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Filling up the Deflated.

April 18, 2012

I have been deflated.  I just took a few hits, all happening during a spiritually quite time.

I have learned in the past ,that those times when you feel like you aren’t hearing anything in particular…those are the moments it is about you seeking Him… Because that is what real relationship is about…

being sought out…time spent… and then seeking the other out and knowing you are that important…important enough to be sought after.

So that is what I did…. but still pretty quite.

Not to be confused with a desert, as my prayers were clearly being answered…I just wasn’t hearing anything.

The best way I can explain it was …deflated and discouraged with everything quiet. Eyes wide looking for what He is saying.

But then…with just as equally no explanation…I woke up this morning and …I could just feel it.

The barrier had lifted.

Like most mornings, I turned on the  International House of Prayer out of Kansas City (there is an app for that…and it is amazing!)… and that David Brymer song I showed you a week ago, was playing this morning  and Jon Thurlow was singing it….so good.   I went right into worship…and the baby twirled behind me.

Immediately my kitchen was transformed.

It was like being in the best PFW we have held.  My little kitchen transformed into a chapel.

My  tea stained counters an alter and my sink a way to wash it all clean.

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Right there, near the unused oatmeal that boy was pushing around his bowl, angels gathered.

As the baby danced around with her plastic microphone she worshiped like the best on the most elaborate stage.

I could feel that throne room experience where you feel like you can pray and you are heard because He is near.

So with the song finishing I sat down…and just prayed…and you could feel it twining through the house…a beautiful Vine and us all branches.

A feeling of being restored.  A vase filled up.

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More on making your home a chapel:
We are all a Messy Kitchen
Going to Chapel.
How to do Long Communion.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2012 3:14 pm

    Hi T – its really great when suddenly that feeling of oppression is lifted and your soul feels lighter and joyful – for no good reason. Our God is so good. Lovely post
    God bless
    Tracy

  2. r.elliott permalink
    April 18, 2012 7:31 pm

    T…I love how God can just sweep us off our feet in a moment…one minute feet stuck…the next…dancing…empty to full…blessings to you as you drink deep.

  3. April 18, 2012 10:31 pm

    (Rock chalk? …sorry you mentioned Kansas.. it comes out like hiccups…) filled up is something i didn’t quite realize i was needing till i kept hearing it ( i tend to need to hear things about six times or so before i hear it)

  4. April 19, 2012 12:57 am

    to wake up and drink deep and be refreshed… what a great new start to a day!
    cheering with you… our Lord is an awesome God!

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