I used to find that going to town elicited a feeling of anticipation and excitement. What will I buy; a new dress, a new chair, knickknacks or a book? Those were fun days and I look back on them with a fond remembrance of time spent with children, sisters, friends, and parents but the thrill of the hunt is now a feeling of dread and I feel an intense longing to stay at home with a good book and cup(s) of coffee! What changed? Instead of the beauty of each moment spent frantically looking for something to buy, I now feel a strong desire to commune with God and revere His majestic creation.
Concurrently, I feel more creative and watch amazed as that creativity blossoms and grows. I’m not talking about having a tremendous gift for anything creative, but rather the allowing of God’s genius to flow through me in very small increments! I’m not a naturally gifted artist, musician, student; you get the idea, but I do thrill at experiencing something greater than myself within me. Wow! When I know without a doubt that the result is not of my ability or making, I’m overwhelmed with the need to praise God! Lord, I praise your name, and thank you for helping me find relief from the endless monotony of going to town!
- The Flames of Spiritual Gift (gospelmet.wordpress.com)
- Filled With The Spirit (achristianmeditation.wordpress.com)