Friday, September 9, 2011

The Call of HIS Heart~

When was the last time you were immersed in real life?

Last night, (although, technically, I suppose 2:00 am would be classified as morning) my husband and I were knee deep in pondersosa pines and elk.  As the moonlight flooded the meadows and framed the majesty of mountain peaks, my love and I were serenaded.  All around us we heard the song of bugling elk.

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My wild-at-heart husband had brought along his elk call. As I sat breathlessly still,  he called and the elk answered. As I listened, I felt as though I was eavesdropping on their conversation. With each call, the elk responded.  With each invitation, the elk drew nearer.  My husband was soon able to woo these "mighty men" of the mountain into our very midst.

This is real life.

Whether knee deep in nature, lost in piles of laundry, or wading our way through a field of fear, failure, or fatigue,

if we listen,

 if we take the time to be still,

we will hear our Kingly husband, Jesus, serenading us. In whispers of forgiveness, in shouts of majesty, in melodies of blessing, favor and faithfulness, He woos us to Him.  He beckons us to draw near.  He invites us to come into His very midst.

Today, stop.  Listen.  Allow the call of His heart to penetrate your own.  Don't resist.  Don't turn away.  Let His voice be all you are attune to.  Follow the sound of His heartbeat.  Draw near to the sound of His voice.  Step out of the darkness and into the light of His love and grace.  Come into His very midst.

For this....

Misty mountain path
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 is real life~

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  1. What a beautiful use of the English language. Your words and imagery are beautiful as is the picture in the woods. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh wow. I love this. Thank you so much for sharing! I think I love it especially much because I completely agree, and I am so happy someone else understands the way I do. The wild. This is real life.

  3. I love this, Stacy! And I want to do that! :)

  4. Stacy, Stacy, Stacy, I have been thinking about your very first sentence all week!

    When was the the last time I was immersed in real life and not somewhere else in my head, thinking about the past or the future or wishing away precious moments.

    Good write. Thanks.

  5. How beautiful! I love the image of your husband and the elk. Being immersed in real life is definitely a blessing not to be missed.

  6. i tried to comment earlier, but my computer was acting up.. so if this posts twice, feel free to delete one :)

    this is seriously beautiful. the picture of you captured of us drawing near to Christ is so powerful. LOVE this post!

  7. So very beautiful! When life gets so busy for me I like to just stop, look at His beauty all around me and it somehow brings peace to my soul. Thanks for this post!

  8. I do need to stop and listen for his voice in the midst of my crazy everday:) Thanks for this post!!!

  9. I felt like I was right there with you watching the elk! Awesome post!


  10. Loved your words, Stacy. What a beautiful experience. If we take the time to be still...that's the key, isn't it?

  11. Hi Stacy - you always speak straight into my heart. I will be listening out for my Saviour today. God bless


Thank you for leaving a "heartprint" of your own.