Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sweeping the Threshold

I’m filled with excitement.
Have you ever felt that way?  When you are just waiting for the next day to start so you can see what other connections are made, what other people God brings into your life, or what other opportunities He places before you?

Every day lately I have found connection after connection after connection, where one task I’m given directly prepares me for the next one; where each assignment strengthens my ability to complete the NEXT assignment.  

As I stand here, sweeping the threshold of a new adventure, I feel a path has been paved for me, so I have no fear or trepidation; just wonderment at how God takes me on my journeys through life, and always has much greater plans than I ever thought possible. 

Have you seen the connections God has made in your life?  Have you seen in hindsight how he has spared you heartache or failure by setting up a barrier that at one time you resented?

One of my favorite bands, the Newsboys, sing a song that keeps running through my head on a daily basis:  
God is Movin’

I've been oblivious and unaware
That there's a war raging on out there
Between the good, the bad
Every day's a battle

But something's in the air
I can feel it, I can feel it
God is movin', movin', movin'
Love is alive, we're wakin' up
I can feel it, I can feel it
Yeah, God is movin', movin', movin'

Can you feel it? 
God is moving. 
Written in response to www.sundayscribblings2.blogspot.com writing prompt: Sweeping the Threshold.

8 comments:

  1. We think we plan our own lives but that is not the case at all as the paths we take set us tasks and trials we did not envisage and bring us unexpected joys and pleasures as well. So it is with connections too where we meet people unexpectedly and others who sadly leave us behind. How we cope with these changes colors our lives and makes us who we are.

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    1. So true, oldegg! Thanks for checking in! Glad we're on Sunday Scribblings 2 now!

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  2. Sometimes it can veer the other way and you dread getting up..but then something or someone makes you lift your head up and even a small smile or kind word makes all the difference

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    1. Absolutely, and it's nice when we can be that person to help someone smile or to do something nice that they hadn't expected. Thanks, Jae Rose!

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  3. ahhh the holy spirit brushes by bringing you into his presence.... simply beautiful... what a wonderful place to be.... right where we need to be... under the shadow of his wings....

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    1. Amen, Pieceofpie! Love being under his wing!

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  4. Oh yes, I’ve experienced that and truly, it is the best thing ever! But more often I experience short-sightedness, get lost in the details and mired. Even so, whenever I look back I can always see the connections. Which reminds me of one of the best things I ever heard a pastor say, to this effect: when you find yourself distraught by happenings—you don’t know why God has put them before you—stop, and remember what you do know about God: He’s all-wise, all-powerful, gracious, just, merciful, faithful… And that (when I remember to remember it!) always puts me back in touch with that exact, most awesome excitement you’ve described in this post – sorry to ramble! – it is just such an inspiring post : )

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    1. Thank you, Missalister! I'm really glad you like it! I loved the prompt phrase "Sweeping the Threshold." :) Thanks for reading!

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