And thoughts today.
Following up on fresh faces and beautiful hearts.
Trying to put it all together, pare it all down; what does God want me to learn from this? What is He telling me through these sweet voices?
Last night, as I tucked in little bodies that were a hole in my heart while I was away, Littlest Son says, with a yawn:
“Let’s say silent prayers tonight,” he closes his eyes with a happy smile on his face. Reunions are so lovely. “Then they can rise up and meet in the air.”
His smile was luminescent in the night light shining through the cracks in the blind. His brother beside him closes his eyes too.
But I am left speechless, because, isn’t this one of the things my heart has heard this weekend?
In her session, Experiencing God’s Power in Your Ministry, Mary Ann Ruff spoke about corporate prayer. I’ll not forget one thing she said (a paraphrase): We can never know what happens in the spiritual realm when we pray together. But I believe it is something powerful.
This is what my Littlest Son knows with his heart.
This nine-year-old speaks from his heart what I traveled over 280 miles and spent three days to learn.
With these words from my son’s sleepy lips, I hear God whisper, “Listen to your heart, Beloved. Listen like a child.”
I have some people to pray with, Dear Ones. It seems so clear now. Why not yesterday, or the day before, I cannot say. But He wants me to reach out and take the hands of some I would rather not.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42)
He wants us to pray together.
“When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God…” (Acts 4:24a)
“All the believers were in one heart and mind…” (Acts 4:32a)
Being one in heart and mind.
I am willing, if He so wills.
I leave you with some images of my treasured time with Proverbs 31 this weekend:
My sweet bloggy friend Shanda, from Fellowship.
The amazing Lisa Whittle…So much Behind Those Eyes.
With Van Walton, a very special lady, and Shanda.
With Lindsey Kane, an amazing worship leader…and ever so energetic!