"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Sun Room

My favorite room at the Flames House is the Sun Room.  In the first few weeks of Rachel's life - we spent alot of time there, holding Rachel and allowing the sunshine to cheer and comfort our hearts.  Dave took some pictures there during our last visit and there certainly wasn't much sun to speak of...but I love these shots because they remind me of some special times we have had there already.  I also love these pictures because they remind me of times of past reflections and communion with God - spaces in which I was quiet enough to hear God speak.  There haven't been enough times like this lately and I long for that awareness of His presence again.  My thoughts have been too busy, too noisy...and so I am thankful for these small reminders that He is Here....pursuing me, inviting me to sit at His feet again...

These are the promises I just read...

"Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you." - James 4:8

"The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and Life." John 6:63

"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.
The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The commandments of the LORD are right, giving insight to life.
Reverence for the LORD is pure, lasting forever.
The laws of the LORD are true, each one is fair.
They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.
They are a warning to those who hear them; there is great reward for those who obey them"
-Psalm 19:7-11

Today I know that I have been out of practice in listening to God...I know that I have been worshiping other idols...and I have been awkard with silence and when the rare opportunity comes, I rush to fill it with other things - and usually it's the computer.  I find it amazingly hard to be still.  But I can hear you ask (because I often ask this question too... )"What about the many times when I feel like I have drawn close, only to be met with silence? Why is God so hard to hear?"  

Dave wrote an article recently that I felt like I could connect with...and he gave his permission for me to share it. Ok, here it is - we put it up on David's blog

1 comment:

Jaclyn said...

I am so glad that you can relax in the sun room! It looks wonderful! I can see that being such a beautiful peaceful spot to just be.

I'm going to pray that you may feel God's nearness! I want to reassure you though that it is totally ok to go through different feelings about God. Some days he feels near, the next far away, then you feel betrayed and then you're in awe of his love and forgiveness...the list goes on and on. I don't pretend to know your feelings, and maybe you don't feel anything like this, but these are just ones that I felt when we went through a loss. You are so ok Kendra! You are loved!

You guys are so special to us all!