Once Was Smooth: part 3
December 30, 2009
God breathed the ice crystals
all is beauty
of my sins
all is beauty
* These magnificent winter wonders continue to grace with their pointed beauty. At first, all was gray, as black and white blurred. But now I see supreme splashes & dainty drops of color painted from a most divine palette. He made it all. And I have tried to capture some to share it with you, yes, even despite my inadequacies.
For more ice crystal barbs covering what Once Was Smooth, go here…
Repentance & Renewal, as miss Ann at Holy Experience talks of today (as part of her Walk with Him Wednesday: sharing of spiritual practices that draw us nearer to His heart), is also fluttering between my heart, mind, and mouth. Dare I say I am a new creature in Christ–without really meaning it?
Really living it?
And what about loving it?
Yes, loving that I am renewed in His gracious grasp. But how will you know that if I keep it to myself? How will you learn of His never-ceasing love if I don’t spill the beans about what He has done for me?
Do we dare live it, right out loud?
If someone grabbed you across the chest and under your arms as you were flailing and drowning in a lake tumbled with rough waves and surging currents, would you thank them with sobs and hugs? Perhaps even give them a gift to show your gratitude? Since God holds onto us by more than our arms, don’t you want to gift Him with your finest presence?
Your finest presence. It is found in Him.
Me? I repented. I accepted. And I am renewed!
As we continually weave Him into our very soul tapestries, we can do nothing less than show Him. In us. After all, our presence is His.