I awoke this morning to a busy schedule and a full heart. After lunch, my dear husband and I will be leaving for Georgia. My mother is having eye surgery, and we are going to help her out a couple of days.
I had a post almost done. But when I began to edit it to finish and publish, an inner voice said, "No, not today."
My cups runs over. God is so good! Yet, I long to know God's love more deeply and hear His voice more profoundly. It is sometimes painful to yearn for Him, but God knows the work He longs to do in our lives and has a reason for each process.
While shopping at a variety store a few days ago, I saw this small book wedged between many others. I grasped it and pulled its bright green cover toward me.
"Heart Breathings," the title read. I knew I had a find when I saw the author's name: Leonard Ravenhill.
A profoundly deep, inspiring author he is. One who mixes no words. You definitely hear the man's heart when you read his books.
This particular one is a small collection of poetry and prose. In the forward of "Heart Breathings," I even found beauty.
"These poems are the roarings and sightings and longings of the inarticulate soul trying to create a substance through which to transmit its feelings to others."
I want to share just one, simple part of Leonard Ravenhill's "inarticulate soul" with you today. I pray it will bless you, give you pause, and stir your longing for the deep waters of our Father's love.
To Please My God
I ask no bliss
To know Thy will,
And it fulfill,
In every part
So that my heart,
May know the joy
If you have opportunity, please pray for our safety, and remember my mom.
Much love to each of you. I appreciate your friendships beyond words.
I pray our dear, precious heavenly Father will be with you and guide each part of your day. May He give you peace and keep you in His tender loving care. May God give you joy! A full heart of His fullness! Oh, just to know Jesus!