Thursday, June 25, 2009

In His Presence

Over the last week my heart has been extremely heavy for all the seniors in my church who are ill, going through change, and who are battling cancer. Also my heart is heavy for my four children and their mates who are not following Christ, and the papers I am still finishing.

The burdens were way to heavy yesterday, so I decided to drive out to my favorite hiding place. About 11km outside of my city there is a prayer wall, prayer path, and prayer labyrinth.

I usually go out to walk the prayer labyrinth, but yesterday I did not get past the prayer wall. I just sat and reflected on the heaviness within my heart for all who are dear to me. I was there for about three hours.

Communication with God when the heaviness is too much to carry is like a body message for the soul.

Jesus to you I pray

Your beams of love fall around
Even when I can not see

Hold each burden
Hear each prayer
Help my soul to release

Knowing deep within
you hear my prayers.

I am a person who loves symbols. The rocks were great for holding, reflecting upon, and for releasing the ache. I had my Holy Spirit journal with me, a camera, a cup of Tim's coffee, and the presence of God was all around healing my soul. If I had a blanket with me, I probably would have gone to sleep under the trees. No not just probably I would have!

"Bling" as I called it yesterday is invisible yet always present, and constantly being poured out from above.

In what ways have you experienced God's presence in your life today? Are there needs in your life that need to be bought before God in prayer? When was the last time you had a good deep conversation with God?

Psalm 61:1-4
Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.

Now I am crying. God is good.

Pax Robin

P.S. I am thankful for the camera Murray gave me last month. I can bring my journey's back home with me to share with others.


Anonymous said...

I am thankful for your camera too...and your beautiful words.

This past week God has been doing the talking. It was my turn to listen. But today was my time to do what He asked of me. I obeyed.

I feel utterly cherished!

Andrea said...

I, too am thankful for your camara. GOD Bless and thank you so much for sharing this moving post. I felt as though I were there with you.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Robin said...

Girl, and Andrea...Love to you both as God continues to surprise you both with special "blings" sent from above.

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