heavenly yearning

The end of day sun shines in through our kitchen window as Dear Dear waters our small vegetable garden. Today was uneventful but generally good in its fullness. Friends visiting over night. Meals with long conversations. Goodbyes before their drive back to the big city further south.

One of our friends and I talked about the choice to trust in God’s goodness – the necessity to daily choose to trust in Him. So many highs and lows we’ve each faced the last several years. I appreciate our spirit-filled and spiritual conversations. Our introspectiveness is sometimes overwhelming but I think it’s partly because we’re both such verbal processors and also perfectionists. But we also both have a desire to grow, become more holy and to be an effective witness for Christ.  Our challenges and lessons learned are a help to each of us I think.  If only we could let go of our perfectionist tendencies…“Skipping like a calf loosed from its stall…” (J. Garrels)

This song came to mind after she and our other friend left.

Let the words soak and refresh you.

Farther Along by Josh Garrels

Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brothers, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand this, all by and by

Tempted and tried, I wondered why
The good man died, the bad man thrives
And Jesus cries because he loves em’ both
We’re all cast-aways in need of ropes
Hangin’ on by the last threads of our hope
In a house of mirrors full of smoke
Confusing illusions I’ve seen

Where did I go wrong, I sang along
To every chorus of the song
That the devil wrote like a piper at the gates
Leading mice and men down to their fates
But some will courageously escape
The seductive voice with a heart of faith
While walkin’ that line back home

So much more to life than we’ve been told
It’s full of beauty that will unfold
And shine like you struck gold my wayward son
That deadweight burden weighs a ton
Go down into the river and let it run
And wash away all the things you’ve done
Forgiveness alright


Still I get hard pressed on every side
Between the rock and a compromise
Like the truth and pack of lies fightin’ for my soul
And I’ve got no place left go
Cause I got changed by what I’ve been shown
More glory than the world has known
Keeps me ramblin’ on

Skipping like a calf loosed from its stall
I’m free to love once and for all
And even when I fall I’ll get back up
For the joy that overflows my cup
Heaven filled me with more than enough
Broke down my levee and my bluff
Let the flood wash me

And one day when the sky rolls back on us
Some rejoice and the others fuss
Cause every knee must bow and tongue confess
That the son of god is forever blessed
His is the kingdom, we’re the guests
So put your voice up to the test
Sing Lord, come soon


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