Friday, January 6, 2012


I love these five-minute Fridays with Lisa-Jo! There is something so neat about uninhibited writing.

Today's topic: ROAR

When I saw what the topic for today was my first thought was The David Crowder Band's song, Like A Lion.

~My God's not dead, He's surely alive. He's living on the inside, roaring like a lion~

Love that song! As a matter of fact, I love the David Crowder Band.

Isn't true though? How He really does live within us and roars. Sadly, we quench the silence with our doubts, our fears and our own plans.

It's a new year, this I know. Even though I didn't feel much like celebrating it (I actually didn't acknowledge the New Year with the typical fanfare) I am aware that it's a new year.

I've seen and I've heard all the typical stuff one usually sees when the first of January is upon us. I'm not quite sure what it is that bothers me this year. How we tend to think when the clock strikes mid-night, ending the 31st of December and beginning the 1st of January, why we think much will change or be different.

Just because its a new year, doesn't mean we leave everything behind us. It doesn't mean that nothing but good lies before us.

God roars! He roars gently. He roars ferociously. He roars in new ways. He roars in old ways.

I've heard the silent whispers from Him this past year and I've heard the ear piercing roars as well.

I've had a hard time with the sentiment that what happened in 2011 also remains there.

I've experienced a lot in 2011. A lot of joy and a lot of pain. And because of both, my eyes and my heart have become opened to things that have always been but became new to me.

God roared and I listened.

I have had a hard time with the sentiment that we need to leave this past year behind. 2011 is the precious, never-going-to-forget-year, I met Emmerson and Vivienne and also the heart wrenching year I said goodbye.

I don't want to leave all of that behind. I want to take it with me. Every drop of it. Because of what I have experienced, it has changed me. I can't leave that behind.

He roared like a lion and I chose to listen.

He roars like a lion because He's still alive.

~Let hope arise and make the darkness hide~


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post - I am completely in awe of your strength in the face of what you went through in 2011, and can only offer love and prayer...



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