Love. This God-word. I mean. Take it in.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland (Isaiah 43:19, NLT)
It changes the view of every. single. day.
To take in a God-word, to let it simmer and become a part of who we are and what we do requires taking space in the day to let it in. It’s early morning hours for me.
And, yes, late nighters . . . I understand the Light can be found in the darkness . . . in amazing ways.
My point can be underlined by reminding you that the stories of finding Jesus up early in the morning remains epic. Just saying.
Getting up before the world gets up should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. And when possible go outside. There’s something sacred about the quiet of the early morning hours right before the light of day breaks through the darkness of night.
It’s the space that the words of the ancient writer echoes in my soul . . . I AM ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING NEW . . . which continually gives me a fresh new hope:
- in the seen and unseen work of God.
- in the possibilities to come.
- in the newness of the day.
- in the not-yet.
And, hope is key to focusing on what matters throughout the day.
I pray you and I will see the new of God. It matters—Kerrie
~It’s going to happen–THE VIEW in two different locations: Sunday, September 3, @ 10:30 am @ 1219 3rd St NW Salem, Oregon 97304 and a podcast, which will first be aired at the same time (directions will be on our website, http://rdcsalem.com/, which is in a “remodeling state” and on RDC facebook page).
The different formats will give a somewhat different view of the same subject.
Please let us know on RDC facebook page or on one of my connection points (below) that you joined in when you listen to the podcast–it’s important to recognize one another as community, regardless of where you are at while listening.
Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED