*Let this God inspired writing, from His heart to yours; be a reminder that God's presence
always surround you...no matter where you are in life.
In a shower of autumn leaves...I truly came to experience something that I had never known before. After walking across a barren field, while enjoying each bite of a cool crisp apple, I became drawn to the edge of a forest...a beautiful place, where all the trees around me, were adorned in colors of barn red...pumpkin orange and pear yellow. As I looked around me, it was as if I hadn't ever enjoyed such beauty, as I was seeing with my eyes that day.
As I stood in the midst of all this beauty...a strong wind came up and out of nowhere...and within a moments time...all of these beautiful colors were swirling around me.
It was only recently; that my thoughts were taken back to this time in my life, as a young girl. The more I thought on this memory of the past...the more I wondered, if this was a time in my life, when I was truly experiencing the presence of God.
It was years later...that God began to speak deep within my spirit...as His thoughts became the words that I would write, to help and encourage others in need. One afternoon, while taking a quiet break...to stretch my legs and look over the deck rail; I began to see a cloud formation in the sky...and as I stood there and continued to view what was right before me...I began to see these clouds, as if they were curtains; that could be pulled apart...to a place, where I could step into heaven. The more I viewed this beautiful cloud formation...the more I longed to walk through the clouds and enter a place, where there would never be anymore pain or suffering in my life again.
After standing there for a while...in all of this beauty, I began to turn around and go back to my writing...and just as I did...a powerful wind came out of nowhere and practically knocked me over. As I made my way carefully back to the lounger, where I had been writing...a new poem was born, which reads... "Breathe on me, oh Spirit...to heal every hurting part; to make my life in tune with You; so You can speak to my heart. So nothing is there but You and me...to have Your perfect peace; as the dark places in my heart, pull away in sweet release. Then as Your breath pulls away, the darkness shall with it go...and my heart shall be made new, with more love then I could ever know."
How often do we slow down in life, to experience and draw from a presence; that can speak peace to us, during what seems to be the most difficult times of our lives. Oh, how we always seem to find the time, to draw from a problem, whose only aim is to make life more miserable than what it already is; but just think on what we could experience, if we would only taste and see...the goodness of a God, whose presence truly surrounds us each day...and in many different ways.
One thing I know for sure; is that when we look for God in our lives; we do find Him...and we do find that He is truly there for all of us...no matter what life may bring our way...so look for Him, in your life today!