Sunday, February 26, 2012

Clearing Out The Dust Bunnies

Welcome friends!  It is good to have you back at my "kitchen table" for a visit.  I have been absent from my cyber home here for two weeks, and everything has been shut down and closed up while I was on a a vacation of sorts.  I now feel the need to clear out the dust bunnies, open the windows to let in some fresh air, and dig out the vinegar and water to make everything sparkle once again.

Just like my cyber home, I too have been shut down and closed up while going through a time of reflection, growth, and renewal.  Spending nearly two weeks in my recliner from a nasty relapse with the Lyme gave me the opportunity to study God's Word intensely and have some long talks with Him about a variety of things.  I did a lot of talking, some crying, and some venting, but God is patient and when I would finally came to a place of being still, He talked and I listened.  He blessed me and I rejoiced.  He opened my heart and my spirit and I was restored and renewed.

It was a wonderful time of studying and still is.  And what have I been studying?  The Holy Spirit mostly. A number of books have been read, scriptures have been poured over, and my husband and I have been listening and watching evangelists speak online and on TV as God has enlightened us, blessed us, and helped us to grow.  Even in our 60's there is sooooo much to learn and now it seems.....soooooo little time!

Today one phrase keeps blessing my heart as it replays in my head.

"The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside of you!"

It's nice to be back.


Sunshine and Sand Dollars said...

Welcome back! :)

Janet said...

I am glad you are back! Have been praying for you my Dear Knee Team Friend! Janet

Elaine said...

So happy you are back! God has heard our prayers for you:)


Alisha said...

Renee, I had you on my heart last night and was praying for you.

What powerful Truth to proclaim about the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is in us!

Aren't times alone with the Lord so refreshing and renewing?! They are needed everyday for everyone. Praying for many more moments like that for you with Him.

Sending you a hug! -Alisha