Friday, March 29, 2013

Precious Moments





It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged and I have been meaning to make some time but this season has been a little busier than usual. Tonight, I was thinking about turning in early because I felt exhausted but I knew I needed to write. I was brought back to what I read earlier and felt prompted to shake off the tiredness and grab my laptop, even if only for a few minutes...

In the morning I read Psalm 16 and camped out at verse 11 a little while…

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

So, I sat down at my desk and, before I started writing, I read the verse again. It’s a familiar verse, one of my favorites, but the things I meditated on in the morning were fresh and not so familiar. I started to collect my thoughts a bit and then remembered how Psalm 16:11 was one of Christen’s favorite verses, too. She’s been in my thoughts often lately, especially with her birthday approaching. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed…

I didn’t want to get sad, and I knew I needed to start writing something, so I decided to look through another translation of the Bible and read the study notes inside. For some reason, I grabbed an older study Bible of mine off the shelf - one that used to be my ‘regular’ Bible. Filled with all sorts of notes and dates and memories. As I opened it, I was blown away at what sat inside the pages. It was the program from Christen’s funeral service and at the very top was Psalm 16:11.

I smiled and let out a chuckle. I can’t put what I felt into words, but it was special...
a gift from God.

I know if Christen were still on this earth, she’d encourage me to go do what God’s called me to do and write. After such a precious moment of inspiration this evening, I did just that, I got to work. The thoughts began to flow faster than I could type them. Though it’s not all posted here right now, I trust that after all I read tonight and was inspired to begin to write, that posts will become more frequent in the upcoming weeks (after Easter).  

I’m grateful for the Holy Spirit's prompting to spend time with Him and for shedding light on the Truth of God's Word. And I'm grateful for how God continues to use Christen's memory to encourage and inspire, particularly in the area of my writing. (Yet another nudge to get busy). I look forward to sharing what He's showing... 





Happy Birthday in heaven, dear Christen... 

Extra Love. 





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