Thursday, May 24, 2012

Don't Wanna Miss It

While walking down one of the beautiful sandy beaches on the Oregon Coast with my sister, I was talking with her, about what we’d learned in the study of Jonah this last week.

One of the things that stood out to both of us, was when Priscilla Shriver mentioned, when she gets to heaven, she doesn’t want to find out, that she missed out on power from the Holy Spirit that had been available to her on earth.

I don’t want to miss out on the power that Jesus gives us to live this life and the things that come with it either.

We discussed how it looks to be walking in the Holy Spirit and the power that He gives us. After all, the power from the Holy Spirit is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.

Are we really walking in that power?

While we were going over this, we noticed just how peaceful it was to just stand on the shore, feet in the water, and listen to the waves, to look at the beautiful blue skies.

Isn’t this one way it’s supposed to be? Peaceful?

But what about the stresses that come from fast schedules, work, relationships….and just plain trying to keep up?

Peace.

Didn’t Jesus say, Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27 NKJ)

We watched my daughter running about just enjoying what was  in front of her, filled with a child’s joy…doesn’t He want us to come to Him with childlike faith?











As we left the beach area we walked through some sand with patches of dry grass. Suddenly, we just stopped on the path. We didn’t want to go any further, but rather we let ourselves savor the moment, soak in the peace, and enjoy the feel of the wind on our skin and the beautiful view.


Are we stopping? Sometimes we just have to stop…even God stopped for a day of rest…and no matter what we are busy with, or what is knocking on our door…stop and receive all that God has for you to get through each moment.





Galations 5:22 – 23 (NIV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control…




1 comment:

carolyncooki said...

Love the photos, Linda. They add power to your words.