Counting Down The Days Until… 18

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Counting Down The Days Until...
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It is such a privilege to be able to post my thoughts every day regarding things in my life. It is a greater privilege to have a few who are willing to give up their time and read these posts. i shared yesterday that i was sitting on a park bench waiting, for what i do not know? Anyway i went to post today and saw a comment that was made on yesterday’s post and i can’t tell you how encouraging it was for me. It’s as though the Dream Giver sent me something to read while i’m waiting.

The reader says, “It’s like we don’t even know how to allow God to give us that rest, that peace, that we long for. I like the way you said it – “unforced rhythms of grace”. The idea of living freely and lightly is something I’ve been contemplating, especially this week. It’s back to trust, Proverbs 3:5-6.

Sunday at Cowboy Up the trainer was showing us what it looks like when a horse and rider have a trust relationship. The truth is, there was no fear or worry on the part of the horse, just alertness to the non-verbal signals the rider would send, telling him what to do. The horse never wondered what to expect next, he just responded to the light touch, the subtle tap, and in that there was beauty. The trust relationship without fear, even when the rider did things the horse would normally fear; the horse was able to shine as he trotted around the arena under the rider’s direction. He did not HAVE to obey, but when he chose to, it was beautiful. It’s that simplicity I’m after. Relationship that flows from an awareness of Him, His leading, His guidance, without fear or worry.

I’m wondering if in some ways we never leave sanctuary as He perfects this attentive peace within us.”

Thank you to all that read these post and especially share thoughts like this that are personal yet they make them available here for all to read. TRUST!


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