September 4, 2014

whisper

Five-Minute-Friday: a chance to sit down and pen unfiltered, unedited, with community about one word. Share your story, won't you?I have been hanging out with these wonderful writers for a while, and it has been one of the most encouraging experiences of my life. So please, come sit with us awhile?

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WHISPER



Sometimes I don't listen very well. 

After the way Job's God-words have been walking behind me and throwing shadows across my path, you would think I would get the picture. But Job 26:14 is back for another round of unedited writing and community. 

It has been easy for me to feel down. There is a hold on my dreams of students and books tumbling around a classroom under my direction. Some days feel heavy with the weight of imagined judgement and my own disappointment. 

So I began the adventure of substitute teaching today.  I watched the sunrise spread all purple and pink and golden rays and lines flinging across a sky scaled with grey clouds, and the sun came up orange. That ocean wave of mist twirled up in the hollow in a perfect curl.``

All I have is what I need, this I know, Audrey Assad sang quietly. I felt peace then. I knew not that I would be blessed by the coming day.

He'd been whispering in my lonely, tear-flecked moments "My ways, you cannot know." Whispers of His goodness to come, outskirts of ways, incomprehensible thunder, hemming in behind and before, searching out paths. 

I could talk about my day for quite a ramble. But I will just say this: I couldn't stop smiling on the drive home. 

Grace spilling into smiles, and hope rising like a second dawn, slow and misty.

13 comments:

  1. I'm so glad your day went well, we often forget to listen but when we do he is there for us always
    Popping over from fmf
    http://www.stumblingwithgrace.co.uk/

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  2. The imagery of the sunrise is lovely. Glad you had a good first day. :) Love #FMF!

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  3. Substitute teaching is NOT easy. Hang on to your dreams--there's a purpose behind each experience and trial. He will whisper the strength into you just when you need it.

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    1. Yes. Thank you for your understanding and your encouragement :)

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  4. "Whispers of His goodness to come." Yes, exactly! So much hope in the message-love it!

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    1. I am blessed by your time and thoughts :)

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  5. Oh, I love Audrey Assad...her music... speaks in the best of whispers..

    Great post here today. I'm not your neighbor (this time!) in FMF... but you know I have to come back here... you're such a blessing with words. I'll be thinking of you...great post!

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    1. I am so glad you do come back! I have lots of fun reading your posts, too. :) glad to find a fellow Audrey Assad fan!

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  6. Beautiful imagery, thanks for sharing!

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