It's 1:34 am - it's my first time to post on here.
To be honest,
I have struggled with what to say first - the words just aren't coming! I sat here, and thought and sat here and stared at the screen..
I decided to share something with you that I wrote earlier today.
Hopefully you will get a glimpse of where my heart is as I prepare to leave home for a year of midwifery and missions.
I said, "O, God I hear the rumbling, the clamor, clash and distant thundering.... I am afraid."
He speaks to me in a gentle breeze, and washes me in perfect peace.
"Do not be afraid; I am with you. Be strong, Be strong - I will lead you on."
"Yes, lord." I'm yours! I love you!
Like an Oak Tree planted by streams of water, you are my Abba, Father!
Each word of His in perfect rhythm, kept by wisdom.. learned by faith.
I utter, "Thank you Jesus for your Grace!"
And when fears surround me to imprison, I hear His Spirit offer wisdom - " listen, listen."
I stand to say that "Christ is risen!"
Of whom should I be afraid?
When by a call upon God's name I am kept safe. - Proverbs 18:10
O, lead me to a stream,
To a rippling stream of laughing water!
I delight to be with you, delight to be near you...
I was a stranger once but now your daughter,
You were unknown to me before I knew you as my Father. - 1 John 3:1-3
My heart is beating for one reason, my King, my Love.
I said, "O, God I hear the voices of angels singing, the strong and steady call is ever rising, of light and color now colliding!"
God thunders from Heaven and I smell the sounds of His voice in the fragrant honeysuckle-drenched rain.
I am woven in a love, so swept up that it's movements change me...
Away from the old things, alive to everything. God is my God. He is Beautiful above all things.
Written by Orissa M. Kent