On our final beach day, I wake to the sound of lawnmower instead of sweet birds, the closest to sleeping in all vacation and the landscapers are I guess, trying to beat the heat.
A dog, I decide small, someplace chimes in and it’s crazy because both our dogs left early, yesterday with the children.
Isn’t it ironic? …it figures.
Redirecting the day, I start the coffee and go for the pretty cup, not a morning I’ve had quiet.
Today, I return to bed and inventory my prayer list.
Haphazard or just right I had wondered when I couldn’t squeeze it in, my typical time alone.
So, one word was all. “Insight” was my petition.
I’m looking over my list now and what I just experienced, thinking about what felt like literal stirring in my soul, an uncomfortable unrest.
We watched the waves last night under the crescent moon.
High over the ocean from the pier, the sound of the churning up from underneath, the bringing in of new and the taking out of old, the tide a gentle yet powerful change.
My word, again.
Hoping for change; but, maybe scared that quite very possibly it is possible.
Scary, the reality that God is readying me for something different and I know it.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call insight your intimate friend, – Proverbs 7:4
I know it because my chest is filled with stirring over the potential and it makes me just a little bit afraid.
Returning to my words and His word, I read about the way He carries me, helps me carry my load and I’m remembering His eye on the sparrow and I’m remembering He is the potter, I’m just clay.
And I’m glad for the storing up of these promises because I’m believing based on this stirring that He is preparing me and He is preparing new and new ways.
I’ll be strong, stronger with Him helping to carry me and my load.