Dear Blog Followers,
Some of you may have noticed that I have not written a new post for awhile and are wondering where I am and what am I doing. I want to assure all three of you that I am still here and, like most of you, I am eagerly waiting for Spring to arrive. While I have been waiting, I have been doing extremely intensive writing about a very dark time in my life and how the Lord got me to the other side, “out of darkness and into His marvelous light” [See I Peter 2:9] once more. I plan to share these writings sometime soon after Resurrection Sunday.
In the meantime, I need to rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Spring to come, in His perfect timing. I also need to wait until He tells me it’s time to share my story with all of you. Until then, my prayer is the following poem by Wilferd A. Peterson:
SLOW ME DOWN, LORD
Ease the pounding of my heart by the
quieting of my mind.
Steady my hurried pace with a vision of
the eternal reach of time.
Give me, amid the convusion of the day, the
calmness of the everlasting hills.
Break the tensions of my nerves and
muscles with the soothing music of the
singing streams that live in my memory.
Help me to know the magical, restoring
power of sleep.
Teach me the art of of taking minute
vacations – of slowing down to look at a
flower, to chat with a friend, to pat a dog, to
read a few lines of a good book.
Slow me down, Lord, and inspire me to
send my roots deep into the soil of life’s enduring
values that I may grow toward the stars
of my greater destiny.
This poem is very appropriate for me to read and ponder during this Lenten Season when believers in Christ take time to reflect on what He was done for us, repent and receive God’s forgiveness, rejoice in joy of our salvation, and look forward to His return when He will make all things new!
Yes, Spring is coming soon!
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!
“Be patient, therefore, brothers [and sisters], until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for his precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand” [James 5:7-8].
Peace Be With You All!
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