Sit with Me a while

“Sit with Me a while,” I heard Him say.

“But Lord, I have so much to do today!” And I went about getting ready for my day. “In a little bit.”

“Sit with Me now,” I heard His voice again.

He somehow knows how to make Himself irresistible.

I grabbed my favorite little giraffe coffee cup, and got comfy in “my” chair, facing the great outdoors of my little yard.

coffee cup pensive

“Lord, I…” and I lost all my words, as God began to paint the morning sky.

I stared, my heart swelling with awe.

The reds and pinks and oranges melted into each other, and the colors kept moving and ebbing and rising up higher and higher, filling me with more and more unspeakable joy.  And my spirit communed with God at a brand new level.

I let Him love on me. And I loved Him right back.

The painting did not last but four minutes. But I was changed forever.




  1. It was our first rather warm springlike evening. I had walked and talked to God earlier in that day as I strolled around the perimeters of our lake. It was though glory was all around . . . but tonight He called me too. It was dark, the wind blew lightly through my hair and there were no stars in the sky; but God was there and I thanked him – for it all!! Thank you for the blog. it is often nice to know other feel the companionship and peace of what “some people” might call nothing at all!!


  2. Barb – This reminds me of Psalm 46:10 – Be Still and Know That I am God. That’s my New Year’s theme! You were the one who suggested the book 1000 Gifts by Ann Voscamp. That was life-changing for me!! While recording my 1000 Gifts, I learned how to appreciate the little things in life that we often take for granted, like a morning or evening sky. As a matter of fact, I almost feel obsessed with the sky and its ever-changing beauty. I have to wonder if this is His way of telling me that my eyes need to be focused upward at all times. I was so able to relate to this post. 🙂


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