Friday, May 7, 2010

an attempt

Bubbles...picture a 3-year-old blowing bubbles. That's how I feel today -- a clean joy is bubbling deep within. At first I just enjoyed it, then I tried to describe it, and finally realized it's source.

Ultimately, yes, it is God. But more specifically it is partnership with God. We're working together (and loving every minute). There is something of harvest, something of destiny, something of His heart over the ages that I sense myself delighting in. 

I noticed the crescendo late last night. We all spent the day working on Rivendell and then Keona and I stayed until 10pm preparing the home for our first prayer retreat guest who checks in today. The joy was tangible...setting her a special place at the table, arranging her flowers, setting her towels, standing at her chosen room's threshold and praying for her time in the home...indescribable.

So often we "see through the glass darkly" as Paul described (1 Cor 13.12). But every once in a while there's a moment of clarity where we sense/know on every layer of our existence that God is near us...and He's dancing.

His music brings tears to my eyes.

4 Comments:

Blogger Lattice said...

Hmm...I'm finding people dancing everywhere I go today... I'm late to see this post, but sense that my timing is actually perfect--in partnership w/God. Thanks for being a part of the refreshing picture He's painting me this morning!

May 14, 2010 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. Your writing has inspired me through my anonymous times, and I'm so thankful for your wisdom. Now, I'm in a new season! Thanks! My blog is http://www.livewithflair.blogspot.com

I feel like God is dancing.

May 23, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Dutch said...

Hello Sister Alicia,

My spirit "bubbled up" reading this short story/commentary. I've had this experience myself and understand that feeling you described so well. These whispers of time God shares with us are so very special. As you said, it's as though we have the opportunity to peer into God's glory and Kingdom for a brief time through a very clear, clean window. Although I don't believe I could ever adequately describe all that takes place, it is certainly not of this world. The bible does tell us that God will reveal Himself and all mysteries to us, but we need to have that closeness with Him, an intimacy, and to know HIM. Otherwise, how could we ever appreciate such an experience.

While reading, I pictured Moses, Abraham, and Lot making their treks up into the mountains. Surely they did not go to enjoy the view or check out the flora and fauna. They purposed in their hearts to go up the mountain to be alone with God. These servants of God separated themselves from everything and everyone in order to focus upon the one true Loving God of all creation. I believe they wanted to hear Him speak to them; and dear Moses even asked God to reveal His glory to him. How wonderful.

The "bubbles" that we feel well up within us are joy, don't you think. In that small frame of time God reveals so many wonderful and awesome things that even our mind can't fully understand, but when it's over, we know Whom had spent time with us - undoubtably!

God bless you lady

June 24, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Dutch said...

Hello Sister Alicia,

My spirit "bubbled up" reading this short story/commentary. I've had this experience myself and understand that feeling you described so well. These whispers of time God shares with us are so very special. As you said, it's as though we have the opportunity to peer into God's glory and Kingdom for a brief time through a very clear, clean window. Although I don't believe I could ever adequately describe all that takes place, it is certainly not of this world. The bible does tell us that God will reveal Himself and all mysteries to us, but we need to have that closeness with Him, an intimacy, and to know HIM. Otherwise, how could we ever appreciate such an experience.

While reading, I pictured Moses, Abraham, and Lot making their treks up into the mountains. Surely they did not go to enjoy the view or check out the flora and fauna. They purposed in their hearts to go up the mountain to be alone with God. These servants of God separated themselves from everything and everyone in order to focus upon the one true Loving God of all creation. I believe they wanted to hear Him speak to them; and dear Moses even asked God to reveal His glory to him. How wonderful.

The "bubbles" that we feel well up within us are joy, don't you think. In that small frame of time God reveals so many wonderful and awesome things that even our mind can't fully understand, but when it's over, we know Whom had spent time with us - undoubtably!

God bless you lady

June 24, 2010 at 3:25 PM  

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