Monday, August 29, 2011

Lemonade stands------a taste of heaven

Do I really want to be quenched?
He is so generous with His grace.........knowing that this life can be the dry.
He sprinkles His grace in the undeserved places.............leaving me thirsty for more. It's a drop here, a drop there leaving me a glimpse of what is ahead- heaven!
How many times have I shut my mouth in rebellion? Refusing to taste the living waters?  
How many times has heaven knocked and I wouldn't answer?
When I wake in the morning to what sometimes seems so it me who is choosing to say NO to the JOY?  To the joy of the here and now!

Most days I am living the tired...........tired from the race we call is then that I feel like I am living my own ground-hog day!
Sometimes I think is this it? Is this who I am destined to beAlways thirsty for more of Him but missing Him in the now?
It is then that I ask myself; "Who am I?"  "Who am I really?" Where did I come from?

Am I the one who says NO to the lemonade stands because this race we call life is so busy-  that we must push ahead.......ahead with the laundry.....ahead with wiping up one- last crumb.....ahead with the making of beds..........and the cleaning of bathrooms?
Is He not enough for the now? Is the busy-ness of this life just a cover-up?  A cover-up to run away from the presence of the Great I AM?
What if we laid it all down?  Laid down the craziness of our life.......... to say YES to this moment of His grace.
We can't ever go back in is moving fast.  Like turning pages in a book........what you just read becomes your past......and the Great I AM is the Omnipotent- the one who knows no time- the one who is the every-where.
The ever-lasting quench thirster is the, "Great I AM!"
Stopping in the breath in HIS grace..................exhaling all the pain...........exhaling all the to do list.......exhaling the craziness of this life.........and simply enjoying HIM in this moment.
But first we must learn to open wide and drink..............gulp HIM. He will let us drink if we want.......tasting the sweet moments of grace in the now.
He is ENOUGH even in the dry moments..........only HE can quench our thirst!

Revelation 22:17;
 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

I want to be to receive the free gift of........the only water that will truly quench my thirst- the water of life!

John 7:37-38;
37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”[a]

all of grace,
The gifts that keep on coming:
taking communion at church
prayer time before the house wakes
teens braiding each other's hair
teen wiping her eyes at church service
fall pumpkin that I sat out (teens making fun of me for it)
school starting
alone time
husband who takes the day off
plants all watered
tomatoes still growing in back yard
making homemade bread
sunday dinners on screen porch
candles lit everywhere
new bible study starting
seeing teen-friend in the grocery store who says she wants to come again this fall for teen bible study at my home!
powerful God- El Shaddi
a pastor who prays hard all week
a choir that is annointed" target="_blank">" >