He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God. Psalm 50:23Thinking
What to do when a season for the reframing project comes to an end and so much remains unheard. Like a door opening to a fall, my heart and my head brace for the next season.
I spent a weekend in the mountains with pen and paper poised, ready to write the wise words He would speak. I watched and I waited; the words absent on the pages.
I waited and I watched. The words began to form from my lips, not His.
The thank offerings spilled out word upon word as I beheld beauty and provision, celebration and quiet, salvation and purpose.
I continue to speak out loud thank offerings to my Creator, my Lord, as I move into a new season.
Thank offerings honor the Lord and prepare the way for salvation.
Thankful words pour from my lips to His ears.
enjoying crisp, cool nights
sleeping in warm beds
eating apple and cranberry pie after a hike
crackling yellow and brown leaves underfoot
seeing red, brown, green, yellow tree leaves on display
watching a shimmering lake
catching sun burning off fog
joining in laughter and listening in a cabin
hearing God through the voice of a mother and a father
hearing God through the voice of a two-year old boy
experiencing wedding celebration in three languages
connecting heart to heart in a quiet moment
meeting a majestic moose on the night road
sharing goods and foods and friends in common
hearing reports of generous-hearted teens
bonding time away with daughter
giving language to emotions
acting on compassionate feelings
understanding more of the heart of God
repenting for smallness of my heart
opening to a more excellent way
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