Today’s post is written by our Brave Writer, Lindsay Munoz.
She breathes it in; the smell of fresh rain, the smell of life being created and renewed.
She stares out of her water splattered window enjoying the stillness and feeling at peace.
She’s always loved the season that makes all things new; it reminds her of her own journey.
A little fresh growth here and there followed by a season of drought,
as if she was literally clawing and scraping at the dirt just to break the surface.
As always the rain would come again breathing new life into her being; into her soul.
A thunderstorm of love to replace the feelings of lonliness.
A downpour of beauty and encouragement to replace the lack of self worth.
A hurricane of courage to replace the never ending moments of doubt.
A flood of grace to replace shame and regret.
She closes her eyes, just listening to the sounds; the rain drops calm her as they pitter patter, forgetting the whole world is moving around her.
She uses this time as a motivator, to be brave and prepare for what will come after.
Expecting nothing less than heavenly encounters and restoration deep within her, she silently calls out to her Father;
Take me I am Yours for there is no other. You are faithful and unchanging and you ALWAYS bring me through. I want all of You, give me more and more! I don’t want to settle for less than what You created me for.
She opens her eyes and takes it all in, overwhelmed by His Spirit as His words rush in;
My daughter and friend, you are Mine forever. You are my new creation and I love you; that will never falter. Rest in me, I want to take all of your burdens. Trust in Me because I will never let you down. And when it seems that the grass and flowers have withered, remember that My word remains forever.
Lindsay Munoz is married to the love of her life and the mommy to two amazing kids. Her passion is for others to know how deeply loved they are by God. You can visit Lindsay at her blog at http://munozmama.wordpress.com