Wednesday, January 5, 2011

God's Smile

Angie here:
Have you ever felt God's smile?

Every now and then I think I do. It's a glimse, like a chinook in winter. Sometimes I feel a connection that all is well. Maybe it's that strong sense of well-being, but it comes with an intense sense of joy too. One that just makes me grin up at the heavens.

It's that deep feeling I'm after this year. I don't want the rush of success, I want that gut level connection where the Spirit of the Lord speaks into my soul. I'm searching for it this year. This is one thing I think God will grant.

Psalm 42: 1-2 (NIV)
1 As the deer longs for streams of water,
      so I long for you, O God.
 2 I thirst for God, the living God.
      When can I go and stand before him?

Deer on side of mountain in Montana

This last week, I've had a horrible virus. Still not quite up to par. But it's given me that feeling of a dry, parched throat. I can't get enough to drink to slake the burn or quench my desire for liquids. I think God does allow experience to teach us what we need from him. I think this week was the week to show me the verses I need to focus on this year. My thirst. My desire to stand before him.

I Will: Search for living water this year.
I Will: Long for God to quench my thirst.

Do you have verses to direct your year? If so, what are they?


  1. Okay, first let me admit here I had to look up chinook. Wonderful word, Angie. thanks for expanding my vocab. :)

    God has given me a word for the year, and I'm actually going to blog on it. So more tomorrow! :)

  2. beautifully written, Angie!

    I don't know if this qualifies, but I'm always repeating to myself a verse that contains, "God loves a cheerful giver" So I don't know the scripture off the top of my head, but i know it comes from scripture. I always feel I'm giving a lot of myself to work, to family and I want to be a giver, but a lot of times my selfish side kicks in. I have to remind myself of that verse during those times.

  3. Verses have come to me in the past, but not yet for this year. Still waiting...

  4. I live for chinooks, Missy :-) Up here in Mt a chinook is such a joyful time in the middle of winter. It's like God caressing us with his warmth.

    I think it counts, Christy :-)

    Jenn, I understand. For some reason we all think it has to be in our timing. Wait on God's. It's more perfect :-)