Calm

I AM the seasons

for your soul's linger;

I AM here to work;

with mighty fingers.

I AM your warmth,

your garden's till'

awaken from your rest,

I AM here for your soul's fill.

Before you begin your day:

Let us pause today. The Lord accompanies us as we journey deeper within ourselves. Can you feel the calm before we follow the Lord to Calvary? Use today as a time to consider these past days. Weeks. What do you notice within yourself? Has the Lord prompted your spirit to awaken? 

 

What do you feel as we look forward to the upcoming journey? Weakness? Comfort? Stress? Joy? Sorrow? Doubt? Hope? What do you require of God as you continue? What does God require of you?

 

Choose a word or words from the poem that describe what the Lord wishes to provide for you. Write it down on a piece of paper. This poem has been transforming since the first two Sundays you saw it. Do you recognize the difference? We stated, then we asked, now He answers. 

 

Do you remember the word you chose the first Sunday you saw similar words? The second Sunday? Have there been changes in the words you are drawn to? If you still have the papers you've collected from the previous weeks, attach any new ones to the stack. Keep them somewhere safe, so you might reflect on them later. 

 

Remember at the beginning of your journey, you asked to be planted. As you moved forward and began to grow, your legs answered with strength, your heartbeat answered in rhythm, your senses answered in keenness, and your soul answered in hope. Now, the Lord stands in the midst of the garden of your soul. He says, I AM here.

 

Spend a few quite moments with God. Let the Holy Spirit's roots lengthen within you. Your needs? His till? Speak and Listen.

 

During your day:

Reflect on any daily reading or devotional.

 

Throughout your day:

INHALE: I follow. 

EXHALE: You lead.

(repeat as many times as needed)

 

Before you end your day:

Blessed Lord, thank You for this week. Help me to truly rest and reflect today. Strengthen our steps as We journey forward.

 

Goodnight; sleep well; know you are blessed.

 

 

 

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