Friday, October 28, 2011

In MY Life ~

I felt God's touch when...I was sitting out on our patio watching leaves gracefully making their way to the ground.  A storm was headed our way and announcing it's arrival, a brisk wind.  As the leaves floated and danced, I laughed.  OUT LOUD.  Just watching the way they fluttered down filled my heart with delight.  And then it happened.  One leaf, surfing on a current of air streaming in my direction, far removed from the swirling of leaves in our yard, gently landed on my leg. My delight now poured forth in tears...as it so usually does.  Thank you, Lord, for touching us when we least expect it in ways we never could have imagined.


I saw God's love when...the afternoon sun turned ordinary grass into a sight to behold.  On it's own, it seldom catches my eye, but this day, the rays of the sun transformed what was ordinary into something exquisitely extraordinary.  I marvel at the way God's love does the same thing in my life.  I'm nothing without HIM, and yet when He shines His love into my life, what a difference He makes.


I heard God's leading when...finding myself in the midst of an innocent conversation which was now taking a turn onto Gossip Avenue, I stood up and quickly excused myself from the room. I heard God telling me to "flee" and I did. I rejoice in my God who loves me enough to keep my ears (and my lips!) from lies and words that inflict so much damage.

I tasted God's goodness when...this past week my husband climbed up onto the roof to do some "winterizing".  He emptied water from our swamp cooler, then wrapped it up for the colder months ahead.  Next, he cleaned our chimney from the top down and back again.  While he was preparing our home for winter, God's hand of protection was over him, guarding his steps, maintaining his balance.  The goodness of a roof over my head, the goodness of a husband (safe and sound) and the goodness of God to have blessed me with both~

I experienced God's power when...early Thursday morning, my husband and I were awakened by a sudden clap of thunder.  As we snuggled together listening to the symphony of raindrops, punctuated with lightning and thunder, I sensed God's power in a new and mighty way.  How majestic is our God, how powerful and mighty is He.  That night, the heavens declared His glory and the earth resonated with His presence. 



6 comments:

  1. I loved seeing God's hand in your life, Stacy. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Blessings on your weekend!
    Pam at www.2encourage.blogspot.com

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  2. Stacy,

    Thank you for stopping by and I am glad you did, this is beautifully written, I love how you praise God and see His heartprints stamped on your life. It is in the small things that we see His mighty hand at work. Blessings to you Stacy.

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  3. LOVE this idea, Stacy! Especially as I think about sharing with my kiddos.
    So glad that I could be an encouragement to you through my blog post. It's always all about Jesus!

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  4. Hi Stacy:

    I love reading your post. You always bring me to a place of feeling as if I am right there.

    I linked my Weekend Reflections post today - with a scripture, reflection, and prayer. Hope that is okay, because it does reflect God's goodness and His touch in our lives.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  5. :) I love the idea of intentionally looking back and finding ways He's interacted with us. I might have to do this in my journal. :)

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  6. God's fingerprints are all around us! Thank you for sharing in this creative way.

    Blessings, Joan

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