( I wrote my post before I saw the theme this week, sorry.)
I am so thankful or sweet fellowship with my Lord!
I don't think I could adequately describe the sweetness and deep satisfaction this 'quiet hour' with the Lord has brought over the years.
By His grace, it has become the single most needful and important part of my day.
It started several years ago with a weight loss bible study, of all things, that I would do in the mornings that included journaling your thoughts and struggles.
I was hooked when I began to see if I showed up each morning and cried out to Him, He not only "showed up" but poured out His love and mercy upon me. What started out as a simple bible study became my very life line.
All these years later that quiet time has only become richer and more precious.
There have been . . .
. . .many hurts that have been healed
. . .many joys expressed
. . .many tears shed
. . .many sins exposed
. . .many fears relieved
. . .many prayers answered
I am unashamed to admit that I am completely and utterly desperate for Him! I need Him to speak to my heart, pick me up off the floor, quiet my restless heart and direct my steps.
I am forever thankful for what HE has made our quiet time into.
These are two of my favorite verses that speak to me about this time with Him.
The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning. (Ps. 24:14 Amp.)
And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]! (Isaiah 30:18)
How about you, do you have a daily precious time with your Lord?
Do you find it to be the most wonderful thing in the world?
He longs to meet with you and speak to your heart.
Please check out what other precious women are thankful for.