By Elizabeth Cartier
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you save, O Lord.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.
Psalm 36:5-9 (ESV)
What a great time I had with the Lord that cool and windy day. The clouds put on a show as you see in the photo. Our God meets us where we are and shows us more of Himself in all of creation.
His love is so big, it extends to the heaven, who know how high that is?
And His faithfulness to the clouds, how good is He to us who seek Him!
I want to encourage you to go out into nature and seek the Lord. Take the word of God with you and read it outloud, let your ears hear what the Loud is saying to you. Listen to His word, let it sink into your soul and spirit, wait on Him and listen. Give Him time. He is just waiting for you to come. He longs to commune with you, His beloved child.
The Lord met me that day by the water and gave me a tune to sing His word back to Him.
What a blessing it is to seek Him and find Him. How He loves to be found.
By Elizabeth Cartier
Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:13,14
This long weekend I had a great privilege of taking two very special friends out at different times to listen to our Lord in the whisper by the water. One friend I have known for years and the other I just met last month at the open house.
Two different days, two different experiences. Doesn't He know what we need when we need it?
The first time out was after the rains on Saturday, the Lord cleared the storm and everything was at rest, shimmering and still. The sun even came out .
The second time out, the sky was cloudy, and the water was active. You could hear the sound of it against the rocks.
Listening to the Lord through meditating on His word (Lectio Divina) is so powerful.
He is the living water, nothing else satisfies. He desires to give us His cup of living water, but its our choice, He always lets us choose. His cup is always the best, full of His love and mercy. And when we choose His cup, it is His love flowing in us and overflowing to those around us.
His whispers are directed to our hearts, encouraging our faith. His word renews our minds.
When we take time to be still and listen, He is more then willing to speak. And when we get out in nature and see the beauty of His creation, it refreshes us in every way.
Come be refreshed at our next Whispers By The Water on Sunday, October 26th at 1:00.
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