I discovered a new “sense” today… all because of You, Lord. It’s just been that kind of day.
I am quite fond of the five senses You have given us — each one a priceless Gift. To SEE countless shapes, textures and colors that take our breath away as they produce spectacular beauty. To HEAR rich sounds that convey rich meaning — the whispers, the music, the cries, the words that deeply touch (and move) our hearts and souls. To SMELL fragrances that awaken our emotions and aromas that awaken our appetites. To TASTE what nourishes and delights us. To FEEL what gives us comfort.
So what was this new “sense?” I call it the Sense of SQUISH. Thanks to You, Lord, I now squish when I walk! At least, I did today — a day when You filled my “cup” to overflowing!!!
Honestly, Lord… I feel like I have been sitting under a “fire hose” of Your Living Water today! I don’t know why You decided to open the “valve” today like You have, but I am SO HAPPY You did!!!
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing… You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” (Psalm 23:1,5b)
The precious sister I met with this morning, whom I dearly love. The plan You made clear to both of us that we are to walk together for a season, for Your great purposes in her life. The phone call I received from an out-of-town client I have come to love. The confirmation You gave that our journey together will continue. The message I received from a new sister-in-Christ I met just recently. The excitement we both share, knowing You have made our paths cross for such a time as this. My phone call to a new out-of-state client, confirming Your 10-week “adventure” for us begins next week…
And that’s just the “tip” of the iceberg! Or, better said, those were just the first few drops of what then became a downpour! The refreshing kind of downpour that makes a song burst out of the soul and a dance burst out of the feet. Move over, Gene Kelly! I’m singing in the rain, too!!! 🙂
I could ask You “why,” Lord… Why shower me with such blessings, soaking me until I literally squish today? 🙂 But I already know the answer… don’t I, Lord? I am walking by faith on a new path You have laid out for me… in a new season of seeking and serving You. And You just can’t help Yourself. You are Love Incarnate… and You will not miss any opportunity to prove it to me!
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. I will build you up again… Again you will take up your timbrels and go out to dance with the joyful.” (Jeremiah 31:3-4)
Oh, Abba… You are SO GOOD to me! To all of Your children!!!
“Shout for JOY to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious. Say to God, ‘How awesome are Your deeds!” (Psalm 66:1-3a)
Shouting and singing and squishing… !!! 🙂