I barely heard him over the crowd. He mentioned “trust” to her as she shared their big plans and hopes. “You know the place, Proverbs 3:5-6…” he said.
Mentioned trust, then looked towards me, and added, “Of course you do, you’ve got her.”
It was a gift, to be known as one who talks of God and trust and love to my children so that they know.
Such a pretty night, just the slightest breeze and the aura of a singer and a guitarist had me optimistic.
The singer’s voice gritty, heart and soul in his movements and melodies. The guitarist, honed in on his part; both, phenomenal talents.
Doing their thing, for us; but, seemed mainly for themselves, the satisfaction of sharing their souls’ song and string.
The vibe was easy, the night was soulful and my soul was full.
Leaving the day behind to happen upon a friend, see an acquaintance in the distance, people who’d otherwise be postured with just a nod of notice, reaching out arms for an embrace and saying more than ever before, glad you’re here.
I was taken to a place of letting go.
She took me there, my daughter. The night was splendid, turned my day around.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
A mom stopped by yesterday to pick up a painting, a gift for her mother.
I’d leaned it against an empty chair and had two days with “her”.
Checked it over to be sure the paint and layered words were sealed, added a card denoting my life verse and contact info to the back.
Then, saw the place where trust had been revealed from under layers of paint.
And smiled, fascinated by my creation.
“I love this girl.” I told the buyer when she arrived and explained I love her not in an accomplished way or even satisfied over technique or tradition.
I’d realized earlier that whether it’s a paragraph or a painting, there’s a joy that comes that I’m not sure I can explain.
You step back, sit back and you know.
“This is me, this is mine. I’ve conveyed something that is sincere, genuinely me.”
Then you trust it more, you trust this thing God made you to discover.
You trust that painting, writing, singing or strumming unfettered and unfiltered are a part of His plan.
‘Tis so sweet…trusting more.
‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord!
O’ for grace to trust Him more.