That’s What We Do, 19 Sept – #433 *

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That’s What We Do, 19 Sept

Well, I had the most wonderful touching day.. so many blessings… So many I can’t tell you about them all… And the day is not done yet…

From sponsoring a friend for her reaffirmation baptism, feeling her witness, with hugs all around – to singing my heart out for God in the praise band for His “Unfailing Love” – where I close my eyes and let my ears be filled with the sounds of God’s explosions like fireworks… and those quiet tones of God’s beauty gently soothing as a river runs from my ears thru my soul… Today also an amazing guest speaker touched by God then called by God to be His hands and feet – and guess what? God called to him in his car!!!! Like me!!! I nearly fell out of my pew – that’s sooooo awesome… My car is still my tabernacle… I am BLESSED… God calls…

My image of the day on auto replay overfills my heart – the sight of one of our littlest 4yr old VBS-ers running full steam for me… I can’t even believe she would remember me from july…. This LIGHT exuded from her face like no other, her glowing LOVE was so strongly overflowing and oh God stretched my heart just that much bigger today… God’s spirit poured into me, oy!!! 
My witness to God’s love is just like one of my dear dear friends said today, it’s everything… God’s love is from God in EVERYTHING… 

My sound bite of the day is from a dear seasoned UMW leader, setting up her afternoon district meeting in my church, I made the coffee, while at my third time at church of a five time visit kind of day… and I paused to let out a big sigh of the wonderful but hectic day… I recounted just a little, she turned and flatly said “That’s what we do…”… Stilled, I was stilled as in “BE STILL”, I was stopped, then moved to keep moving… yes “that’s what we do”… when we are stopped and changed by the SPIRIT we are so blessed… and then we are filled by the SPIRIT and then we are moved by the SPIRIT… and then we just go DO God’s work – because “that’s what we do”…

I got up then and kept moving… my favorite Joni Mitchell song is Woodstock “I feel to be a cog in something turning”… Yes, we are cogs in God’s plan, we move, others move, small or little moves, we are all powered by SPIRIT. We are moving back to the garden…

Now I sit quietly in my tabernacle of a car…oh how I feel I could use a week for retreat, what I have is 1 hour and I’m taking it at the 9/11 Garden of Reflection, the place where I knew I was 100% with Jesus on February 1st 2015… I knew God changed me forever, I knew HE wasn’t taking no for an answer… He drove me to Jesus, took my heart and took off my veil and broke my chains, re-vined me, fed me and grew me for His purposes, not mine… And in doing so He opened my eyes as well as my heart and made me realize I was HIS Forever… I ALWAYS was, HE just needed me to realize it… He needed me to take off those chains and walk towards Him.

OK, I’m going to get out of my car now and go touch that 9/11 steel that means so much and pray on my prayer of LIFE, of  LOVE, of PEACE… Peace that only God can give…  I pray the devil to stand down from meddling in PEACE – in world peace – and in my peace, in my family’s and in friends’ peace – it is all God’s PEACE… I surrender ALL to you, Lord, that’s my prayer… Driven by You to You for You…

Summer bugs, peaceful raindrops, two towers of water…steel… Love…magnified memories…

This Garden is filled with children’s coloring of PEACE doves… I could stay here all night, but doves keep moving, keep moving to spread the PEACE… They remember and then they keep moving… There’s miles to go now…

We move in GOD’S plan… 
“That’s what we do”…

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