Friday, 26 May 2017

Not Visiting, Remaining

Five Minute Friday! I'm writing for five minutes on two different prompts, visit and remain. Here goes!


I climbed quietly beneath the sheets as hubby snored gently. The light was off and I lay looking round the room, talking with God. I carried in my heart the weeks long burdens of dissapointment, sadness and fear. All relevant and all real. I lay there speaking to my Great King sharing honestly about the things I just couldn't grasp or understand and with it all the messiness of emotional pain. I struggled to identify one word that could sum up what I was going through, but right before my eyes closed I found it. And I whispered it in to the ear of the Saviour, I'm losing hope. 

This morning I woke up refreshed and revived, with a scripture turning around in my heart. I made an image of the scripture laid on my heart from God and even posted it on my Instagram. 
As I shared the image, I felt the power of the Holy Spirit overtake me and I wrote a message for others but also for me. I poured a cup of tea and said God how do you want me to pray today? Just then I read a post that came through on my phone about the process of Lectio Divina, the process of listening to Gods voice and promise through a passage of scripture. I sat down and prayed for some time before turning to the passage in Hosea that had been in my mind. I sat with God listening to His heartbeat, with peace and calmness and He began speaking. The hours floated by as He gave me a glimpse in to my present and my future, what He is doing with my valley and the beautiful promises He is giving. I needed it, so so much. As I closed my Bible, a sudden lie of the enemy snuck in, the seed of doubt. Did God really promise such goodness! As the seed floated up, I picked up my phone and an email sat in my inbox. When I opened it, it had been forwarded from a Bible place whose emails I never open but somehow this one I opened. And right at the top was the verse passage and five verses from Hoshea that God had given me. Only God could do that! With this confirmation I beheld the truth that God's promises do not visit, they remain. Just like His Love, and Faithfulness, His unrelenting pursuit of our hearts and Lives. He is so good, and I am so grateful for this water for my soul. 

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9 comments:

  1. What a lovely phrase about God's promises remaining with us. Such an important reminder!

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    1. Thanks Bethany, may God bless you!

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  2. Visits with God are priceless. <3 :-)

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  3. I love this! Love how God sometimes gives us confirmation in ways we don't expect. I'm so glad He cares and loves us and that his promises do remain.

    Blessings to you!

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    1. HI Gayl, yey so nice to see you as always. I'm so grateful that He cares and loves us, in the hard days we can cling to His promises and that literally drags me through! Much lv!

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  4. Aliyah, I love this warm and clear testimony of your relationship with the Almighty. I wish I were more like you! (And so, probably, does God1)

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/05/your-dying-spouse-315-victory-fmf.html

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    1. Dear Andrew, nice to se you :) I think God just wants you to be the most authentic you, with deep commitment to His unending Holiness and Love. And in a way you do that, by blessing others and encouraging them. May He lead you in His path and will for your life. And may His Grace abound in your life! Blessings!

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  5. The practice of Lectio Divina is a powerful way to study the word. Coupled with the Holy Spirit word to you,"God's promises do not visit, they remain." I'm inspired to look at Hosea some more, Aliyah, and I'm inspired by your faith.

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    1. Hi Jody, your words really brought tears to my eyes and so much encouragement. I am inspired by your continued journey to help and inspire the creatives around you - thank you for being such a blessing <3

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