New Beginnings

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:4-5)

Rejuvenating our spirits are important moments, taking a step back from the business of life and entering into those quiet places inside us, being attentive to our inner voices, help in allowing us brief respite in our days, to be present with ourselves and with the God who created us.

This morning, I am taking time reflecting on where I am in my life and meditating on the goodness of the Lord, sipping this delicious mixture of tea leaves; lemon, ginger, lavender, orange with a bit of raw honey stirred into it.

Thankful for Scriptures, for when I meditate on the words written, they truly become light unto my path and as I combine them with the Holy Spirit who gives revelation into the deep well of spiritual truths contained in the messages, I am confident of the steps I am to take and the way I should walk.

I am guided by an unseen force, this supernatural Spirit of God, who has the best plans in store for me and all I have to do is pay attention to His still small voice, listening and following where He leads me.

When I acknowledge God in all my ways, I am purposefully inviting Him into all my daily activities and decisions.

I intentionally pursue Him with each breath I am granted life. In recognizing the brevity of my days, I long to take every opportunity afforded to me to dig into the richness found in His Word where each day, I am appreciative of all the moments I have to discover the breadth, depths, and width of His love for me.

I have learned through the years, to recognize my Lord’s voice in the still quiet times, where I am not distracted or disturbed in the busyness of life, where I can be in His presence, soaking in His calm reassurance leading me, confirming the way I should walk, in having a peace that passes understanding.

There comes a time when trusting the direction I am walking is the path He is leading me on and I become more confident when I have this inner peace reigning in my soul.   I have learned one of the signs in knowing when to change direction, when to take the next step in my journey with Him, is when peace reigns inside my heart.

I know when I follow this peace in my heart, it is His Spirit in me, as I remain open and willing to start a new beginning, walking by faith trusting in His unseen, yet ever steady presence.  As I follow the Spirit way of being, I will enter into the abundance of this new life in Christ and it is He who gently calls me nearer to His love.

I have found no greater purpose then centering myself in practicing the spiritual disciplines of my faith, for this is how I fulfill God’s plans for me in the reason I have been gifted this precious live.  I awaken each morning, listening in attentive awareness as He directs me in the new opportunities I will have to share His love, realizing every day is a new beginning.

In each new beginning I start again, continuing my journey, picking up the Cross of Christ, putting my faith to work as a sojourner, being in the world but not forming my ways to it, greeting my days with a thankful reminder, I am His beloved, and not my own.

Every day I am offered new choices in being me and given spaces to share the reality of the Christ in me with all those I interact with along the way.  Whether it is with a smile, acts of kindness, lending mercy, I am ever mindful, that in all the places I travel, He goes with me, and my ways become representative of His ways.  Every moment I have been granted this life, I am given new opportunities to walk in my authentic womanhood, to be who God has created me to be.

My highest calling is in allowing His love to be poured out from me each day.  May prayer is that my life will be a breath of fresh air, overflowing with the Christ Spirit, allowing His life to touch upon those who suffer, those thirsting and hungering for someone to care, for someone to show them dignity and respect, with an experiential knowing we all share in our humanity.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.” (Psalm 23:1-2)

All I have to do is open my eyes, listen with my heart, and follow the way of peace, allowing this Christ to reach out from my human flesh, touching souls with His mercy, His grace and His abounding love for all persons.

When I am aware of others, noticing them in the hi-ways and bi-ways of this world, learning to meet them right where they are, I am being present in the form of the Christ who gave His life so that all may know true life.

It is in knowing the One who offers this gift of new beginnings through His shed blood of redemption, where we can touch souls of all those in this world by His resurrection power who manifests His greatest gift towards all, His holy love, that in and through our love for them, they will know Him.

 

Living Intentionally

Lorraine 

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