It’s back… that wondrous persimmon glow I wrote about here: Orange Glow… so much more than just a dust polish.
Once again flooding my kitchen with other-worldly radiance, calling to me as Heaven’s lamplight. Bidding, “Come sit with Me, just you and I…”
As close to the slider as I can get, it almost feels like I am embraced beneath your red-gold umbrella canopy, lit from within like a Japanese lantern… where the words in my heart and on my lips are all for You.
O Father, thank You for the glorious annual gift of my beautiful maple! How the inner, indescribable fire of it transports my spirit by your majesty, pours over me Your Glory. So much so that my mouth is dumb with the awe of each intricately cut leaf, each shadow so gracefully painted on uplifted branch. This is blessing…and favor…and anointing on my home, my life, my all.
And I am filled to overflowing with thanksgiving for every little gift from your hand, every huge one… all part of THE BLESSING Covenant of Abraham that Jesus brought us back into through the cross. O thank you, Lord, for sending Your Son to restore us under Your umbrella of Grace and Mercy and Light and Life! Thank you for the Blood shed for us that makes us partakers, inheritors of all that You are!
Thank You for music that dances across my spirit. Praise you for the joy of looking out windows from every vantage point of my home – where color is riotous in red flame bushes and emerald green lawn. Thank you for the comfy chairs in my living room that speak cosy to my heart… the curve of furniture, the joy of a gentle picture frame on my mantel, the yellow Gerber daisy smiling from my blue and white pitcher, just for the pure pleasure of looking at these…
Praise You for good news of a neighbor doing well this week… for this computer and Your enabling of my writing, the amazing way You are somehow showing me how to create artwork beyond anything I’ve done before… and how You often leave me speechless with wonder of being able to accomplish it.
Thank You for a hundred thousand little ordinary things like hairbrushes, and toothbrushes and soaps. For being able to clean a much lived in home till it sparkles anew. For the gift of words that encourage another, for prayer, for knowing You more.
Thank You for Your majesty and power and great, great love… for wanting healing and hope and renewed life for us all. Thank You for Your enjoyment of our simple delights as well as the major Gifts You shower upon us…
Today, I will declare and praise You that I am running and not getting weary! I am walking and not becoming faint! You restore my youth like the eagle’s and make me to soar like the same!
For Your Blood that cleanses, cures, restores and flows through ours!
For Your promise covenant Blessing in all it’s overflow…
I open my heart and mouth to proclaim Your Glory…
Here… beneath Your splendiferous autumn umbrella glow.
Take my words and light them from within, O God… to send out as Your umbrella to another today…
“Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.”
~hymn, Johnson Oatman Jr., lyricist
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us…
He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham
might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus,
so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
~ Galatians 3:13,14 [NIV]
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This is day 26 of my fall series – 31 days to An Autumn Harvest of our Words. For these posts, I thought I’d explore a different twist on why our words matter…
Is there a God-established sowing, reaping and harvesting in our words?
Especially of His Words, spoken?
To follow this series, it’s important to begin here, A Prequel Post to the Annual Autumn 31 Days Linkup and then click here for new posts each day: