Friday, December 6, 2013

Let it soak

 

Joining in today with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday.  Today’s word is REFLECT.

 

I’ve slowly been reading over these words:

“The Lord will be all the light I will ever need. Your God will provide your glory...”

Let that soak.

God will provide ME with glory.   We are glorious to Him.

God, I won’t need the sun to brighten my day or the moon and lamps to give me light. You, Lord will be all the light I ever need. You will provide my glory, brilliant for all time. Your sun will never set; your moon will never be eclipsed in shadow, for I’ll bask in Your light, Lord forever! Never again will I suffer the dark night of despair. (Isaiah 60:19-20 VOICE)

I so don’t deserve to bask in Your light or have an ounce of Your glory. But I’m so humbled and gracious that You don’t see me that way and You WANT to share glory and be glorious with me...to be a reflection of You.

Thank You.

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God, You’ve kept showing up this week as Light in the Word and as I’ve been decorating for Christmas. It makes me want to say the words in Isaiah 60:5...

 

“Then you will look and be radiant; your heart will throb and swell with joy.”

 

Lord, I look to You and feel radiant; my heart throbs and swells with joy because of the love You have for me.

 

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12 comments:

  1. Visiting as your FMF neighbor. I like the connection you made between the prompt and the season. Well done. Have a blessed Christmas.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and your comment. Enjoyed visiting your place and I hope this Christmas you'll "reflect on the reason for the season!" Merry Christmas!

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  2. Really enjoyed reading the bible verse "swell with joy"! That's my goal for this season. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Barb. I hope your season will swell with joy, too! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and your comment, Lori. I just visited your space and "alzheimer's" caught my eye. I worked with those special people for several years and still have a special place in my heart for them. Blessings to you this Christmas and you reflect Jesus' light!

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  4. Beth, I am a FMF neighbor who very much enjoyed your posting on reflect. I too liked the tying to the Christmas season.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for stopping by and your kind words. I enjoyed reading your reflections this week too! Blessings!

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  5. Beth - I am visiting from Lisa Jo's and am experiencing Advent this year it seems for the first time! I love this! It made me think of this worship song... God I look to you... I'm gonna soak in that for a bit this morning - so thank you! http://youtu.be/z1nJrioKNvI

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    1. Thanks for your comments Karrilee. What a joy to be experiencing Advent in a new way! Thanks also for that great song and glad that came to your mind when reading that. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Stopping in from FMF. I too wrote about Isaiah 60: 19-20. It's always fun to see what everyone comes away with while reflecting on the word of the week. Have a wonderfully blessed day!

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    1. I wondered if you were doing the Good Morning Girl study so I went and visited your place and you are too! It's been such a blessing and I'm glad we connect that way! I hope the study will make your advent even more special! Thanks for stopping by!

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