. Do see? All around us, cloistering, piles, lists, voices, choices, decisions. Vainly we keep grasping for our own on reasoning.

Where were we headed; why are we going? Have we patented “doing”, as trophies for ourselves? Is our pursuing, fractured? Is His wisdom heard in the daily grind or in the attainment of chaotic matter and mindfulness, pierced in the overwhelmed fragments presence?

Our minds blinded, with blurring chaos, unfiltered voices, distractions, clanging, invading any our freedoms, our hunger for real communion, deeper, richer, closeness with the Lord. The overt boastings of the enemy, through mindless noise, superficial frills; splattered across the net waves of the media infiltrating our hearts, minds and soul, aching for rest, assurance, inner peace.

Driven, uncertain, constant pulling, peeling, flushing; swirling, winding, flooding our inner core. Is serving within our objective? What is the honest motivation? Do you hear amongst all deep within, His calling, deep within, ever so near? He desires our all, our true selves, not redesigned by false “reality” an outward shallow, fit on the cover or box top design!

His relentless Love, never wanes, nor is His wisdom blinded by the blinded false currency, real value of designed, before time, you, I, His creation. Our purposes are unique, not meant to be copied, reformed, refashioned by the world’s standards. We acknowledge that all snowflakes are not the same. Nor does the Truth of His Word create us to be a mere existence of something else, no we are wonderfully and perfecting knit together in God’s image, written in God’s Book of life before humanity was spoken, bringing forth each one, each new creation in the image of God.

His Truth, His Love, His Promise never defaults, never wanes, clattering, pushing, prodding, demanding, judging, avoiding, denying, who we are, whom we, why were created to be whom we truly are. His Love is an ocean; His Wisdom transcends all boundaries.

Our God, is never deceived or shaken. His Truth prevails, His Hope remains, may we all seek, not to surrender to less than God’s desire for each one of His own. You, I, each one, is being called, yes called, truly “seen”, acknowledged, yes deeply treasured, desired beyond our limited/or wildest imagination. To “Be” the you He created you to “Be”. Within, the full measure of Almighty God’s design and providential purpose for you today, in this moment of time, for God’s Eternal purposes today, tomorrow within His sovereign making.

My prayer fellow traveler, my prayer for you, myself, my neighbor, my next encounter, may it be transformed and awakened to a deeper knowing, depths of your own soul, guiding your steps, re-shaping your heart, renewing your soul, and bringing you His strength within to flourish, more than pant, living, growing within, renewed and refreshed by the tranquil waters of His Transcending Holy Spirit, knowing you are “held”, loved with an abiding love, a treasure beyond measure, in the eyes of the Lord Our God your eternal Hope and Firm foundation, today, tomorrow and forever.

I cry out from within Amen, again, Amen to His Holy Word, Amen.


J812light 18-8-17



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