Ps 91 (NKJV)

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the perilous pestilence.4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

Monday, July 15, 2013

It's Not Over

Lately, God has been really speaking to me through music. Yesterday was no exception. As a member of our worship choir, I'd sung this piece a few times, but I'd really not paid much attention to the verses as we aren't responsible for singing those. But yesterday, oh man...

Let me explain. I think I mentioned that I felt it was time to sell my horses. As much as I loved them, I just didn't have time to spend riding them like they needed. Well, Saturday they went to their new family. It was a bittersweet moment, and I feel no shame in saying I shed a few tears.

Then yesterday, we sang this song. I know this might, or might not be to your music tastes, but listen to the above song. Really listen.

You see, I've been wondering over the last few weeks whether writing is really where God is calling me to spend my time. Not that I wouldn't write, I would. I couldn't not write. I just wouldn't pursue publication. But I received some great encouragement from some facebook friends (who happen to be real-life friends, too).

 Then God confirmed his word to me yesterday. Read this verse:
I know it's dark just before dawn
This might just be the hardest season you've experienced
I know it hurts; it won't be too long
You're closer than you think you are
You're closer than you've been before
And it just hit me. God allowed me to have horses for a season. It was what I needed a few years ago, so I could know that in HIS timing, He would answer my prayers. As of Saturday that season was over and a new one is just about to begin. Look at the last two lines again..."you're closer than you think you are, you're closer than you've been before."

It reminds me of a picture I've seen on facebook. The guy is mining for diamonds and he quits and walks away one strike away from breaking through. :)

Okay, back to the song. Here's verse two.

Something is moving, turning around
Seasons are changing; everything is different now
Here comes the sun piercing the clouds
You're closer than you think you are
You're closer than you've been before

*Sigh* Seasons are changing; everything is different now.

Now the chorus:
It's not over, it's not finished
It's not ending; it's only the beginning
When God is in it, all things are new
When God is in it. Is God in your writing or your everyday life? Sad to say, I have neglected to keep Him in mine each day. But that's changing. Everyday I'm going to ask for His help, His words, His message to come through me. I'm going to ask, seek and knock.

Okay, so now you know how God touched my yesterday during worship. How has he spoken to you recently?



  1. It is so exciting to see and hear how God is moving and reshaping your life. The message I keep getting is be fire it....

    1. I tried to comment on this yesterday, but blogger does not like my Ipad.

      I keep hearing the same message, Tina. It's just SO hard to wait. :)

  2. Thanks Ginger! I really needed that song tonight. The last few weeks I've struggled to keep going writing-wise. I have felt lost...

    1. Jennifer, I'm right there with you. The writing journey is long and rocky, and mostly a uphill battle-even after publication.

      I'm glad my struggles and subsequent insights are helping you, too. :)


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