31 Days of Abiding

Abiding {Day 31} In Fullness of Joy!

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JOY —   delight, great pleasure, jubilation, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, ecstasy.

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  (Psalm 16:11)

We have been on a journey together.  A journey of learning to sit, to be still, to remain in His presence.  I pray that you have had deep and personal encounters with the Lord while you have practiced the art of waiting in His presence.  I am asking the Lord to reach down and fill you up with JOY

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31 Days of Abiding

Abiding {Day 30} – Rooted In Love

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“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”   (Ephesians 3:17-19)

When I first started blogging over two years ago, I chose this scripture verse as the tagline for my blog.  I didn’t choose it because I had an understanding of this kind of love, but

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31 Days of Abiding

Abiding {Day 29} – Behold Him!

I had a completely different post prepared (in my head) for today.  However, after listening to my Pastor’s sermon on “beholding” tonight, I felt God again shifting gears.

As a wife, mom, friend, full-time employee, and someone very involved in the ministry of building a House of Prayer in our region, it’s easy to get out of balance.  It’s easy to “do” all the things God has created me to do, and forget to simply “be”.

I was convicted last night that I have been “doing” more than I have been beholding.  I’ve spent

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31 Days of Abiding

Abiding {Day 28} – God Whispers

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This series on abiding will be over in just four days.  If you’ve missed any of my prior posts, you can go here to catch up.  I’ve been stretched beyond my comfort zone and personally challenged as I’ve written this series.   I found myself struggling for words today and I do not want to strive, not here at the end.  I want to finish strong.  My daughter has had my computer the last couple of nights doing homework.  And because I do not write posts ahead of time, today I am re-posting a poem I wrote in September of 2009.  I hope that it will bless you today.

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