02 December 2007

It's Time. . .

So, after enjoying the perusing of the blogs of my friends I decided it was time. I can't promise how often I'll blog. But it's just as much for me as it is for you. I need a forum in which to give honor and glory to the God of all Creation. For He is a good God. 

This past week has been one of intense longing. And longing mostly for God Himself. Of course there are other longings as well. Longings to see the extravagance of God. Longing to be in the center of God's will. Longing to see the hearts of God's people Alive in the joy of God Himself. Longing to see those around me in darkness turn to the wonderful Light of the Christ of Christmas. And so, I find that my longing returns to a basic longing for God Himself. Longing to be filled with all the fullness of God so that as the Master Goldsmith turns up the heat under the gold that is me, so that as the nasty scum rises to the surface, God is able to transform my life into that pure gold that He longs for. 

Do you long for God? Where do your thoughts travel in the still moments of your heart? When you finally have a chance to pray or read or meditate, what are the things that consume you? Is it the bills that need to be paid? Or is it the Christmas list you need to fill? Or the clothes that need to be folded or the meal that needs to be prepared? Or do you think of Him? Do you have a thirsty longing for God Himself?


Anonymous said...

Welcome, dear friend. As a fellow blogger, it is a privilege to have you join the ranks. Feel free to stop by tickertrouble.blogspot.com for a mix of the sublime and the ridiculous.

Thanks for a thought provoking post. I pray that God will increase my longing for Him!

Matthew and Rhonda said...

A thought provoking post, indeed. This Christmas season I have been feeling rushed and unable to do all the "normal" preparations I would love to be doing, and my prayer has been that I would worship Christ this Christmas and not the trimmings and traditions.

I'm so happy that you're blogging!!! :)

a wetgarden said...

Oh Sis, my heart reaches through this screen and beats right along with yours!

Oh that I may know Him---not just in the power of His resurrection, but in the fellowship of His sufferings!

I'm so, let me repeat, SO glad you're a blogger. I love hearing your heart.
Can't wait till tomorrow!
Love you heaps and bushels!

Juwah said...

Welcome to the blog world my friend. So glad to have you officially join us.

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