18 hours ago
Saturday, June 25, 2011
I'LL MEET YOU IN THE MORNING
"One of the best kept secrets of our faith is the blessedness and joy of cultivating a secret life with God. Imagine the sheer delight of it even now. You're tucked away in a quiet nook, the door is shut; you're curled up in a comfortable position; the living word of God is laid open before you; Jesus Himself stands at your side; the Holy Spirit is gently washing your heart; your love is awakened as you meditate upon the gracious words of His mouth; your spirit is ignited and your mind is renewed; you talk to Him and He talks to you in the language of intimate friendship."
Oh and how sweet is that meeting when we take the time to do it. It is my favorite time of the day.
One of my favorite old hymns is IN THE GARDEN....
I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear
Falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.
And, He walks with me
And He talks with me
And tells me I am His own.
And the joy we share
As we tarry there
None other will
That song is special to me because I love meeting with Him in my garden.
In JESUS CALLING today, I read,
"Open your hand and your heart to receive this day as a precious gift from Me. I begin each day with a sunrise, announcing My radiant Presence. By the time you rise from your bed, I have already prepared the way before you. I eagerly await that first conscious thought. I rejoice when you glance My way."
As I sat in the quiet solitude of my garden this morning, His presence was so real. He tells me in Zephaniah 3: 17 that He "rejoices over me with singing," Can you fathom that? The God of the universe rejoices over ME with singing?!!! I can. He did it this morning. He sent the birds to sing sweet melodies as I sat in His presence. Not only that, but as the gentle breeze blew He reminded me that His Holy Spirit breathes on me moment by moment of every day. His love washes over me. As I looked around at the beauty of His creation, the intricate design of His handiwork, I am also reminded of who He is, the Master Designer, Creator, Holy God. What a privilege to bow in His presence and worship Him in the beauty of His holiness....right in the middle of His garden.