when I show up…

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A cool Spring morning and a warm cup of coffee.

The quietness left behind from the three that leave early.

I love this time of day.

I typically claim it as “MINE”…
my time to write, to blog, to read, to sit.

I haven’t given this time to the ONE who gives it to me
in oh-so-long.

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Quite honestly,
I’ve struggled of late…
wondering where He is,
what He has for me,
who I am.

It’s the on-going struggle for this selfish heart.

Forty-four years of this,
I hoped to have out-grown it long ago.

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This morning, a subtle whisper as I grabbed my coffee cup,
“Get your new study Bible. Take your camera.”

For today, I heeded rather than ignored the subtle whisper deep within.

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I took my coffee, my Bible, and my camera out amongst my Spring yard
already singing His praise.

I began by returning to the familiar…
and underlined a favorite passage.

He has shown you, O mortal,
what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

One verse led to a chapter,
and the chapter led to reading the entire book of Micah.

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As I read, the sun crested the trees
and lit up the words before me and
He lit them up within me.

Who is a God like you,
who pardons sin and forgives the transgression
of the remnant of his inheritance?
You do not stay angry forever
but delight to show mercy.
You will again have compassion on us;
you will tread our sins underfoot
and hurl all our iniquities into the 
depths of the sea.
Micha 7:18-19

He met me there,
on my cluttered deck
with a breeze that blew the pages of my Bible
and the sun that warmed my skin.

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all because I showed up.

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…. as I met him there, I knew that He was calling me to write this out, as a reminder to myself of His goodness to me. All glory to Him.